Perspectus Architecture, in collaboration with Hasenstab Architects, is designing a 343,000 square-foot West Tower for Summa Health. The new patient tower will be situated on the northwest side of Summa Akron City Hospital.

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Part of Summa’s $350 million Master Facility Plan, the sleek, six-story structure will feature private patient rooms; expanded surgery suites and patient prep and recovery room; two floors dedicated solely to women’s health; a breast center; a multi-purpose conference center; a large covered canopy area for drop-off with dedicated valet services; and, a bridge to the adjoining Adolph parking garage.

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Designed as the new “front door” to Summa’s Akron campus, the building is comprised of two simple convex and concaved forms, a base and a tower. The exterior front of the new tower will be a modern style, featuring mainly glass and textured gray metal panels. The back of the structure blends the hospital’s past with the future, using some terra cotta brick that is seen on many of the existing older buildings on the campus.

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The project also includes the renovation of 64,000 sf of existing hospital space, with a focus on the ground floor imaging department and first floor surgery as well as the creation of private inpatient rooms on existing patient floors. The new West Tower will further Summa’s mission to provide the highest quality, compassionate care to patients and members and to contribute to a healthier community.