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Strengthening Our Economy

With the opening of the new patient tower on its Akron Campus in May 2019, Summa Health is reinvesting in the community. The new tower marks the first phase of a $350 million transformation now in progress at Summa Health. More than $220 million of this total is being spent during the first phase of the campaign, with the tower being the landmark investment, but with other major outlays as well, including the $22 million that is being used on improvements throughout Summa's Barberton Campus.

During its peak construction period, the tower housed nearly 250 skilled laborers who worked daily to construct out beautiful new seven-story hospital. The investment into our local economy by Summa Health nearly $10 million per month. 

Summa Health, now more than 125 years old, is committed to serving our community for the next 125 years. These investments in our facilities are a testament to that fact. 

Construction Impact

  • This spring, we're employing about 275 skilled tradesmen on the job and have had more than 300 tradesmen at other points in the construction period. This is certainly a great example of supporting the local economy! 

New Jobs

  • Because of the new tower, 100 new jobs will be available to Summa Health employees.
  • Due to the construction project, up to 300 tradesman were employed during the construction project.

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