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Summa Health, Akron Children’s Hospital to expand collaboration

09-09-2019 (Akron, Ohio )

Akron Children’s Hospital and Summa Health announced today that Akron Children’s is providing Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services at Summa Health.  

This new agreement expands on the hospitals’ existing collaboration that includes Akron Children’s operating the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Summa’s Akron Campus.

“We are excited to partner with Akron Children’s yet again, continuing to use the strengths of our hospitals to better serve our community’s mothers and children,” said Edward M. Ferris, M.D., chair of the Summa Health Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of its Women's Health Institute. “This latest collaboration demonstrates our ongoing pledge to provide the highest level of care.”

As part of this agreement, MFM specialists will be managing high risk-pregnancies on the antepartum unit, reading ultrasounds at the Fetal Evaluation and Testing Unit, providing care in the field of fetal diagnosis, covering high risk patients on labor and delivery, and providing care at the High Risk Obstetrics clinic.

“This partnership is a natural extension of our existing relationship with Summa and the services we provide families in the area,” said Grace Wakulchik, Akron Children’s president and chief executive officer. “We are committed to offering the latest advances in pediatric and maternal care to children close to home.”