Summa Health System is about to unveil the first of its two free-standing 24-hour emergency departments. Located at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina at 3780 Medina Road in Medina and Montville Townships, the emergency department will open its doors to the community on Dec. 14. Summa’s other free-standing emergency department under construction is located in Green and is expected to open in June.
The $8 million, 20,000-square-foot emergency department in Medina will be staffed by emergency medicine physicians board-certified in adult and pediatric emergencies who are able to treat any severity of emergency. The facility will include 12 private exam rooms, including two resuscitation rooms. The emergency department staff expects to see 11,000 patients in the first year.
“I am very excited to bring Summa’s emergency services to Medina’s growing community,” said Kevin Klauer, D.O., medical director of the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina Emergency Department. “The emergency department was designed to be both efficient and comfortable for patients and their families. By implementing a unique bedside registration process, patients will be moved to a bed as quickly as possible, and there is space near the bedside to accommodate family members and visitors.”
Patients and their families may request to come to the new emergency department from any ambulance squad in the Medina area. In the event that a transfer to another facility is needed, the physician, patient and family will decide the next appropriate location for the patient’s care.
The Summa Health Center at Lake Medina is a 100,000-square-foot center that opened in 2010. The center provides a wide range of services including medical, radiation and gynecologic oncology; outpatient surgery; sleep lab; physical and occupational therapy; lab services; pulmonary medicine; imaging services; family medicine; obstetrics/gynecology; cardiovascular medicine; behavioral health and pain management. The health center’s laboratory and imaging services adjoin the emergency department, providing accessibility and efficiency.
Adding an emergency department to the health center is part of a plan Summa announced in March 2010 togrow its comprehensive emergency services network by building two new, full-service emergency departments and expanding three of its existing emergency departments. Across the system, Summa’s five existing emergency departments saw more than 226,328 patients in 2010.
About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter at www.twitter.com/summahealth.