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Hospice & Palliative Care  – Akron, Ohio

Summa Health is seeking a board certified/board eligible Hospice & Palliative Care physician to join our employed physician group, Summa Health Medical Group. The selected candidate will become a member of Summa Health Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice of 350+ physicians employed by the Summa Health System. 

Summa Health – headquartered in Akron, Ohio – is one of the largest integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems in the state.  With 2 hospitals and 20+ health centers, Summa Health provides access to care throughout the region. 

Candidate Requirements 

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Current and unrestricted license in the State of Ohio, or willing to obtain
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.  Team members include:
    • Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, Medical Assistants, Pastoral Care professionals, Clinical Psychologists, Dieticians, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and On-Site Coders
  • Compassionate, caring demeanor with patients, families, and staff
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable in varying practice settings including the possibility of inpatient, outpatient or home-based palliative care and hospice care. 

Opportunity Highlights

  • Candidate will be part of one of the first programs in Ohio with Joint Commission certification in Advanced Palliative Care
  • Team is comprised of 8 physicians and 8 APPS, dedicated RN, chaplain and SW support
  • Employed position offering competitive compensation, benefit package and incentives such as signing bonus, loan assistance, relocation, and CME allowance
  • Large, established, referral base within the medical group, ACO and community partners
  • Partnership with community based hospice and includes care of GIP hospice patients as well as acute palliative inpatient unit within the hospital
  • Call rotation 1:4
  • Active involvement in medical student, resident and fellowship  education
  • Epic System EMR 

Community Information

Rising from the rolling hills of the Western Reserve along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Akron is located within 500 miles of 42 major cities, and surrounded by thousands of acres of national parkland and countryside.  As a thriving heartland city Akron provides an ideal living and working environment. The vitality of its people and the unparalleled quality of life offers versatility, a low cost of living, outstanding cultural access and a thriving climate for healthcare, education and business. The downtown hosts a vibrant arts scene and eclectic dining options.  Northeast Ohio offers many quality primary and secondary education options.


EOE/AA Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. 

COVID-19 vaccine required for all Summa Health employees.

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To learn more about this opportunity, contact a physician recruiter directly at 234.312.6286 or email



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