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Conveniently located on OH-18/Medina Road, Summa Health Center at Lake Medina, and its free-standing emergency department open 24/7, is an outpatient facility offering patients and families access to Summa’s compassionate, patient-focused care.

From diagnostics, lab work and rehab to outpatient surgery, cancer care, sports medicine and more, the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina seamlessly links it all, providing the Medina community a unique continuity of care, all under one roof, the way medicine was meant to be.

Summa Health System – headquartered in Akron, Ohio – is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the state. Formed in 1989 with the merger of Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals, the nonprofit system now encompasses a network of:
  • Hospitals
  • Community-based health centers
  • A health plan
  • A multi-specialty group practice
  • An entrepreneurial entity
  • Research and medical education
  • Multiple foundations
Summa is nationally renowned for exceptional patient care and is a model of excellence.
Summa serves more than one million patients each year in comprehensive emergency, acute, critical, outpatient and long-term/home-care settings and represents more than 2,000 licensed inpatient beds in the following clinical settings:
In addition, outpatient care is extended throughout our region in eight community health centers like Lake Medina. Providing superior, multi-specialty patient care, groundbreaking medical research and continuing medical education, Summa is consistently ranked one of the best healthcare providers in the country. This high level of care has been recognized by many third party sources including HealthGrades, where Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals ranked as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for four consecutive years. In addition, Summa’s heart, emergency, women’s health, stroke and orthopaedic services have been nationally recognized as well.

Summa at a glance:

  • 2,141 licensed beds
  • 11,000 employees
  • More than 1,500 credentialed physicians
  • 280 resident physicians
  • 240 physicians employed in Summa Physicians Inc. (SPI)
  • 153,778 covered lives – SummaCare
  • 61,176 inpatient admissions
  • 13,706 inpatient surgeries
  • 228,791 emergency visits
  • 130,259 home care visits
  • $1.6 billion in business volume impact on the local economy

Our Vision:
Summa Health will be recognized as one of the finest healthcare organizations in the United States and will be the preferred provider of healthcare services in our service area.

Our Mission:
The mission of Summa Health is to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to our patients and members and to  contribute to a healthier community.

Our Values:
Our values provide the framework for each of us to support the mission in our day-to-day work by emphasizing the beliefs and attitudes that govern the operations of the system. They are an affirmation of what is most important for the success of our organization and reflect a belief that success is a personal standard compelling us to strive to our highest potential as individuals in service to our community.