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Summa Health Akron and Barberton Campuses Receive Healthgrades 2022 America’s Best Hospital Award

Date: 02/08/2022

Prestigious Honor Places Summa among Top Two Percent of Hospitals for Clinical Care and Patient Outcomes

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2022 – Summa Health announced today that its Akron and Barberton Campuses have been recognized by Healthgrades as a recipient of the 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. This is Summa’s first year in the America’s 100 Best category, and the fifth consecutive year among America’s 250 Best Hospitals.

This recognition places Summa Health among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions.  Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.

“Our organization is built on the belief that taking care of our patients is the most important thing that we do,” said Dr. Cliff Deveny, Summa Health president and CEO. “This award reflects our mission to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to our patients and members and to contribute to a healthier community.” 

From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades top 100 hospitals recognition on average had a 25.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Summa’s Akron and Barberton Campuses and other 2022 Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals, 162,830 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.* 

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

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only. 

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