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Summa Health System to Open New Comprehensive Stow-Kent Medical Center

Date: 06/17/2021

AKRON, Ohio, June 17, 2021 – Summa Health announced today the upcoming opening of its Stow-Kent Medical Center located at 3825 Fishcreek Road, Stow, OH 44224 on June 29. The new two-story, 56,000 square foot, comprehensive medical center will be home to an urgent care center, outpatient infusion center and an array of other services. The facility was designed with the patient in mind, making access to value-based services a priority. 

The Stow-Kent Medical Center will provide area residents the following services in one convenient location: 

  • Urgent Care
  • Imaging — mammography, bone density, X-ray
  • LabCare Plus
  • Cardiac testing
  • Outpatient infusion
  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Behavioral health
  • OB/GYN
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Urology
  • Urogynecology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Pulmonary 
  • Primary care

In addition, the first floor has an open, central registration area, making it easy for patients to navigate the check-in process and where to go for their care. The entire second floor houses medical practices in a large, integrated medical space, allowing providers to work closely together for unified care. 

This location also has significant historical importance to the medical community. Three families purchased the land in 1954, becoming the first African American families in Stow. Dr. Melvin and Leona Farris, Dr. Noah and Norma McNeil and Dr. B.N. and Winifred Riddle were also all part of the medical community. To recognize their achievements, Summa Health is dedicating a plaque in their honor that will permanantly housed inside the new facility. 

Members of the media are invited to attend private tours on Tuesday, June 22 with the opportunity to take photos, video and conduct interviews. Please schedule an appointment by contacting Shannon Kew, Public Relations Strategist at 234.312.5432 or by emailing In addition, Summa Health will be hosting an open house event on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. with a special ribbon cutting ceremony, COVID-vaccinations. facility tours and more. 

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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

Media Contact: Shannon Kew
Phone: 234.312.5432


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