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Canton’s Cardiology One Physicians Join Summa Physicians Inc.

Date: 04.09.2013
Contact: Jennifer Farquhar, MBA Phone: (330) 375-4930

CANTON, Ohio, April 9, 2013 – Canton’s Cardiology One practice of seven board-certified cardiologists is joining Summa Physicians Inc. on June 1. Cardiology One and Summa Physicians Inc. will be part of Summa Cardiovascular Institute, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest multidisciplinary teams of specialists delivering comprehensive cardiology care across Summit, Portage, Medina and Stark counties.

Cardiology One’s clinical and administrative staff will continue to serve patients at the practice’s five locations and offer advanced outpatient testing and diagnostic services through Summa Health System at the practice’s Fulton Drive office.

“We are excited about working with Summa Health System as we continue to provide excellent cardiology care to families throughout Greater Stark County in close coordination with local hospitals and providers,” said Steven Hirsch, M.D., President of Cardiology One. “Joining Summa Physicians Inc. gives our practice and our patients the advantages of being part of a larger multi-specialty group while still keeping a model of cardiovascular care that fits our community.”

On June 1, the Cardiology One physicians will also join NewHealth Collaborative, an accountable care organization formed by Summa Health System and a group of 400 northeast Ohio physicians who are focused on coordinating care and enhancing overall population health.

The specialists at Cardiology One diagnose and treat a wide range of cardiovascular health problems including: chest pain, heart rhythm disorders, coronary heart disease, arterial disease, congenital disorders, congestive heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. The practice also offers medication management, care following heart attack, and treatment for risk factors such as high cholesterol and blood pressure as well as ongoing support for cardiac transplant patients and those with device implants. The practice’s technological capabilities include echocardiography and electrophysiology as well as interventional, nuclear, invasive and non-invasive cardiology.

In 2012, Cardiology One was voted #1 in Stark County cardiac care in a Canton Repository survey of 16,000 people.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at Cardiology One, visit www.cardiologyone.com. For more information on Summa Cardiovascular Institute, visit www.summahealth.org/heart.

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.

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