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William H. Considine

As president and CEO of Akron Children's Hospital for 32 years, Bill Considine has dedicated both his career and personal life to improving the quality of care in Summit County. He is an advocate for health and education initiatives at the national, state and local levels, positioning Akron as a leader in children's health. 

Bill is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the American Hospital Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges, among many others. Locally, Bill is the chairman of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. He also serves on the Akron Biomedical Corridor Executive Board and is an executive member of the Greater Akron Chamber Board of Trustees.

Beyond his leadership in the professional arena, Bill is perhaps best known for his personal dedication to improving life for Summit County children. In addition to serving on the boards of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Bill is past chair of the Summit Education Initiative and a leader in Summit County's First Things First initiative, which focuses on the development of young children.

He has also served on the boards of Archbishop Hoban High School, Children's Family Care, Big Brothers & Sisters of Greater Akron, Children's Miracle Network, and the United Way of Summit County. 

Bill's tireless efforts in community activities have made him the recipient of dozens of awards, most recently Crain's Cleveland Business "Health Care Hero" Award. He has been honored for his leadership and philanthropy by the American Red Cross, Akron Public Schools and Summit County Children Services. 

In 2011, he added the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award to his distinctions.

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