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Summa Health Reports $178 Million in Community Benefit

Date: 12/19/2022

AKRON, Ohio, December 19, 2022 – Summa Health announced today that $178 million in community benefit was provided to area residents in 2021. These results are detailed in the system’s 2021 community benefit report.
“This report highlights our long-standing commitment to overcoming social determinants of health in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Cliff Deveny, Summa Health President and CEO. “The events of the past few years have exposed significant healthcare disparities among different segments of our community. As a collaborative partner and trusted resource for our patients and families, we look forward to continuing to work together to build healthier communities.”

Included in Summa’s delivery of $178 million in community benefit are:

  • $14 million in the net cost of traditional charity care
  • $67.9 million in unpaid costs for Medicaid patients
  • $25.9 million for education
  • $6 million for research
  • $49.7 million in subsidized health services, such as traumatic stress, senior health and dental care 
  • $14.5 million for community health improvement services, programs and support
A copy of the report is available at


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

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