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Brian Derrick Named as Summa Health System Chief Financial Officer

October 19, 2011 – (Cleveland, Ohio)paul~lawrence associates are pleased to announce that Brian Derrick has been hired by Summa Health System in Akron as its new Chief Financial Officer effective September 14th. He will be responsible for the overall financial leadership and related strategy for this large, integrated delivery system healthcare entity. paul/lawrence associates were retained by Summa to undertake the national search, with Larry S. Imely, CEO and Suzanne Conroy, SVP as the search consultants managing the assignment.

Brian Derrick, CPA will join Summa Health System on November 8, 2011 as System Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. For the past eight years, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer for Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pa. Prior to that, he held various finance leadership positions at the Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in the United States.

Larry Imely stated that, "The search was a collaborative one, with extremely strong involvement of members of the Board and senior leadership, intent on finding the very best financial professional to serve in a financial leadership role at Summa. We believe Brian meets and exceeds that requirement."

"The key was to keep the process moving along, and ensure that Summa could benchmark candidates as the search program unfolded," stated Suzanne Conroy. "The facilitation and guidance from the internal staff in finance and human resources greatly assisted the search program in its ultimate success," she added.

Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron.

paul~lawrence associates operates from seven offices in the United States and five offices internationally. In addition to serving large medical institutions, agencies and medical device companies globally through its Healthcare & Life Sciences practice, paul/lawrence provides 10 different practices to serve its global Fortune 1000 clientele.

paul~lawrence associates operates from offices in the United States and five offices internationally. In addition to serving large global services companies through its international practice, paul~lawrence associates provides 10 different practices to serve its global Fortune 1000 clientele.

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