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2008

Summa Celebrates 11th Consecutive Year on U.S. News & World Report's List of America's Best Hospitals

11 July, 2008

Summa Health System Celebrates 11th Consecutive Year
on U.S. News & World Report’s List of America’s Best Hospitals
Summa is Only Akron- or Canton-Based Healthcare Organization Named to List

Akron, Ohio, July 11, 2008 Summa Health System’s St. Thomas and Akron City Hospitals have been recognized for the 11th consecutive year as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Summa, the only Akron- or Canton-based healthcare organization to make the list, is one of only 170 hospitals to be ranked out of 5,453 that were evaluated for the study.

In this year’s report, Summa is recognized as having one of the finest Orthopaedics programs in the nation with a ranking of 45th. This year also marks the 11th consecutive year that Summa’s Orthopaedics program has received this honor.  

“We’re honored to once again be recognized among America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report,” said Summa Health System President & CEO Tom Strauss. “As one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare, we take our commitment to the community very seriously. It’s honors such as this that underscore the commitment that the people who comprise our organization make every day to providing our patients with the very best care available.”

“Being recognized for the 11th consecutive year by U.S. News is a testament to more than just the outstanding care that we provide to our patients,” said Scott Weiner, chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics. “From research to surgery to education, we continue to provide outstanding quality and patient care through the commitment and dedication of our fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons and our excellent support staff. It’s for these reasons that we’re consistently recognized for having one of the finest programs in the entire country.”

Rankings were determined by U.S. News & World Report following an examination of hospitals that take on and excel at treating difficult procedures and conditions and utilize the latest in technology. The complete list of America’s Best Hospitals will appear in the July 21 issue, which will be available on newsstands on July 14. 
       
About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest organized delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, research and a foundation, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Healthcare (formerly Solucient) and The Leapfrog Group.

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