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Weight Loss Clinics at Summa Health

The Weight Management Institute is now offering Weight Loss Clinics exclusively for Summa Health employees. Classes start the week of 1/15, and you still have time to register. Even if you miss the first session, it is not too late; a makeup will be offered.

This program will use the most current research in weight loss, and will be led by a Registered Dietitian with expertise in weight loss. Participants will attend weekly meetings, have their weight and BMI measured, receive education regarding weight loss, and participate in group discussion.

What to Do:

  • Read the program flier here.
  • Call Rose Ann Chiurazzi at 330.375.6737 to enroll.

Learn About Medicare

SummaCare representatives will be available to help Summa Health employees learn more about Medicare options.

Summa Health System – Barberton Campus, Lobby
January 18: 10 a.m. to noon
Summa Health System – Akron Campus, Virtues Lobby
January 25: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What to Do:
Stop by one of these information tables to receive a free booklet that will help guide you through Medicare.


Lose4U at YMCA

The Kohl Family YMCA will be offering a Lose4U program Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 -7 a.m. beginning on Jan. 23. The 12-week weight loss program will feature small group instruction from a Certified Personal Trainer, weekly support via newsletter, basic nutrition advice, and updates on group progress. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

What to Do:

  • View the flier for more information on how to register for LOSE4U.
  • You can sign up alone or as part of a small team.

Contact Fittings at Discounted Price

The Ophthalmology Department is fitting patients for disposable soft contact lenses at a discounted price. This can be monovision, bifocal or single vision contacts, but does not include toric lenses (astigmatism).

The process requires two appointments: a dilated medical exam and then a fitting exam. The dilated medical exam is billed to your insurance and you are responsible for any co-pay. Make sure it is time for your insurance to cover the exam. The fitting exam for contacts is a self-pay service. The cost is $20.00 and is due at time of check in. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover are accepted.

Any subsequent visits related to the fit of the contacts are covered with the $20.00 charge. Once the prescription is finalized you will receive a written prescription for contacts that you can fill at the location of your choice. The Ophthalmology department does not sell the contacts; they only do the fitting.

What to Do:
Call 330.375.4831 to schedule the appointments.


Win an Entry to Run in the Medina Half Marathon/5K

As the title sponsor of the Medina Half Marathon/5K, Summa Health has a limited number of entries to give away to employees. All races will take place Saturday, May 26.

What to Do:

  • Email Questions4Summa@summahealth.org by February 23 for your chance to enter the drawing. Please make sure to indicate the race in which you would like to participate.
  • Employees will be randomly selected, and contacted for more information about how to register.

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Issue 193 - January 11, 2018