Akron General’s Stover and Cleveland Clinic’s Cosgrove to speak at Press Club Feb. 2

Akron General Health System CEO Dr. Thomas “Tim” Stover and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove will speak at the Akron Press Club on Tuesday, February 2. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m., and the program will follow. There will be the opportunity for questions from the audience.
The Greater Akron Chamber is a co-sponsor of this event.
Akron General became part of Cleveland Clinic in November 2015. Cleveland Clinic will make at least $29.8 million in capital improvements to Akron General Health System in the first year of ownership and similar amounts annually for the next four years. This money is in addition to an initial investment of $100 million.
The relationship between Akron General and Cleveland Clinic has produced work teams that have been collaborating on a number of initiatives resulting in clinical improvements, cost savings and the sharing of best practices. Stover and Cosgrove will speak about the relationship during the luncheon.
In 2012, Stover became the first physician to lead Akron General. He joined Akron General in 1993. Through different leadership roles, he has championed the promotion of health and wellness initiatives.
Stover received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from West Virginia University and a master’s of business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Akron City Hospital.
Cosgrove was named Cleveland Clinic chief executive in 2004. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 1975 and was named chairman of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in 1989.
Cosgrove received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and completed his clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital and Brook General Hospital in London. His undergraduate work was at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Program: Akron General Health System CEO Dr. Tim Stover and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Toby Cosgrove.
Time: Luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, February 2. Program follows.
Place: Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).
· $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
· $25 for all reservations made after Thursday, January 28 (members and non-members).
Reservations requested: Register through EventSpot here. Or contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.
Reservation deadline: Noon, Thursday, January 28.
Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.

Upcoming Press Club events:
· January 25, 2016 – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland.
· February 23 – State of Akron Schools by Superintendent David James.
· March 31 – State of Summit County by Executive Russ Pry.

The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.