2018 Akron 60 Strong Winners Announced

Akron 60 Strong is a celebration of grit and resilience. Sponsored by Pioneer Physicians Network, the new program is designed to keep Northeast Ohio seniors active and help them navigate the complexities of Medicare coverage and other healthcare decisions.

The following 60 Strong Ambassadors have accomplished unimaginable feats; overcome chronic health conditions; changed lives for those less fortunate; and contributed to society in a meaningful way:

John Amedeo
Clarence Bechter
Angela Bosela
Fred Franks, Sr.
Sandra Fugitt
Ellen Herman

Dianne Howell
Linda Ivery
Claude Keim
Michael Neag
Madeline Schwab
Karen Watson



The primary mission of Pioneer Physicians Network, Inc. is to provide optimal, high quality medical care in a cost effective manner.

We strive to be a health care leader and maintain the highest standards of professional practice in medical teaching, practice style and the implementation of management and primary care services to meet the changing delivery structures of the future in health care.

We will be the advocate for the patients, families and caregivers and manage care by coordinating patient education, quality assessment and improvement, accessibility and accountability to the patients.

Our vision is to be “first in health” for our patients and their families. For that reason, Pioneer continues to expand, making a growing range of diagnostic and treatment options available to doctors and patients throughout the area.