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Support Summa Health Addiction Medicine Services

The practice of helping others in need take their first step toward addiction recovery has a rich history within the Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute. In 1939, Sister M. Ignatia of St. Thomas Hospital, and Dr. Bob Smith, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, created the first hospital-based unit in the country dedicated to the treatment of alcoholism. That unit still exists today in Summa Health's Ignatia Hall Inpatient Detoxification Unit at the Summa Health System - Akron Campus. This 14-bed, acute care unit provides alcohol and chemical dependency detoxification for adults. Continued treatment is offered through our Summa Health Addiction Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program or referral to other community resources. With your help, we can continue providing addiction medicine services for all those those in our community who need it most, regardless of their ability to pay. To make a gift in support of Addiction Medicine Services, use the form below or call 330.375.3159. Thank you!


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