Take a virtual tour of a Summa mother/baby unit.
In addition to Summa Health System being the safest place in the Akron area to give
birth, private rooms with bathrooms, compassionate care and extended support also
comprise the many reasons why expectant moms choose to give birth at Summa. Schedule
a tour and experience the difference.
The safest place in the Akron region in which to give birth, with:
A C-section rate lower than the statewide average
Participation in the Best Fed Beginnings project
Pursuit of a Baby Friendly Hospital designation
One of two Ohio hospitals to receive the 2012 Ohio Patient Safety Institute’s Best Practice Award from the Ohio Hospital Association
One of the few Level III perinatal centers for high-risk pregnancies in the region
A NICU nursery staffed by Akron Children’s Hospital neonatologists
Private mother/baby rooms available at all Summa hospitals:
Summa Akron City Hospital’s mother baby unit (on 3 north) features 18 newly renovated private rooms featuring a full bathroom with ceramic-tiled shower to provide a relaxing, spa-like environment for new moms
- Baby stays in mother’s room unless there is a medical need for nursery care
Plenty of birthing options from which to choose:
Midwifery services (available at all three hospitals)
Low-risk birthing room with minimal medical intervention
Tub rooms available for hydrotherapy
Kangaroo care (skin-to-skin contact of mother/infant after birth)
Personal support and educational programs:
Call (888) 544-1266 to sign up for a tour of our mother baby units located at Summa Akron City Hospital and Summa Barberton Hospital. Also, register for a childbirth/childcare education class or schedule an appointment with a Summa obstetrician.