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The Center for Health Equity at Summa ’s goal is to provide patients in the communities we serve with outstanding, quality care and identify, reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities to create health equity for all of our citizens. At the Center, patients have access to multiple programs designed to provide the tools needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

Summa Health System's Research & Innovation mission is to encourage and support high quality research and develop cutting edge technologies to improve the overall health of our patients and enhance the care we provide.

Use the links in the left navigation to learn more about Research and Innovation at Summa.

JustThis is a Summa Health System weight management program which offers individualized nutrition counseling through regular meetings with a Registered Dietitian.

Through the commitment of our nurses who have consistently exceeded patients’ expectations, Summa Health System has achieved Magnet status at Summa Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals and re-designated with Magnet status at Robinson Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Summa Health System. Only 7% of hospitals nationwide earn this “gold standard” of care.

The Center for Pain Medicine at Western Reserve Hospital provides the latest innovations in comprehensive pain treatment. Our staff of specialists help patients conquer pain using traditional as well as non-traditional pain remedies and treatments.

Our pastoral care program is led by an ordained chaplain who relies on the assistance of trained volunteers to meet the needs of our patients, their families and friends, and our employees.

Summa has a 24-hour medication dispensing operation, which serves as an experiential teaching site and internship site for all Ohio colleges of pharmacy.

The Summa Rehab Hospital is a joint venture between Summa Health System and Vibra Healthcare. The freestanding facility is dedicated to inpatient rehabilitation offered by a multidisciplinary team comprised of physicians, nurses, physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists and case management workers.

The Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation team at Summa consists of highly skilled nurses, physicians, physical therapists, registered dietitians and exercise physiologists, who all work together to help cardiac patients recover more quickly and return to a healthy and productive life.

The Advanced Wound Care program at Summa St. Thomas Hospital offers a supportive, patient-centered and team-based approach to wound management. By partnering with referring physicians, we assist patients with learning how to manage their condition and heal their wounds.