Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $486,000 Federal Grant to SUMMA Health Systems for Nurse Education

Jul 2, 2015 Issues: Health Care

Akron, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan today announces $486,000 in federal funds to be awarded to SUMMA Health Systems for nurse education and retention. This grant will help SUMMA meet its future staffing needs. It is estimated that by 2022, the United States will need more than one million new nurses.

“Right now the United States needs more nurses and this grant will help SUMMA train quality nurses and keep them working,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “I congratulate the leadership of SUMMA Health System for taking the steps necessary to secure this funding.”

This award is funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity.  HRSA’s programs provide health care to people who are geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable.