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PROJECT DETAILS

Facility name: Summa Health patient tower
Location: Akron, Ohio
Completion date: May 2019
Owner: Summa Health
Total building area: 343,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost: $154 million
Cost/sq. ft.: $449
Architecture: Hasenstab Architects,
Perspectus Architecture
Interior design: Hasenstab Architects,
Perspectus Architecture, Lanza Design,
Detail Design Studio
Construction manager: Donley's Inc.,
Shook Construction
Engineering: Bandwen, Williams, Kindbom
(MEPT/fire protection); Thorson, Baker
& Associates (structural); Wohlwend
Engineering Group (civil)
Landscape architecture: Environmental
Design Group

Inside, a grand two-story lobby spanning the
AB OV E : Private patient
rooms feature 8-by-8-foot
building 's ground level and first floors creates a
windows to provide paprominent front entrance. Beyond the lobby, the
tients and visitors with an
ground floor is home to a 19,000-square-foot breast abundance of natural light
center with diagnostic, screening, and pre-/post- and views of the outdoors.
RI GH T: Lounges on the
surgical services for women's health. The breast
inpatient floors provide
center features exam, mammography, stereotactic, families with a breakaway
and ultrasound rooms and MRI. A conference cen- space and inspiring views
ter with movable partitions for space reconfigura- of the surrounding campus
and Akron skyline.
tion is also located on this main level.
BOTTOM RI GH T: CentralA new same-day surgery center on the first floor
ized nurses' stations
control the patient floor
expands Summa's surgical services from 17 to 25
operating rooms, with two of the ORs designed for units. The curved floor
plan on the building's
robotic-assisted surgery. The tower's second floor north corridor provides a
is home to a newborn intensive care unit that serves more efficient core work
the new comprehensive birthing center, which area, improved staff workflow and travel distances,
includes 10 private triage rooms, 10 private anteand expanded visibility of
partum rooms, 17 labor and delivery rooms, and corridors and the elevator
three cesarean section operating rooms. The fourth
lobby.
floor houses 36 private mother and baby rooms, a
newborn observation area, and family lounge spaces, while private inpatient
surgery rooms are on the fifth and sixth floors. Mechanical and electrical systems are contained on the third floor and basement levels and are oriented in
the middle of the building. This arrangement permitted smaller shafts and less
ductwork to be used, allowing more square footage dedicated to patient care.
The new main hospital entrance is framed by an oval lawn, void of parking,
that can be used for outdoor events. The entrance is also marked by a sculpture symbolizing diversity and inclusion created by Ohio-based artist Stephen
Canneto. These elements, combined with the elegant forms of the building, are
designed to reiterate Summa Health's commitment to the community and provide an exciting new perspective for Summa Health and the city of Akron. 
Robert Medziuch, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, is principal and vice president at Hasenstab
Architects (Akron, Ohio). He can be reached at B M E D Z I U C H @ H A S E N S T A B I N C .
C O M . Salvatore Rini, AIA, ACHA, is managing principal at Perspectus Architecture
(Cleveland, Ohio). He can be reached at S R I N I @ P E R S P E C T U S A R C H . C O M .

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Goodtimes
Welcome Addition
Editorial
Show Talk
In Solidarity
Leading the Way
Iida Announces Design Awards
Operations Safe Keeping
Product Spotlight Seating
The Center
Face Time
Remodel/renovation Competition
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - In Solidarity
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Healthcare Design - December 2019 - Iida Announces Design Awards
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