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Health Patients & Visitors

Amenities & Services

Gift Shops
Plants, flowers, gifts and snacks may be purchased in several locations throughout Summa Health System. 

Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals.
Gift shops are operated on behalf of the hospitals by volunteers from the Women's Board of Summa Health System and the Women's Board of Summa St. Thomas Hospital. The gift shops raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for patient-care initiatives. Before making your purchase, please reference the policy regarding plants, flowers and balloons on the respective unit where your loved one is a patient.
Business hours:

Summa Akron City Hospital Gift Shop
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summa Akron City Hospital Plant Place
Monday to Friday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Summa St. Thomas Hospital Gift Shop
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Summa St. Thomas Hospital
Twice as Nice Shop
Monday: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Summa Barberton Hospital Gift Shop
Fresh cut flowers, cards, balloons, candy, magazines, baby gifts, jewelry and specialty gift items are available in the gift shop located on the ground floor near the main entrance. The shop is open daily except on holidays.

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Flower Delivery

Flower and plant arrangements are delivered to patient rooms Monday through Saturday. If you are discharged before your flowers are delivered, the florist will deliver the arrangement to your home the next business day. Flowers are welcome in all areas except critical care units.

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Chapels

Summa Health System chapels are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Patients, family members and guests may visit the chapels for prayer and personal spiritual practice. The chapels also offer visitors the opportunity to write prayers and prayer requests.

The chapel at Summa Akron City Hospital is located on the first floor near the Central Lounge.
The chapel at Summa Barberton Hospital is located on the second floor between the central and south elevators.
The chapel at Summa St. Thomas Hopsital is located on the second floor near the cafeteria. This chapel also is home to the Sister Ignatia Heritage Center.
The chapel at Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is located on the first floor. 

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Automated Teller Machines (ATM)

For your convenience, ATMs are located on each hospital campus of Summa Health System.

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Hearing Impaired

Telecommunciations devices (TDD) are available for hearing and/or speech impaired patients and guests at three Summa Health System hospitals: Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals and Summa Barberton Hospital. If you would like to use a TDD unit, please ask your nurse. Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital has a phone interpreter system and internet relay for hearing impaired patients with TTY equipment. Upon request, the hospital will obtain sign language interpreters from an agency at no cost to the patient. 

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 Interpreters

Interpreters are available for the translation of sign language and foreign languages. If you need an interpreter, please ask your nurse for assistance.

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Notary Services

The services of a notary for healthcare documents are available at Summa Health System.

For more information about notary services at:

Summa Akron City Hospital
(330) 375-3930 or (330) 375-3124.

Summa Barberton Hospital
(330) 615-3026.

Summa St. Thomas Hospital
(330) 379-5036.

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
call the Hospital operator by dialing “O” or ask your nurse. 

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Pharmacies

Ritzman’s Natural Health Pharmacy is located on the campus of Summa Akron City Hospital (The Richard M. and Yvonne Hamlin Pavilion, 95 Arch Street, Akron, OH).

It is a full-service pharmacy and retail store and offers a comprehensive selection of natural and complementary alternatives as well as a large selection of Ritzman’s natural and traditional snack-food items. 

 

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