Thomas J. Strauss

Biography
Biography
Thomas J. Strauss

Thomas J. Strauss

Thomas J. Strauss is president and chief executive officer of Summa Health System. Prior to joining Summa in 1999, Mr. Strauss was president of Meridia Health Services in Cleveland.

For 10 years, he held a number of leadership positions with Meridia, including the leadership for the system’s eight service lines, president of the eastern region, president of Meridia South Pointe Hospital, president of Meridia Suburban Hospital and president of Meridia Institute/Meridia Health Ventures. Strauss is the Chairman of the Greater Akron Chamber Board of Directors and a board member of the Akron Regional Hospital Association, Akron Tomorrow, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County and Premier, Inc.

Expertise
Expertise
Summa Health System has more than doubled in size under the leadership of Tom Strauss. His experience allows him to understand the challenges of integration as well as those presented by healthcare reform.

Education
Education
Pharmacology Residency, Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, Penn.
Doctor of Pharmacy, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Recent articles & talks

Recent Articles and Talks

Healthcare Workforce
July 2010
Insight Akron

Healthcare Reform
Sept. 14, 2010
Smart Business Speaker’s Series

Healthcare Reform
June 9, 2010
Premier Conference Executive Briefing

Healthcare Reform
Jan. 21, 2011
Northeast Ohio Underwriter’s Association

Topics
Topics

  • Servant leadership
  • Patient-first philosophy
  • Accountable Care Organizations and healthcare reform

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