Summa Health provided $126.8 million in community benefit to area residents in 2017, including $13.2 million in charity care, according to a report released Tuesday.

That compares to $100.3 million, including $10.1 million in charity care that the Akron-based health system provided in 2016.

“For more than 125 years, Summa Health was worked tirelessly to improve the health of this region,” said Summa President and CEO Dr. Cliff Deveny. “We are committed to partnering with other area organizations who share our vision of service to create a healthier community.”

The region’s largest safety-net provider, Summa's community benefit includes $40.1 million in

unpaid costs for Medicaid patients, $28.3 million for education, $7.1 million for research, $28.6 million in subsidized health services, such as traumatic stress,

senior health and dental care and $9.5 million for community health improvement services,

programs and support.

A copy of the 2017 community benefit report is available at

www.summahealth.org/pressroom/mediacenter/newspublications.