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Summa Health Barberton Campus Earns 2020 Top Hospital Award For Outstanding Quality and Safety

Date: 12/08/2020

AKRON, Ohio, December 8, 2020 – Summa Health announced today its Barberton Campus was named a 2020 Top Hospital for outstanding quality and safety by The Leapfrog Group. This distinction, given to the Barberton Campus in the small teaching hospital category, places the facility as one of only 105 hospitals nationally to receive this award. 

To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers in their specific category on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. More than 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award. 

“Throughout this challenging and difficult year, our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients remains steadfast,” said Dr. Michael Hughes, president of the Summa Health System – Barberton Campus. “I want to thank our employees for this outstanding achievement and the community for allowing us to be providers for their healthcare needs.” 

The quality of patient care across many areas of hospital performance is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, practices for safer surgery, maternity care and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2020 Top Hospitals, visit

About Summa Health

Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community medical centers, a health plan, an accountable care organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are 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, Healthgrades, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at, Twitter, and LinkedIn


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