Summa Health System 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:
- Community-based health centers
- A health plan (SummaCare)
- A multi-specialty group practice
- An entrepreneurial entity
- Research and medical education
- Multiple foundations
Summa is nationally recognized for exceptional patient care and is a model of excellence and an international resource for the study of geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative care. The organization offers exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery through multiple operating entities.
Summa serves more than one million patient each year in comprehensive acute, critical, emergency, outpatient and long-term/home care settings. 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 consistently is ranked one of the best healthcare providers in the country.