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2021 Vital for Life Stories

You, Our Summa Family, are Vital for Life throughout the Greater Akron area.

Our new advertising campaign, "Vital for Life", features a variety of heartwarming stories from across different service lines and walks of life. The campaign highlights the struggles and successes our patients face on their individual journeys of recovery. This campaign not only gives the people of Akron a voice, but also shines a well-deserved light on your work, bringing health and wellness to everyone in our community.


Vital for Second Chances.

Our heart team used precise medicine to save Don's life.

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Vital for New Chapters.

Our comprehensive team of weight management specialists helped Alicia lose nearly 200 pounds.

Learn more about our weight management services


Vital for Victory.

Summa Health used advanced technology to save Robin's life.

Learn more about our urology care


Vital for the Future.

Our team, ranked one of the best stroke hospitals in the nation, saved a woman, a mother, and a future of a family all in one night.

Learn more about our stroke care


Vital for Fresh Starts.

Stephen's primary care doctor helped coordinate the care he needed for severe scoliosis.

Learn more about our primary care


Vital for Happy Bellies.

Summa Health is here for all women, to feel educated, empowered, and enabled - in pregnancy, delivery, and beyond.

Learn more about our maternity services


Vital for New Beginnings.

Our coordinated team of orthopedic specialists used advanced technology to eliminate years of back pain - all in a single day.

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Vital for Family Time.

Our leading colorectal cancer team turned Carol's estimated two years to live into four - and counting.

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Vital for Comebacks.

The Summa Health specialists used cutting-edge technology to find the problem - and coordinated care - to conquer Logan's severe asthma.

Learn more about our pulmonary care

Vital for Life

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Please help us build a virtual vital high-five throughout our organization. Thank a Summa colleague for demonstrating our commitments by sending them a message of appreciation. The message will also be posted the gallery below, building a virtual high-five for all of our Summa family to view.

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