Summaís head nurse discourages health systemís RNs from attempting to form union. Reported by Betty Lin-Fisher. Summa Healthís chief nursing officer is discouraging the health systemís nurses from a possible attempt to unionize. In a memo sent Tuesday to registered nurses at Summaís Akron City, Barberton, St. Thomas and Wadsworth Rittman hospital campuses and satellite emergency rooms, Lanie Ward, Summa senior vice president and chief nursing officer, explained the hospital systemís stance against unionizing.

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