Small acts today, measurable impact tomorrow

SWCS employees share a common belief that working together we can make a difference.   

Our moto “small acts today, measurable impact tomorrow” highlights not just what our team does every day in serving the healthcare needs of our community but also how we see ourselves in the community. We are committed to working every day to provide the best care, to realizing those small acts that will make for better tomorrows for our patients and the communities where we live and work.  

This year, SWCS supported local charities, provided Christmas gifts to those in need, coached a soccer team, ran a 5K, and jumped in a freezing cold lake for a very worthy cause.  


Our team is proud to be a part of these communities with you, and our partners in healthcare. Thank you for supporting our organization and allowing us to give back.  

8th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump

On February 25, 2023, Dr. Leon, Katie and the Barberton Wound Care nurses participated in the 19th Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump to raise money to feed people and fight hunger by taking an icy dip into the Portage Lakes

The Great Falls Patriot Run 5 K Race and Walk

On July 2, 2021, our team participated in The Great Falls Patriot Run/Walk.  100% of our runner/walker fees went directly to pay hospital, doctor, labs and pharmaceutical bills of the registered cancer patient’s.  The run/walk was our chance to give back to those patient’s of the Falls Cancer Club, who are not able to participate  in all of the fun activities because of their daily fight with cancer.  As a group, we met in Cuyahoga Falls and walk/ran the mapped out course to support the Falls Cancer Club. 

Christmas Give Back

As partners in the healthcare system, we share a passion for our patients and a commitment to their overall health. A big part of that, is a sense of community and friendship. We, as a group, have given long term care facilities a way to make their holiday season a little brighter over the last few years. Our providers talk with their long term care facilities every year and ask which patients may be in need for the Christmas season. Facilities provide us 3-5 patients who do not receive any holiday gifts or those who may be in need of personal items. Our team then shops, packs and delivers those items for those patients so that they will have something to enjoy for Christmas.

This year we donated Christmas gifts to 112 patients in nursing homes in the Akron and Youngstown areas.  We are excited to continue this giveback next year.

“Thank you so much for thinking of our residents! This will help warm their hearts for the winter.” – Shepherd of the Valley Howland

“Thank you so much for doing this every year. The impact you make is truly beyond what you think. We appreciate you more than you know.” – The Pinnacle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center