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Emergency & Trauma Care

Summa Health provides the most experienced emergency and trauma care in the Greater Akron area.

Whatever your health emergency, Summa Health is here for you. We offer four emergency care locations throughout Akron and surrounding areas, which are staffed 24/7 by emergency medicine teams. Our Akron Campus Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons, also is staffed 24/7 with fellowship-trained trauma surgeons who can provide all the appropriate expertise and dedicated resources necessary for the best care available.

Emergency Care

A few reasons to count on Summa Health for expert emergency care:

Emergency Surgeons at Summa Health
  • Level 1 Adult Trauma Center
    Summa Health System – Akron Campus was the first hospital in Akron to receive Level 1 verification, the American College of Surgeons' highest trauma care.
  • Accreditation as a Geriatric ED
    The Summa Health System — Akron Campus Emergency Department has once again achieved bronze-level accreditation as a Geriatric Emergency Department. The site is accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program (GEDA). This accreditation signifies that the Akron Campus ED meets the interdisciplinary geriatric standards set forth by ACEP and demonstrates our focus on delivering the highest standards of emergency care for our communities’ older adults.
  • Outstanding STEMI System
    On average, Summa Health's door-to-balloon times are 26 minutes faster than the national AHA standard. In fact, we've stopped heart attacks in as little as 11 minutes.
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
    Summa Health System – Akron Campus and Summa Health System – Barberton Campus are accredited Chest Pain Centers by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
  • AHA-Accredited Heart Attack Receiving Center
    Summa Health System – Akron Campus was the first Ohio hospital to receive AHA's Mission: Lifeline® Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation.
  • AHA Heart Failure – Gold/Primary Stroke Center Certification
    Summa Health System – Akron Campus has earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval as a Primary Stroke Center. 

Summa Health’s Emergency Department (ED) accepts all emergency patients, whether or not they're insured, and all Summa Health entities accept most major insurance plans. Not sure if you should go to the emergency room or urgent care? Review our easy reference chart and find out.

Level 1 Trauma Center Summa Health

Trauma Care

At Summa Health, 85% of trauma patients are brought to the ED via emergency medical services. The trauma team is activated to ensure a multidisciplinary team is assembled and ready as soon as a trauma patient arrives. 

As a verified Level I Adult Trauma Center, providing the highest surgical care for trauma patients, Summa Health System – Akron Campus offers:

  • 24/7 in-house coverage by a team of fellowship-trained trauma surgeons
  • Multiple advanced practice providers and a trauma-focused navigator to support patients and families throughout their hospital stay 
  • Immediate care available in a full range of specialties and sub-specialties for injury and non-injury care needs
  • A comprehensive quality assessment program
  • An ambulatory office committed to following patients after discharge
  • A robust outreach and injury prevention program, targeting our most frequent injury types to help reduce the likelihood of injury before it happens
  • A multi-disciplinary research program with NIH funded research on resilience and adaptation to injury, developing relationships in the Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, and Emergency
  • Medicine research programs, as well as participation in the second largest multi-center trauma study to improve outcomes after major injury with severe bleeding

Why Choose a Level 1 Trauma Center? 


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