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Summa Health to Open Rootstown Medical Center

Date: 09/10/2021

Facility to Provide Comprehensive Services on Northeast Ohio Medical University Campus

AKRON, Ohio, September 10, 2021– Summa Health announced today the upcoming opening of its Rootstown Medical Center located at 4211 State Route 44 in Rootstown on the current Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) campus. The facility will expand on Summa's current primary care and corporate health offerings at this location by providing a comprehensive list of services available to the community. 

The Rootstown Medical Center will provide area residents the following services in one convenient location: 

  • Urgent Care (opening later this year)
  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Corporate Health
  • Neurology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Weight Management
  • LabCare PLUS

"We are proud to build on our longstanding relationship of almost 50 years with NEOMED, a partnership that has proven to be beneficial not just to the medical community, but to the families we serve," said Cliff Deveny, M.D., Summa Health president and CEO. "Not only will this facility fill needed medical services for this community that are honored to provide, it will also give medical students additional opportunities to learn and grow."

"NEOMED is honored to be part of an incredible and long-standing partnership with Summa Health. Summa Health's commitment to both NEOMED and the residents of Portage County will allow us to extend our partnership beyond top-tier educational programs to the delivery of world-class health care right here on NEOMED campus," said John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A, president of Northeast Ohio Medical University. "The Summa Health expansion of health care delivery into Rootstown will be transformational for both NEOMED and our community. Now we will all be able to access outstanding health care right in our own backyard."

In addtion to the opening of the new center, Summa signed a contract to purchase the Rootstown Community Pharmacy located on the NEOMED campus. The pharmacy will be operated by Summa under the new name Summa Rootstown Community Pharmacy beginning October 1. 

Recently opened across the street, Summa Health Therapy at Rootstown provides the community access to physical therapy, orthopedic sports medicine and a variety of other services. 

Summa Health will be hosting an open house event on Saturday, September 11, from 1-3 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, facility tours and more. Members of the media who are interested in a private tour to take photos, video and conduct interviews after the event, contact Shannon Kew, public relations strategist at 234.312.5432 or emailing

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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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