Mayor Malik Issues Statement About Summa Health System

Akron, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2024  —Akron Mayor Shammas Malik is issuing a statement following the news today that Summa Health System will be acquired by the Health Assurance Transformation Corporation (HATCo):  

“The City of Akron’s partnership with Summa will remain strong. My family, like much of our community, has depended on Summa for healthcare in difficult moments. My hope and belief is today’s announcement will ensure Akron families can continue to rely on Summa for excellent care for decades to come.

Change has been a constant in healthcare across the country and here at home. 35 years ago, Akron City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital merged to form Summa, and now the system is looking to transform again. As a community, we will face these new changes head on, prioritizing patient health, community wellbeing, and support for Summa’s amazing employees.

I want to thank Dr. Cliff Deveny, his leadership team, and every Summa employee for their service to the community, as well as the Summa Board. We look forward to working with the Health Assurance Transformation Corporation (HATCo) on the future of healthcare in Akron.”


Contact: Stephanie Marsh, Director of Communications or 330-256-1191