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For release: June 7, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Akron General Video contest – you could win!

Akron General is asking the community to help inspire others to get started on their wellness journey by submitting a video to Akron General's First Step video contest. How do you stay healthy? What does wellness mean to you? Answer these questions on video and enter to win an Apple iPad®, flatscreen TV or $100 Visa gift card. Complete an entry form that includes a YouTube® link to your 30-60 second video and meets all contest criteria. Please note that the contest is open to everyone*, but prizes may be limited; please read all the contest rules. Visit or text FIRSTSTEP to 313131 to learn more and read all the contest rules.

*Entrant must be a natural persons at least 18 years of age and be a legal resident of the U.S. residing in one of the following Ohio counties: Summit, Medina, Wayne, Stark, Portage, Cuyahoga, Ashland, Holmes or Lorain. Restrictions apply, see all official rules for details.

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About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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