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Ready For An Unbeatable Lineup To Keep You In The Game?
Attend a free community health talk with Summa specialists on June 27 at the Wadsworth YMCA

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Opens Wadsworth Facility
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a partnership with Summa Health System, recently opened a convenient outpatient hospital facility in Wadsworth, located 323 High St., Suite C.

Fitch Ratings Affirms Summa Health System’s BBB+ Bond Rating and Stable Outlook
Fitch Ratings, one of the nation’s leading rating agencies, has affirmed Summa Health System’s BBB+ bond rating and its stable outlook.

Free Confidential HIV Screenings Available June 27
In Honor of National HIV Testing Day

The Summa Foundation Names 2013 – 2014 Robert F. Kepley, M.D. Orthopaedic Fellow
The Summa Foundation is pleased to announce Derek Klaus, M.D., as the third recipient of the Robert F. Kepley, M.D. Orthopaedic Fellowship.

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Becomes Only Hospital in Ohio to Earn The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification in Four Orthopaedic Areas
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center (CCOC), a partnership with Summa Health System, is the only hospital in Ohio to earn The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care certification in four orthopaedic areas.

Summa Health System Receives Largest Philanthropic Gift in Organization’s History
Richard M. & Yvonne Hamlin give $4 million for creation of a hybrid cardiovascular operating room

Summa Physicians Inc. Adds New Physicians
Summa Health System is pleased to announce the addition of nine new physicians from April through June to Summa Physicians Inc. (SPI), a multispecialty group of nearly 300 integrated, coordinated physicians in more than 30 specialties employed by Summa Health System.

Summa Health System - The University of Akron, Stark State College and Summa Health System Collaborate to Create a Workforce of Better-Prepared Nurses through LPN to BSN Program
The University of Akron, Stark State College and Summa Health System are coming together to educate and train licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to become registered nurses (RNs) through a dual-degree, cost-effective and accelerated LPN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program.

It’s a “Celebration” with Kool & the Gang at Summa Foundation’s 12th annual Sapphire Ball
Grammy Award winning band to perform during Sept. 21 event in Akron.

Summa Rehab Hospital Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International has accredited Summa Rehab Hospital for a period of three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs-Hospitals (Adults) program.

Summa Health System and Akron General Health System Co-Sponsor Annual “Walk from Obesity” in Akron
Summa Health System and Akron General Health System for the seventh consecutive year are proud to sponsor the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Annual “Walk from Obesity.”

Leading Ohio Healthcare Organizations Collaborate to Create New Model of Care for a Healthier Ohio
Four healthcare systems establish Health Innovations Ohio to achieve healthcare that delivers higher quality, better health and greater value for Ohioans.

Summa Health System Presents Infectious Disease Seminar for the Primary Care Provider
Dec. 6-8 event in Naples, Fla., carries 12.5 CME credits

Dr. Robert Bell Named to National Leadership Role
Crystal Clinic surgeon is new president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Summa Health Center at Lake Medina Offers Free Series of Women’s Health Talks “Fall Into Change” on Oct. 3, 10 and 17 covers wellness and relationships
The leaves are changing, just like the phases of a woman’s life, the needs of her family and the demands on her schedule.

Summa Health System Recognized as One of Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work for 10th Consecutive Year
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 Health System Names Thomas Malone, M.D., New President
Dr. Malone to head Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals

Summa Physicians Inc. Adds New Physicians
Summa Health System is pleased to announce the addition of six new physicians from October through December to Summa Physicians Inc. (SPI), a multispecialty group of more than 270 integrated, coordinated physicians in more than 30 specialties employed by Summa Health System.

Don’t Let Drunk Driving Keep You From The Perfect Touchdown
Let a designated driver be the MVP of this year’s Super Bowl Party

Summa announces private mother/baby rooms at its three birthing hospitals
Newly remodeled postpartum wing opens Valentine’s Day at Summa Akron City Hospital

Summa Health System to Create Strategic Partnership with Cincinnati-Based Catholic Health Partners
Summa to Retain Majority Ownership and Local Control of Organization

Ohio Department of Health Awards Summa Health System with Safety Net Dental Care Award
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Oral Health Section recently honored Summa Health System’s Center for Dental Health with the Safety Net Dental Care Award, aimed to reduce disparities in access to dental care.

Sneak Peek of Summa Barberton Hospital’s new Emergency Department Offered March 6
New state-of-the-art facility on display during Open House from 6 to 8 p.m.

Summa’s Radiation Oncology Services Earn American College of Radiology Accreditation
Accreditation a signal of quality and safety to patients receiving radiation therapy

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Opens Hudson Facility
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a partnership with Summa Health System, recently opened a convenient outpatient hospital facility in Hudson, located at 1310 Corporate Drive.

Summa Health System, Mayo Clinic and IC-MedTech Continue Collaboration on Breakthrough Medication
March 8 Seminar at Summa will highlight Apatone® drug’s success, trials, future

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk On St. Patrick’s Day
Designate a sober driver before the evening begins, and keep the party off the road

Summa Health System Names Erik Steele, D.O. Chief Medical Officer
Summa Health System today announced the appointment of Erik Steele, D.O. as chief medical officer. Dr. Steele will be responsible for providing system- wide strategic direction and oversight of clinical quality, patient safety, performance improvement initiatives and care management.

Free Women’s Health Series Offered at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina
Attendees have an opportunity to hear from more than a dozen women’s health experts

Don’t Live with Joint Pain
Attend a free community health talk on April 3 at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center in Montrose

Summa Physicians Inc. Adds New Physicians
Summa Health System is pleased to announce the addition of four new physicians from January through March to Summa Physicians Inc. (SPI), a multispecialty group of nearly 300 integrated, coordinated physicians in more than 30 specialties employed by Summa Health System.

Summa Health System to Host 13th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser
Proceeds will help provide cancer screenings to community through Summa Screens

Canton’s Cardiology One Physicians Join Summa Physicians Inc.
Patients gain access to enhanced population-based healthcare, receive services close to home

Summa Akron City Hospital’s Center for Stroke Care Recognized Nationally
Summa Akron City Hospital’s Center for Stroke Care has been recognized nationally as the only hospital in the Akron area to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the fourth year in a row.

Robotic Checklist Used in GYN Cases Shown to Reduce Readmissions
Findings important for patient safety, satisfaction and accountable care

Physician Scorecards Shown to Reduce Elective Inductions
Researchers document increased adherence to ACOG guidelines, better quality of care

Don’t Let Hand Pain Stop You From Crafting
Attend a free community health talk on Thurs. May 23 at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center in Hudson

Cruise Safely When You Put Your Motorcycle on the Road
Follow several tips from Summit County Safe Communities

Circle of Women’s Health Philanthropists Formed to Support Care
Female executives, professionals, and social philanthropists invited to make an impact

Summa screening bus set to go round and round
Cardiovascular tests and consultations designed to pave the way toward wellness

Summer Is Almost Here – And So Is the Need to Get In Shape
Tips from Summa Health System for how to lose weight in time for summer – and keep it off

Are You and Your Family Prepared for Summer?
Tips from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center on how to prevent & treat common summer injuries

Volunteers Needed at Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
Opportunities Available in the Gift Shop and other areas

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Celebrates Opening of Wadsworth Facility
Physicians, public invited to October 8 event

HealthSpan Partners and Summa Health System close on partnership to improve healthcare quality and access in Northeast Ohio
HealthSpan Partners becomes minority owner of Summa Health System

A Story to Cheer About
Crystal Clinic surgeon performs rare surgery; 15-year-old cheerleader back in the game

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Celebrates Renovated Medina Facility
Physician panel discussion planned for October 22 event

SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plans Now Available in 41 Northern Ohio Counties
Beginning October 15, Medicare-eligible individuals can select comprehensive and affordable medical and pharmacy benefits from one of SummaCare’s three Medicare Advantage plans

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Named Top Performer by Joint Commission
CCOC is only hospital in Akron-Canton area to be recognized

Summa’s Senior Emergency Department Program Demonstrates Promising Results
Dr. Scott Wilber to present findings at national conference

Dr. Corey Sievers Joins Summa Health System
Gastroenterologist now part of Summa Physicians Inc.

Parkview Cancer Center at Summa Barberton Hospital Earns Reaccreditation
Designation points to “highest level of quality breast care”

Summa Barberton and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals Earn CPC Accreditation
Three Summa hospitals now hold important designation

SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plan Earns National Plaudits
One of only two plans in Ohio to be rated 4.5 stars by CMS

Summa Health System Finds its “NICHE” in Senior Care
Summa hospitals receive distinction for care of the elderly

It’s Time to Start the “Conversation”
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman to speak in Akron April 8

Summa’s Palliative Care Program Earns National Recognition
Joint Commission Certification awarded to Summa is only one in Ohio

Intravenous Acetaminophen Proven to Improve Recovery Time
Summa’s Jenifer Lessick, D.O., to present findings at SGS annual meeting

Summa Health System Positions Itself for Future with Organization-wide Changes
Transformation of System designed to ensure exceptional care for years to come

The Strollin’ Colon Offers a Unique Experience
Event at Summa Akron City Hospital celebrates Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Weight-Loss App Shown to Aid Endometrial and Breast Cancer Patients
Summa’s Michele McCarroll, Ph.D., to present findings at SGO annual meeting

Summit County’s Premier Emergency Department Opens for Patients January 19
The expansive floor plan, the unique, partially-enclosed ambulance bay and the state-of-the art technology installed in the new Summa Akron City Hospital Emergency Department is all there for one reason: to save lives.

Don’t Let Drunk Driving Keep You From The Perfect Touchdown
Let a designated driver be the MVP of this year’s Super Bowl Party

Protect Yourself While Shoveling
Summa Health System offers easy tips to help keep you injury-free this winter

Summa Health System Opens Inpatient Rehab Hospital
Summa’s first free-standing rehab hospital is ready to deliver care to the community

Help yourself, help others – and pass it on!
Summa to host free Go Red for Women event with education and CPR training Feb. 9

Get Answers about Hip and Knee Pain from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Specialist
Free community health talk on Feb. 16 at Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital

Summa Health System Offers Pet Visitation Training March 3
Summa Health System is always looking for volunteers, including man’s best friend – dogs

Summa Health System to Hold Local College Information Fair
Are you beginning to look at colleges with your high school student? Would you like to learn more

Don’t Test Your Luck by Driving Drunk St. Patrick’s Day
Buzzed driving is drunk driving: make plans to get home safely

New community-based health center opens doors in West Akron March 5
Summa Center at New Seasons Aims to Transform Communities Through a New Model of Healthcare Delivery Summa Center at New Seasons Aims to Transform Communities Through a New Model of Healthcare Delivery

Having Trouble Catching Those Z’s?
Summa takes you through common sleep disorders, symptoms and treatment

Women’s Board of Summa Health System Celebrates 90th Anniversary
Local artist Don Drumm and his family welcomed as guest speakers

If There Was Something You Could Do To Greatly Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, Would You Do It?
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Summa Akron City Hospital recognized as one of the safest childbirth environments in the state
Receives one of only two statewide awards for patient safety

Summa Health System Receives Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship
Summa is one of only 10 hospitals to receive grant for 2012-2013 academic year

Summa Akron City Hospital becomes the first in Ohio to receive American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation
As they sit in the intensive care unit and describe their experience, Charlie and Diane Cramer’s voices are filled with relief, and their eyes are filled with love. In a few minutes, Charlie gets to go home and continue recovery after the most severe type of heart attack known in medicine almost took his life.

Summa Health System to Host 12th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser
Proceeds will help provide cancer screenings to community through Summa Screens

Semitrailers, Tire Blowouts, and Blind Spots, Oh My!
Driving on the road with heavy trucks doesn’t have to be a scary experience

Elective Inductions in Women with Histories of Fast Labor Prove for Quicker Deliveries
Researchers advocate for more education and counsel before induction procedure

Eighty Percent of Strokes are Preventable
Summa Health System provides tips to prevent & recognize stroke during National Stroke Awareness Month

Taking the Flu Vaccine For the Baby and Me
Summa Researchers Investigate Patient Perceptions of Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

Who’s using a Hospital System’s Social Media Page and Why?
Researchers Look at a Health Care Provider’s Social Media Followers

Clinical Trial at Summa Targets Aggressive HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
International Study Offered Solely by Summa Health System at three Northeast Ohio Locations

Prestigious GYN robotic surgery fellowship grant awarded to Summa Akron City Hospital
One of five sites internationally to receive grant for training, research

Don’t Let Distractions While Driving Ruin Prom or Graduation
Drive Sober and Arrive Alive

Summa Health System Performs Single-Site Robotic Surgery with New Technology
Two Gallbladder Cases Performed Successfully With New Instruments from Intuitive Surgical

SummaCare Names Mumtaz Ibrahim Chief Medical Officer
SummaCare today announced the appointment of Mumtaz Ibrahim, M.D., as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Have a Health Question?
Summa Health System physicians are ready to answer them at the click of a mouse

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score
The Hospital Safety Score was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel

Free Confidential HIV Screenings Available June 28
In Honor of National HIV Testing Day.

Vivian von Gruenigan, M.D., receives 1st Annual Richard Ireland Award at World Congress Leadership Summit on Business of Women’s Health
Dr. von Gruenigen serves as department chair of OB-GYN for Summa Akron City and St. Thomas hospitals and as medical director of Women’s Health Services

Summer is Here!
Are you and your kids prepared?

Summa’s Emergency Department at Green Located at Heritage Crossings Opens July 9
Board-certified emergency physicians available 24/7 for adults and children.

NewHealth Collaborative to participate as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization
Voluntary, New Care Coordination Program Created to Offer High Quality Service and Care to Beneficiaries Through Partnership with Medicare

Summa Physicians Inc Adds New Physicians
Summa Health System is pleased to announce the addition of six new physicians from January through June to Summa Physicians Inc.

Fitch Ratings Affirms Summa Health System’s BBB+ Bond Rating and Stable Outlook
The affirmation affects approximately $320 million of rated debt.

Akron General Health System and Summa Health System Host Bra Drive for Local Charity
Summa Health System and Akron General Health System are proud to be collaborating on a joint bra drive for a local charity.

Get Answers about Hip and Knee Pain from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Joint Specialist
Free community health talk on July 25 at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina.

Researchers Identify Instrumental Protein for Muscle Repair after Heart Attack
Paper Published Today in Leading Cardiovascular Journal Sheds Light on Stem Cell Repair.

Summa Health System Receives Funds from The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation
Grants Will Provide Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care Settings.

Summa Health System Named 2012 Most Wired Hospital
Summa Health System has been named one of 2012 Health Care’s Most Wired hospital organizations for achievement in the use of healthcare IT, according to the results of the recently-released 2012 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study.

Knee Surgery Though Years Later Allows Gerry Faust to Live Pain-Free
Retired University of Akron and The University of Notre Dame football coach has a history to share

30th Annual Infectious Disease Seminar for the Primary Care Provider Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012
Presented by Summa Health System in conjunction with Northeast Ohio Medical University

Taking a Phone Call or Texting While Driving Is a Dangerous Distraction
National Safety Council Says One in Four Accidents Caused by Phone Conversations, Texting

Summer Send-Off Includes Back-to-School Giveaways and Health Screens at Summa
Free Family-Friendly Activity Scheduled at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina Aug. 18

Summa Health System and Akron General Health System Co-Sponsor Annual “Walk From Obesity” in Akron
Summa Health System and Akron General Health System are proud sponsors of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) Annual “Walk from Obesity.”

Celebrate a Magical Evening at the Summa Foundation’s 11th Sapphire Ball
Fundraiser gala will support Summa Health System’s Women’s Health Services

Summa Health System Partners with Area Primary Care Physician Groups to Create Patient-Centered Collaborative Network
Summa Health System, Community Health Care and Pioneer Physicians Network have come together to create a for-profit management services organization (MSO).

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Awards Scholarships to Students & Employees
Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital recently selected nine area students to receive scholarships who are planning to pursue a nursing or healthcare career, as well as six hospital employees for continuing education.

Summa Health System Senior Services Expands into Barberton and Wadsworth
Inpatient & Outpatient Senior Services Coming to Summa Barberton & Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals

Summa Health System Recognized as One of Northeast Ohio’s Best Places to Work for the 9th Consecutive Year
Summa Health System has been named one of 99 best places to work in Northeast Ohio for nine consecutive years by the Employers Resource Council (ERC).

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Announces Summer Employees of the Month
Smith, Chamier, Donnenwirth and Givens Thanked for Service and Dedication to Patient Care

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ Recognition from The Joint Commission
Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, A Partnership with Summa Health System, Adds New Physicians
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a partnership with Summa Health System, is pleased to welcome three new physicians to its combined 400 years of experienced physicians focused on multi-specialty orthopaedic care and treatment.

Summa Physicians Inc. Adds New Physicians
Summa Health System is pleased to announce the addition of 15 new physicians from July through September to Summa Physicians Inc.

Summa Barberton and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals Name Joseph P. Myers Vice President of Medical Affairs
Summa Barberton and Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals appointed Joseph P. Myers, M.D., as Vice President of Medical Affairs, effective Jan. 2, 2013.

South Summit Chamber of Commerce Awards Summa Barberton Hospital with “Outstanding Business of the Year”
Summa Barberton Hospital was nominated by other organizations and chamber members in the Barberton area for its past and continued growth.

Get Answers about Joint Pain from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Joint Specialist
Free community health talk on Oct. 17 at the Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls

Summa Health System’s New Horizons Adult Day Services Sponsors USDA Funded Child and Adult Care Food Program
New Horizons Adult Day Services at Summa Western Reserve Hospital announces sponsorship of the USDA funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and will be served at no separate charge §226.23(d).

NewHealth Collaborative Announces Three Patient Centered Medical Homes
Community Physicians Earn Highest Designation in Partnership with Summa Health System

SummaCare Offers Affordable Medical and Wellness Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries in 2013
Beginning October 15, area Medicare-eligible residents can select comprehensive and affordable medical and pharmacy benefits from one of SummaCare’s three Medicare Advantage Plans.

Revolutionary Cardiac Device Implanted First in Northeast Ohio by Summa Health System
First defibrillator in the world to provide life-saving intervention without touching the heart

Summa Health System Reports $106.7 Million in Community Benefit
Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas J. Strauss announced today that Summa provided $106.7 million in community benefit to area residents in 2011.

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Announces Employees of the Month
September and October Honorees Demonstrate Compassion and Patient Service

Practice Safety While Driving on Wet Leaves
Leaves can make the streets slick while obscuring traffic lines and other markings

Summa Barberton Hospital Announces May-November 2012 Employees of the Month
Honorees demonstrate compassion for patients, years of service and clinical excellence

Tired of Achy Joints?
Attend a free community health talk on Dec. 5 at the Summa Health Center at Green

Summa Health System Enhances Region’s Cancer Care with New Physician Leaders
System plans continued development of Radiation Oncology program and clinical trials.

Are those holiday sweets calling your name?
Tips from Summa Health System for enjoying holiday food without suffering holiday weight gain.

SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plan Nationally Recognized
SummaCare was recognized as the number one health insurance plan in Ohio for its Commercial plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) 2011-2012 Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings.

Summa Chair of Emergency Medicine Honored With State-Wide Award
Summa Health System’s chair of Emergency Medicine recently won a state-wide award recognizing her for quality patient care, for high professional standards and for being a role model in the emergency medicine field.

Summa Health System, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron Launch First Simulation Fellowship in Ohio
Akron, Nov. 14, 2011 – Summa Health System and The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) have launched an innovative Medical Simulation Fellowship Program based in the Summa Department of Emergency Medicine.

Summa Flourish, a Women’s Health Blog from Summa Health System, Celebrates First Birthday
Summa Health System’s first blog, Summa Flourish, has reached a new milestone – its first birthday.

Summa first in Northeast Ohio to offer national breast cancer recovery program
“A Time to Heal” helps women regain physical, emotional and spiritual health

SummaCare Ranked as Number One Health Insurance Plan in Ohio
SummaCare was recognized as the number one health insurance plan in Ohio for its Commercial plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) 2011-2012 Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings.

Summa Health System Installs Open MRI at Summa Health Center at White Pond
Openness Provides Comfort for Patients, Allows Physicians to Scan with Powerful Technology

Summa Akron City Hospital Researchers Collaborate on a Multicenter, NIH-funded Study to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
With widespread overuse and misuse of antibiotic treatments, antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Every time a person takes an antibiotic, the bacteria making them sick may be killed, but resi

Summa Barberton Hospital Breaks Ground to Construct New Emergency Department
Summa Barberton Hospital broke ground for the construction of its new emergency department on Wednesday, September 21st. Construction will begin immediately and the anticipated completion date of the project is March 2013.

Summa Center for Sports Health Supports Efforts to Protect Student Athletes with Potential Concussions or Brain Injuries
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Free HIV Screenings Available on World AIDS Day, December 2011
On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2011, the public is encouraged to visit the Metro Transit Center in Akron where they can receive free, confidential HIV screenings.

Summa Announces New Measure of Care for the Most Severe Heart Attacks
From their first contact with paramedics, heart attack patients receive care faster at Summa Akron City Hospital than national standards.

Summa Health Center at Lake Medina to Open Emergency Department
Summa’s first free-standing ED will open to the community on Dec. 14, 2011.

Community Cancer Center Study Investigates the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer
Researchers look at BRAF V600E mutation in MLH1 deficient colorectal cancer

Cholesterol drug may prevent polyps that lead to colon cancer
Summa Health System enrolling patients in national clinical trial

Concussions are More Common and Difficult to Recognize than You May Think
Summa Health System encourages those at risk to be mindful of symptoms and treatment options

Does Quality “Bundling” Improve Obstetrical Outcomes?
Researchers advocate for favorable cervix to proceed with elective induction

Don’t let drunk driving ruin the fun of prom night and graduation
Remind your teen that underage drinking is dangerous and against the law

Falls Remain Most Common Traumatic Injury Seen in Summa Akron City Hospital’s Emergency Department
First day of fall is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Football and Heart Disease: Summa Workshops Aim to Keep Men in the Game
Free heart health screenings and consultations offered

Women’s Boards of Summa Health System and Summa St. Thomas Hospital Celebrate a Successful 2010 at Annual Meeting
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President and CEO welcomed as guest speaker

Virtues Restaurant at Summa Health System Announces New Updates
Restaurant now offers breakfast hours, updated menu, promotions and more

Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Foundation Receives Landmark Gift
The Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a landmark gift of $500,000 from Clampco Products, Inc., owned by James and Linda Venner of Wadsworth, Oh. The Venners donated the funds in support of the Summa Wadswort

Winter Weather Advisory: Practice Safe Winter Driving
Winter driving can present troublesome challenges for even the most diligent of drivers. Snow and ice can make driving more difficult and sometimes even dangerous.

Viva Las Vegas: Summa Health System Raised Nearly $70,000 at 11th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser
Proceeds benefit Summa’s Palliative Care and Hospice Services

Summa Health System Launches Online Health Chats
Why do I have trouble sleeping? Is my pain normal? What can I do to keep my heart healthy? These health questions and more can now be answered from the comfort of your home or office as part of a new online health chat series from Summa Health System

Summa Health System Launches Summa Screens Fundraising Campaign on Facebook
1 Like = $1 to help provide women with free, life-saving mammograms

Summa Health System, Mayo Clinic and IC-MedTech Sign Collaborative Research Agreement
Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and representatives from IC-MedTech visited Akron today to sign a collaborative research agreement with Summa Health System to study the usage of Apatone®, a proprietary combination of Vitamin-C and Vitamin-K3.

Summa Health System Opens Clinical Trial for Knee Replacement Patients with Resulting Inflammation and Pain
As the U.S. population ages, particularly with the baby boomers, more and more Americans are requiring joint replacements. Each year nearly one million Americans have a hip or knee replaced. While the vast majority of these procedures are successful,

Summa Health System Partners with Cuyahoga Community College to Train Future Sleep Technicians
Collaboration marks Summa’s first training program of its kind in sleep

Summa Health System’s First Free-Standing Emergency Department Opened Its Doors to Medina Community Wednesday
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 15, 2011 – The paint is dry, the beds are in place, and the new equipment is ready for use. Physicians and staff are now ready to care for you around-the-clock at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina Emergency Department, which

Summa Health System Reports $103.5 Million in Community Benefit
AKRON, Ohio, November 18, 2011 – Summa Health System President and CEO Thomas J. Strauss announced today that Summa provided $103.5 million in community benefit to area residents in 2010.

Summa Health System’s Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Services Welcomes Cynthia Struk as New President
Summa Health System is proud to announce Cynthia Struk RN, PhD, PNP, MSN has been named president of its Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Services.

Summa Health System’s Ignatia Hall Chemical Dependency Program Opens New Location in Canton
Summa Health System’s Ignatia Hall Chemical Dependency Program recently opened a new location on Whipple Avenue in the Belden Village area of Canton.

Summa Health System’s Vestibular Diagnostic Testing Lab Assesses and Treats Common Balance Problems
Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance and falls

Summa Health System to Host 11th Annual Men Who Cook Fundraiser
Proceeds to benefit Summa's Palliative Care and Hospice Services

Summa Health System Welcomes Brian Derrick as Chief Financial Officer
Summa Health System is proud to welcome Brian Derrick, CPA, as System Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Summa Health System Will ‘Share the Season’ in December
Multicultural events offer food, entertainment and fun

Summa Physicians Inc. Names New President
Former president of Huron Hospital Gus Kious, M.D. joins Summa Health System

Summa Information Services Librarian Named to Library Journal's Prestigious 2011 Movers & Shakers List
Summa Health System is proud to announce Heather Holmes, information services librarian for the medical library, has been named to the Library Journal's prestigious 2011 Movers & Shakers list.

Summa Rehab Hospital Seeing Progress - Both Inside and Out
New $25 million facility, opening in January 2012, offers several accessible on-site amenities

Summa’s surgical weight loss management program recognized nationally
Surgery offers treatment for obesity and related health problems

Summa to Break Ground on Medina Emergency Department and Physician Offices
Ground is being cleared beginning next week for construction of a 24-hour Emergency Department and new physician offices at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina on Medina Road.

Ten New Year’s Resolutions that You and Your Family Can Keep
Summa Health System experts share their tips for a healthy and happy New Year

Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Opens New Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Summa Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of it new Sleep Disorders Laboratory. The unit is located on the 4th floor of the Founders Hall.

The Summa Foundation Celebrates Record Fundraising Year in 2010
More than $9 million in donations to support medical education, research and clinical care

The Village at New Seasons Celebrates Opening with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Village at New Seasons was developed through the combined efforts of the House of the Lord, the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation, Testa Companies, Summa Health System and other investors. The more than 115,000 sq. ft., $11.4 millio

The Summa Foundation Names First Robert F. Kepley, M.D. Orthopaedic Fellow
The Summa Foundation is pleased to announce Matthew Dilisio, MD, as the first recipient of the Robert F. Kepley, M.D. Orthopaedic Fellowship. The fellowship was made possible by a $1 million gift from Robert and Joyce Rice and family and is named in

Think Before You Drink
Do your part to keep the roads safe

Thinking About Going Bare?
Understanding barefoot running and tips to get started

Tips for heart failure caregivers from an award-winning program
Provide support and take care of yourself too says Summa Heart Failure Program

U.S. News Ranks Summa Health System High-Performing in Nine Specialties
Summa Health System was recognized in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings for having the No. 1 hospital in Akron and among the best in the area in nine clinical specialties

Summa Barberton Hospital to Construct New Emergency Department
Summa Barberton Hospital has received approval from its board of directors and the Summa Health System board of directors to build a new emergency department. Pending city approval, the hospital will break ground in late summer.

Summa Health System’s First Free-Standing Emergency Department Opened Its Doors to Medina Community Wednesday
The paint is dry, the beds are in place, and the new equipment is ready for use. Physicians and staff are now ready to care for you around-the-clock at the Summa Health Center at Lake Medina Emergency Department.

As Snow and Ice Draw Near, Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Weather
Though Mother Nature has not hit us with severe winter weather yet, as we enter the season, it is important to remember that snow and ice are one of the most prevalent causes of car accidents and fatalities, even for diligent drivers.

Alzheimer’s Action Day is Sept. 21: Understanding the Stages of Memory Loss
Summa offers free memory screening Nov. 15

Are those holiday cookies calling your name?
Tips from Summa Health System for enjoying holiday food without suffering holiday weight gain

As Thanksgiving Approaches, So Does Holiday Travel and the Risk of Traffic Fatalities
Summa Health System encourages safe driving during peak travel time

A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease
Eight tips from Summa Health System on making your life heart-healthy

Baby’s first text message
Summa launches educational text messaging service for pregnant women

Buckle Down and Buckle Up!
Safe Communities and Summa Health System encourage drivers and passengers to wear seat belts

Back-to-school means back to being mindful of school bus traffic
Drivers should slow down and stay alert with these road safety tips

Free Confidential HIV Screenings Available June 24
In Honor of National HIV Testing Day and 30th Anniversary of the AIDS Epidemic

Free HIV Screenings Available on World AIDS Day, December 1
On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, the public is encouraged to visit the Metro Transit Center in Akron where they can receive free, confidential HIV screenings.

Friends don't let friends drive drunk this St. Patrick's Day
Designate a sober driver before the evening begins, and keep the party off the road

Half of all American adults age fifty and up have not had a colonoscopy
Screening and early detection are the keys in effective treatment of colon cancer

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July:
Fireworks Safety Tips from Summa Health System

Hughes named a "Heart Champion" by American Heart Association
Hudson resident to be honored for lifelong work in the advancement of cardiac health

Heel Pain May be Cause of Common Condition Called Plantar Fasciitis
Summa Center for Sports Health offers tips and stretches to relieve discomfort

Internationally renowned researcher joins Summa Cardiovascular Institute
Marc Steven Penn, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, to lead heart research in conjunction with NEOMED

Introducing PacerMan: the first transvenous pacemaker simulator
Researchers patent device to serve as critical training model for ER physicians

Lanie Ward Named to Premier Healthcare Alliance CNO Network
Summa Health System Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Lanie Ward, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, is one of approximately 130 CNOs nationwide who have joined the Premier Healthcare Alliance CNO Network. The group, dedicated to

Massillon resident is focus of Summa commercials, shares rare muscle cancer story
What if you almost lost one of your hands, making it challenging to perform daily tasks and do what you love in life?

Media Alert: National Start! Walking Day
In observation of National Start! Walking Day on April 6, Summa Health System executives will be leading groups of employees on walks around the campuses of Summa Akron City, St. Thomas, Barberton and Wadsworth-Rittman Hospitals. Employees at these f

Motor Vehicle Accidents Are Leading Cause of Death Among Teens
Summa Health System encourages teens and parents to recognize safety precautions during National Teen Driver Safety Week

New Horizons Adult Day Program Treats Patients to an “Old Fashioned County Fair”
Summa Health System’s New Horizons Adult Day Program is hosting an “Old Fashioned County Fair” for participating area seniors.

One in Four Women Will Experience Domestic Violence in Her Lifetime
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Wraps Up in October

Parents need to remind teens about responsible driving this summer
Give young drivers plenty of practice and set clear guidelines

Put Down the Phone!
Teens should stay focused, avoid driving distractions, says Safe Communities

Steven P. Schmidt, Ph.D. Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Summa Foundation
Summa Health System is proud to announce the appointment of Steven P. Schmidt, Ph.D. as Chief Operating Officer of the Summa Foundation.

Sleep Tips to Prepare for Daylight-Saving Time
Remember to “fall back” on Sunday, November 6

Steel Raising on Summa’s Green Emergency Department to Begin in Early October
ED will open to patients in June with the latest imaging equipment and 16 exam rooms

Summa Akron City Hospital ER sees more people injured in falls than car accidents
Several steps can make your home and surroundings safer

Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals Receive Highest Honor for Nursing Excellence
Magnet status awarded to less than seven percent of registered hospitals nationwide