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Summa Health System Recognized as One of Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work for 10th Consecutive Year

Date: 09.23.2013
Contact: Jennifer Farquhar, MBA Phone: (234) 312-5037

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 23, 2013 Summa Health System is proud to once again be recognized as one of 99 best workplaces in Northeast Ohio through the NorthCoast 99 awards program. Summa also received the Legacy Award this year for winning the NorthCoast 99 award for 10 consecutive years.

Presented by the Employers Resource Council (ERC), the NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great employers in Northeast Ohio for their ability to maintain great workplaces that support the attraction, retention and motivation of top performers. The ERC is Northeast Ohio’s leading and largest professional organization dedicated to HR practices, programs and services.

“This year we are extremely proud to receive the Legacy Award for receiving the NorthCoast 99 award for 10 consecutive years as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work,” said Kyle Barr, Summa’s senior vice president of Human Resources. “Year after year, the Summa family creates a culture of caring that attracts outstanding people. It is rewarding to be honored for our ongoing commitment to providing our employees with an outstanding work environment and the opportunity to grow and develop and as individuals and professionals.”

Summa Western Reserve Hospital and Robinson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Summa Health System, also earned the award this year. It is Robinson’s 11th year of recognition. NorthCoast 99 employers received their awards at a special event on Sept. 18 in Westlake, Ohio.

For more information on the NorthCoast 99 award, please visit

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 or find us on Facebook at and Twitter at