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Mercy Medical Center Administrative Director of Critical Care Services Jason Pirtz stands where the new emergency department expansion will take place on Wednesday in Canton, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
A worker from the Archer Sign Company works on securing a new sign atop Mercy Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. Mercy Medical Center is expanding the emergency department. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Summa Health has hired one of its former executives to lead it out of an ongoing crisis that has hurt its reputation, upended its relationships with hundreds of local physicians and is threatening to destroy its medical education program.