Fall 2015  

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Summa Akron City & St. Thomas Hospitals
Summa Barberton Hospital

Recruiting Opportunities

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Summa Physicians Inc. Welcomes New Physicians

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Summa In the News

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Message from Dr. Steele, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Steele discusses how Summa's Standards of Behavior apply to all employees, including physician leaders.

Message from Dr. Malone- The Road to Population Health

Dr. Malone shares his thoughts about how far we've come on our journey to becoming a population health management organization.

HOT TOPIC: Q & A with Valerie Gibson

Summa Health rolled out a new dress code policy for all employees recently. It has prompted positive feedback as well as many thoughtful questions. Valerie Gibson, RN, MSA, NE-BC, chief operating officer, answers some of those frequently asked questions.

Physician Engagement Survey Coming Your Way

We want to hear from you!

This year we have returned our focus to physician feedback and Press Ganey has developed a survey for our physicians and mid-level providers as an opportunity for you to weigh in on the current climate and the direction we are headed.

New Option for Reducing AF Stroke Risk

A new treatment allows patients with atrial fibrillation to safely discontinue taking anticoagulants such as warfarin. Summa Health is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. (and only the second in Ohio) to offer this new alternative.

Recent Awards

Congratulations to the following clinicians on their recent achievements.

3D Mammography is Here

Summa Health now offers 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) at all eight of its breast screening and diagnostic locations. Summa is the first healthcare system in northeast Ohio to offer 3D mammography to all of its patients, whether they are having a screening or a diagnostic mammogram. 

Welcome Dr. Matthew Wayne as New Chief Medical Officer

Meet Matthew S. Wayne, M.D., CMO for NewHealth Collaborative and Summa Physicians Inc.

ICD-10 Is Here: Are You Ready?

There are no more delays - the ICD-10 implementation date was October 1. What do you need to know to be ready?

Taking a Lean Six Sigma Approach to Quality

Quality is a universal concept that spans across everything we do. But for such a universal concept, it sure can be difficult to pin down. How do we know if we're headed in the right direction and focusing on the right goals? That's where using the right quality tool can help. One of the tools we use to help us is Lean Six Sigma. 

A Better Way to Manage Heart Failure

The CardioMEMSTM System, the nation’s first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitor proven to significantly reduce hospital readmissions of heart failure patients, is now available at Summa Health.

Physicians in the Media

The “Most Valuable Basketball Maternity Ward in America” is right here in Akron.

$750K Grant Helps Fund New Simulation Lab

Thanks to a $750,000 grant from the State of Ohio and the generosity of the Summa Foundation, the new state-of-the-art Summa Virtual Care Simulation Lab opened September 2.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars and save the date for these upcoming events.

Cleveland Magazine Names 2015 Top Docs

Cleveland Magazine has released the 2015 Top Doctors list for the northeast Ohio region.

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