Summa Health System

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Summa Health is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system in Northeast Ohio, United States. The Greater Akron Chamber (Ohio) [1] documents Summa Health as the largest employer in Summit County with more than 7,000 employees. Summa provides comprehensive emergency, acute, critical, outpatient and long-term/home care.

Summa Health's integrated healthcare system encompasses a network of hospitals, multiple community-based health centers, a health plan (SummaCare), a multi-specialty group practice, an accountable care organization (ACO - New Health Collaborative), research and medical education and a foundation.

Outpatient care is offered throughout Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties in several community health centers. The healthcare system provides patient care, medical research and continuing medical education, and is consistently ranked a top healthcare provider in the region.[2][3][4][5][6][7]


Headquarters on Market Street in downtown Akron, on the site of the former Portage Hotel

Summa Health System was formed in 1989 when Akron City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital merged. Summa Health now encompasses a network of hospitals, community-based health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, an entrepreneurial entity, research and medical education and a foundation.

More than 1,300 licensed, inpatient beds are represented on the Summa Health Akron Campus, Summa Health St. Thomas Campus, Summa Health Rehab Hospital, and Summa Health Barberton Campus.

Outpatient care is offered in multiple community health centers and through partnerships with the YMCA and the Shaw Jewish Community Center.


Summa Health System specializes in advanced bariatric care, behavioral health, cancer care, cardiovascular, neurosciences, orthopedics, primary care, senior health, sports health, surgical services, urology and women’s health.

The Jean B. and Milton N. Cooper Pavilion on the Summa Akron Campus provides outpatient cancer services. The 60,000-sq. ft. facility includes physician and support staff offices; a conference center; and cancer-related services including 28 infusion treatment areas, three radiation oncology treatment areas, diagnostic imaging, clinical research, rehabilitation services and educational and support services; and access to psychologists and physical therapists.

The Summa Wellness Institute is a 65,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) medical-based fitness facility in Hudson, Ohio. The Institute integrates fitness amenities and medical technology. Exercise physiologists create personalized fitness programs and health goals for each member after the completion of a thorough health assessment.

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Summa Health System represents more than 1,300 licensed beds in the following clinical settings:

Outpatient care is provided to the Ohio counties of Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne.


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