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Charity Begins At Home Charity Begins At Home

When David and Martha Showers' first grandchild, Jeremy, was born in Ohio 17 years ago with serious health problems, he was transferred immediately to Akron Children's Hospital. “We credit Akron Children's Hospital with saving his life,” David Showers says. “We woke up to the fact that this terrific facility was available in our area.”The family also learned how expensive quality health care is; patient payments often fail to cover the total cost of additional neonatal nurses, keeping doctors on staff 24 hours a day, and offering specialty care. Showers, then president and CEO of Wayne Homes, had long believed in giving time and money to charity, but that experience cemented the hospital as one of his family's top philanthropic priorities. Read more

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