Government Relations

Government Relations

The Foundation’s Government Relations and Health Policy department is dedicated to elevating Summa Health System as a leader in the public sector among those responsible for determining the future of healthcare in Ohio and throughout the nation.

By actively building and enhancing public sector relationships at the local, regional, state and federal government levels, the department works to advance Summa’s leadership in health policy advocacy. This includes health information technology, workforce development, outcomes measurement, Medicare/Medicaid, provider/payer relationships, health disparities, and increased funding through grants and partnerships.

Summa Health System has prepared health policy position statements to support our advocacy work in Washington and Columbus. Click on the links below to learn more:

Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)
Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Medicare Advantage (MA)
Selling Insurance Across State Lines
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)
Workforce Development

For more information about Summa’s government relations and health policy efforts, contact Tracy Carter, director of government relations and health policy, at (330) 375-7566 or

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