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Date:9/17/2009

ll of a patient's doctors to coordinate care and reduce duplication and waste.

Although there are many details yet to be worked out, Summa is well-positioned to continue providing quality, affordable care and also to expand the population we serve as more Americans get coverage and seek care. We have the capacity in place to create the kind of new care models called for by this legislation and remain committed to ensuring that those in our community receive the affordable, quality health services they need.

Regardless, there are many issues we must continue to assess as these policies take shape. For example, the issue of coverage for illegal immigrants has become increasingly prominent. Our mission and the law require us to provide care for all, regardless of their immigration status or their ability to pay. We will continue to do whatever possible to provide essential services to everyone in our community.

Final Thoughts

We continue to carefully monitor and influence the policy proposals being considered by Congress. We are in close communication with our Congressional delegation and are sharing the impacts of draft policies on Summa and the people we serve. We will continue to work with our elected officials to ensure that whatever legislation is passed will help Summa strengthen its position as a leader in providing outstanding care to our community.

About Summa Health System

Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by U.S. New
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