The Plain Dealer, February 22, 2013
Summa Health System in Akron has announced its intent to partner with Catholic Health Partners, a 24-hospital system based in Cincinnati. The partnership, announced this morning, has been in consideration since July, when Summa's Board of Directors voted to explore the possibility. The board considered 10 health systems both inside and outside the state, board member Rich Marsh said in a phone interview. "At the end of that it became clear that [Catholic Health Partners] was by far the best fit for Summa," he said.