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Summa Health System is an organized delivery system in Ohiomarker. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, an entrepreneurial entity, research and a foundation,

The System represents more than 1,200 licensed, inpatient beds on the Akronmarker City, St. Thomas and Western Reserve Hospital campuses and outpatient care in four health centers in surrounding communities. The Summa Health System Foundation, the system's philanthropic entity, provides vital funding for medical education, research and patient-care initiatives. Summa Health Network, Summa's physician-hospital organization, represents more than 900 physicians. The Summa [Enterprise Group] seizes for-profit opportunities to bring health-based products to the market. SummaCare, which received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), provides medical coverage for more than 80,000 members in Northeast Ohio.

Summa Health System specialises in heart, emergency, women's health, stroke, orthopaedics, cancer and geriatric services.

These services have been recognized by organizations such as the:

  • U.S.
  • News & World Report

  • American Osteopathic Association's Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)

  • Solucient.

  • Summa offers care in its Level III Perinatal Center and Level I Trauma Unit. Summa's Akron City and St. Thomas hospitals are teaching affiliates of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicinemarker (NEOUCOM), including a staff of more than 1,000 physicians and 13 accredited residency training programs to create a dynamic medical environment. Western Reserve Hospital is a teaching affiliate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) and the Consortium of Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE). CFGH's staff includes more than 400 physicians and has seven accredited residency training programs.

    Summa Health System serves more than a half million patients each year in comprehensive emergency, acute, critical, outpatient and long-term/home care settings and is the largest employer in Summit County. Working collaboratively with many other healthcare institutions, Summa is a member of the Cleveland Health Network, the largest provider network in Northeast Ohio.

Services: Locations:
  • Advanced Bariatic Care
  • Akron City Hospital
  • Behavioral Health
  • St. Thomas Hospital
  • Cancer Care
  • Western Reserve Hospital
  • Cardiovascular
  • Barberton Hospital
  • Orthopaedics
  • Robinson Memorial Hospital
  • Senior Health
  • Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
  • Sports Health
  • Surgial Services
  • Women's Health

Summa Western Reserve (Formerly Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital)

Summa Western Reserve was founded on a principal of osteopathic medicine and joined Summa Health System in 2001. Today, the Hospital continues to deliver surgical, obstetric, rehabilitative and ambulatory services. Easy Street Rehabilitation Center and New Horizons Adult Day Services are the only programs of their kind in the Akron area. Summa Western Reserve is a teaching affiliate of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUCOM) and the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE).


Summa Health System Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropic organization that supports patient care, medical education and research through philanthropy. Donations are received from patients and their families, employees, physicians and members of the broader community. The Foundation contributes to the system an annual average of $9 million for the development of new programs, research projects, clinical innovations and other activities.

Summa Health Network

Summa Health Network(SHN) is the physician-hospital organization affiliated with Summa Health System Hospitals, including Akron City and St. Thomas. SHN oversees mutually beneficial contracts with insurance companies, health-maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs), employers, third-party administrators and other payors on behalf of Summa Health System Hospitals and their affiliated physicians. Summa Health Network offers a network of providers in Northeast Ohio, including Summit, Medina and Portage counties.

Summa Wellness Institute

November 2007 Summa Health System unveiled their medical based fitness facility at the intersection of Hudson Drive and Terex Roads in Hudson, Ohio. The Summa Wellness Institute integrates fitness amenities and medical technology. Exercise physiologists create personalized fitness programs and health goals for each member after the completion of a thorough health assessment.

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