Growing to Meet Community Needs

Welcome to the 2019 Summa Health Annual Report.

In 2019, Summa Health experienced impressive growth. Much of that growth can be attributed to successfully meeting the needs of our community through the recruitment of new providers, addition of new access points, physician offices and testing centers, and expansion of our ambulatory sites.

It was also a year of extraordinary progress in our Master Facility Plan. In May of 2019, we opened our new patient tower at the Summa Health – Akron Campus, a state-of-the-art facility designed in response to how today’s patients want care provided. We also made considerable renovations to the Summa Health System – Barberton Campus, an investment that has resulted in increased volumes and improved patient satisfaction.

While this letter is typically accompanied by videos that showcase these achievements and other work being done across Summa Health, we are only producing a single video this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we look forward to returning to our regular format for 2020 so that we can continue to highlight the many dedicated Summa Health employees who care for you and your loved ones, especially during this unprecedented health crisis.

In the meantime, we thank you for your ongoing support and the confidence you place in us. As leaders at Summa Health, we will continue to look for opportunities to improve quality, expand services and make our community a healthier place to live.

Cliff Deveny, M.D.
President and CEO
Summa Health

Anthony Lockhart
Chair, Board of Directors
Summa Health