National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 28 aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Summa Health is committed to supporting the event with the participation of other local partners.


  • The Old First Merit Building, 480 W Tuscarawas Ave, Barberton
  • Kohl Family YMCA, Summa Health System – Akron Campus, 477 East Market St, Akron
  • Wadsworth YMCA 623 School Dr, Wadsworth

What to Do:

  • Drop off any unused prescription meds at the participating locations between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • For more information, call 330.375.6912 or click here.

Healthy Cooking with Chef Yolanda Ramos

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, there will be a cooking demo at Summa Health Equity Center this Saturday. Professional chef Yolanda Ramos will be showing attendees how to make tasty but healthy meals. Sampling will be provided.

What to Do:

LASIK Program

The Summa Ophthalmology Center is offering LASIK evaluations, workup and surgery for a limited number of employees between Dec. 2017 and March 2018. The service is provided by the senior resident under the direct supervision of the attending physicians Lawrence Lohman, M.D. and Marc Jones, M.D. from Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons.

LASIK remains an out-of-pocket expense; however, pricing is reduced for cases scheduled with the Ophthalmology Center Residency Program.

What to Do:
If you would like to receive more information about the LASIK program, email Dee Hopkins at hopkinsd@summahealth.org.

2017 Senior & Caregiver Expo

Attend the 2017 Senior & Caregiver Expo on Friday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Soprema Senior Center and Community Center Field House. Visit dozens of vendors, receive giveaways and get your health screenings and flu shot. If you come in costume, you have the chance to win a prize.

What to Do:
View the flier for more information.

Employee Hobby and Craft Fair

The Annual Employee Hobby and Craft Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Ann and David Brennan Pavilion.

Some of your favorite vendors are returning as well as a lot of new faces. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Vendors will be at the event selling one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, jewelry and home décor as well as jams/jellies and baked goods. Please Note: Payroll deduction IS NOT available for this event. All vendors will accept cash; some vendors will accept check and credit/debit cards.

What to Do:

  • View the flier for more details and stop by the Craft Fair on Thursday, Oct. 26.
  • If you have any questions, contact Human Resources at 234.312.5875 or thomassu@summahealth.org.


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Issue 181 - October 12, 2017