Summa to Begin Recruiting for New Emergency Medicine Residency Program

AKRON, Ohio, September 19, 2019 – Summa Health announced today its Emergency Medicine Program has been given initial accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The accreditation is effective immediately, allowing Summa and US Acute Care Solutions (USACS) to begin the recruiting process for eight new Emergency Medicine residents to come to the organization in the coming months. USACS provides the faculty and staff for the residency, and runs the emergency medicine program at Summa Health facilities.

“Training the next generation of physicians is, and always will be, one of the most important things we do for our community,” said Summa Health President and CEO, Dr. Cliff Deveny. “I want to thank everyone at Summa for their commitment to starting this new program and for all of the work that has gone into making today possible. I also want to thank everyone at USACS for the great care they are providing our patients and for the outstanding faculty and staff they’ve assembled as we re-launch the emergency medicine residency.”

“An emergency medicine residency at Summa is as important to the practice of emergency medicine as it is to the Northeast Ohio region,” said Dr. David Seaberg, a USACS physician and chair of the Summa Health Department of Emergency Medicine. “We are grateful for Summa’s support and we are grateful the ACGME has acknowledged the readiness of this institution and our physician faculty.”

“This is a great day for medical education at Summa Health,” said Dr. Cindy Kelley, Vice President of Medical Education at Summa. “In partnership with USACS, we have worked hard to resume our tradition of training the next generation of emergency medicine physicians here at Summa. We can’t wait to welcome these residents into our family.”

“I started my career 25 years ago as program director in Summa’s emergency medicine residency,” said Dr. Michael Beeson, a physician with USACS and program director for the Summa Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program. “To be here now, at the new program’s launch, is enormously gratifying. Because many of the physicians we train will stay and practice right here, it is no exaggeration to say that over time this residency will positively affect millions of lives in our community.”


Founded by emergency medicine physician groups in Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio and Texas and capital partner Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, USACS is the national leader in physician-owned integrated acute care, including emergency medicine, hospitalist and observation services. USACS provides high-quality emergency and hospitalist care to over 6 million patients annually at more than 220 locations and is aligned with leading hospital systems across the country. Visit to learn more.

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