Project Profiles

Summa Health Patient Tower

This seven-story, 343,000-square-foot Patient Tower for Summa Health is a full-service hospital and the centerpiece of a $350 million system-wide transformational plan. This impressive new facility includes a comprehensive center for breast health, expanded surgery suites and main birthing center with NICU. The design and building team specified 60 MSF of Gold Bond® eXP® Fire-Shield® Sheathing and 48 MSF of Gold Bond® SoundBreak XP Wall® Board.







Summa Health Patient Tower

Akron, Ohio


Hasenstab Architects

Akron, Ohio

Perspectus Architecture

Cleveland, Ohio


Summa Health

Akron, Ohio


Donlely's (JV)

Cleveland, Ohio

Shook Construction (JV)

Moraine, Ohio

The new Patient Tower for Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, is the centerpiece of a $350 million system-wide transformational plan. This seven-story, 343,000-square-foot full-service hospital features a large curved canopy in front that serves as a drop-off point and provides direction to the main entry. Lush landscaping surrounds the front drive. Interior highlights include the first floor Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Center for Breast Health and an expanded surgical suite. The second floor houses the birthing center and a NICU.

Design elements include LED lighting throughout and private rooms with 8’x8’ windows, which provide ample natural sunlight. The main two-story lobby connects the ground floor and the first-floor garage entrance, creating a cohesive entrance. There are more than 50 works of art throughout the building – all created by artists with an Ohio tie-in.

Planning for this project began in 2015 with two years to complete, from the 2017 groundbreaking to the grand opening ceremony (May 15, 2019). A true collaborative effort helped with expediency. The Summa design team was comprised of Hasenstab Architects Inc. and Perspectus Architecture. The joint construction management team was Shook Construction and Donley’s Inc.