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We are Summa

Summa Health System, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is one of the largest Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems in the state. Formed in 1989 with the merger of Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals, this nonprofit system now encompasses a network of:

  • Hospitals
  • Community-based health centers
  • A health plan (SummaCare)
  • A multi-specialty group practice
  • An entrepreneurial entity
  • Research and medical education 
  • Multiple foundations

Summa Health System serves more than one million patients each year in comprehensive acute, critical, emergency, outpatient and long-term/homecare settings and represents nearly 2,000 licensed beds in the following clinical settings:

  • Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals
  • Summa Barberton Hospital
  • Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
  • Summa Western Reserve Hospital
  • Summa Rehab Hospital, a joint venture with Vibra Healthcare
  • Robinson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Summa Health System
  • Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a joint partnership with Summa Health System

Outpatient care is extended throughout Summit, Portage and Medina counties in multiple community health centers. Providing superior, multi-specialty patient care, medical research and continuing medical education, Summa Health System consistently is ranked one of the best healthcare providers in the region.

Summa provides high-quality, low-cost, high satisfaction accountable healthcare that focuses on coordinating care and care transitions throughout the clinical enterprise (and community-based providers and resources) to improve the health status of the communities we serve. 

Vital Statistics*

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Adult Patient Days


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Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterizations


Interventional Cardiac Catheterizations


Home Care Visits


Observation Patients


Data representative of the following entities: Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals, Summa Barberton Hospital, Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital, Summa Western Reserve Hospital, Robinson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Summa Health System, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Hospital, a joint partnership with Summa Health System.

*Current as of 12.31.2012 – data updated annually at the end of the first quarter of the following year.