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Proud to be Magnet® Recognized

Magnet® recognition is the gold standard of patient care and this designation reflects the continuous, superior care provided by our nurses. This designation is bestowed to healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation in professional nursing practice. 

Magnet® recognized hospitals meet a specific set of quality metrics that include: excellent patient outcomes, nursing involvement in making decisions regarding the delivery of patient care, innovative nursing practices, transformational leadership, and pursuing best practices within the healthcare industry. We are so proud to be a part of this elite group of hospitals.

Long known for our high-quality and compassionate nursing care, these campuses share Magnet® status with just nine percent of hospitals in the country and less than 40 hospitals in the state of Ohio.

Summa Health System Akron and Campuses were redesignated with Magnet® recognition in 2021

Summa Health System – Akron and St. Thomas Campuses were originally designated with this prestigious honor in 2011 and redesignated in 2016 and 2021.

Summa Health System Barberton Campus achieved Magnet® designation in June 2020

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