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Summa Health Receives Quality Award for Optimal Use of Information Technology

Date: 10/26/2021

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 26, 2021 – Summa Health announced today it received a 2021 Quality Award for its optimal use of information technology from the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Program. 

The program is aimed to elevate the health and care of communities through annual surveys that identify, recognize and certify usage of information technology in healthcare organizations. Results from the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program are intended to drive change in the healthcare IT industry to improve patient safety and outcomes. 

The Quality Award was presented to Summa for deploying strategies such as: 

  • Cost-of-care analytics
  • Care management technology
  • Patient portals
  • Supported wireless technologies
  • Technology to improve clinician workflow
  • Information security

"This past year brought many changes and challenges to the healthcare industry," said Elbridge Locklear, senior vice president, chief information officer. "At the onset of the pandemic, Summa Health quickly adapted to serve our patients in many areas, especially in our usage of technology like telehealth. I'm proud of Summa's commitment to advancements in technology to provide safety and care management resources for our patients and healthcare team members."

For a full list of 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired winners and more on the program, 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,, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

Media Contact: Shannon Kew
Phone: 234.312.5432


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