Summa Health taps Ohio Cat, Caterpillar for Standby Power Solutions

For Worldwide Release: February 20, 2019
Release Number: EEPR0119

DEERFIELD, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that Summa Health, one of the largest healthcare provider systems in Ohio, has selected Ohio Cat to supply standby power solutions from Caterpillar that will support expanded operations across its network, including the new 343,000-square-foot, seven-story Patient Tower Addition under construction at its Akron Campus.

Summa Health recently purchased five Cat® diesel generator sets for emergency services, surgeries, life support, and other acute patient care activities; data center backup; and other essential operations.  The order includes 1250 kW Cat® C32 diesel generator sets with superior power density that significantly decreases installed and ancillary costs through reduced overall footprints and weight.

When the new generator sets are commissioned, Summa Health will have deployed a total of 18 Cat generator sets at its hospitals, free-standing emergency departments, and other locations throughout northeast Ohio.

“Summa Health serves more than one million patients every year across our network, and we are committed to providing superior care for every one of them,” said Ed Friedl, vice president of construction and property management for Summa Health. “Reliable power plays an essential role in the care of our patients, which is why Summa has turned to Ohio Cat and Caterpillar many times to provide durable, reliable power solutions as well as ongoing service and support for performance when Summa needs it most.”

Caterpillar’s medium- to large-sized diesel generator sets from 1400 to 3500 kVA in 50-Hz applications and 1100 to 2750 ekW for 60-Hz operating environments have been upgraded to deliver higher power density. 

The Cat C32 diesel generator set is equipped with an alternator that enables quick load acceptance and features exceptional motor starting capabilities, which allows users to minimize oversizing the generator set due to motor starting requirements.

It has been designed and tested to meet the NFPA power restoration requirement for Level 1 systems and accept 100 percent block load in one step. It also meets ISO 8528-5 G3 requirements for steady state and load acceptance.

“Leading healthcare facilities rely on Caterpillar and the Cat dealer network for power solutions that perform as reliably and tirelessly as their caregivers,” said Joel Feucht, general manager for Caterpillar’s Large Electric Power business. “For nearly 30 years, Caterpillar and Ohio Cat have backed Summa Health’s award-winning care with standby power, and we look forward to helping provide the highest quality, compassionate care and contribute to a healthier community.”

Caterpillar delivers innovative power systems engineered to deliver exceptional durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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Patient Tower Addition at Summa Health System's Akron Campus

Patient Tower Addition at Summa Health System's Akron Campus

Patient Tower Addition at Summa Health System's Akron Campus

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Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare 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 the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa’s clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at and Twitter,

About Ohio Cat

Headquartered in Broadview Heights, Ohio, Ohio Cat is the exclusive, authorized dealer for Caterpillar equipment and engines throughout Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeastern Indiana.

Ohio Cat conducts its operations through three divisions: the Equipment Division, Power Systems Division, and Ohio Ag Equipment. The company sells rental equipment through ten Cat Rental Store locations. Their Complete Hydraulic Service location re-manufactures and repairs all makes of hydraulic and machining components at its Hydraulics Division in Bolivar, Ohio. In addition, online support is provided for parts sales online through Aggregates Industries benefit from Ohio Cat Con/Agg equipment and service, offering equipment, parts, expertise, and financing options for crushing, screening, and conveying systems.

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2018 sales and revenues of $54.722 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit To connect with us on social media, visit

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