In an effort to better serve the public in a time where collaboration fosters efficiency and growth, the Summit County Health District combined with the City of Akron and City of Barberton Health Districts to create the Summit County Combined General Health District (SCCGHD) in 2011. The consolidation of the three (3) entities created the demand for an efficient operation model so the newly created Health District began to search for adequate space to serve as the new main campus. In December 2012 the Health District purchased the Fairway Center Building Complex located at 1867 Market Street, Akron, OH and began planning the required renovations needed to accommodate their needs to continue to assure access to health district services throughout the County. The site has free and ample parking and is located on a METRO RTA route.
The Summit County Combined General Health District approached the Development Finance Authority of Summit County (DFA) to assist with financing the renovation. The DFA issued $5,000,000 tax-exempt bank qualified bonds in collaboration with FirstMerit Bank to fund the SCCGHD improvements. The SCCGHD consolidated five (5) locations into one (1) to more conveniently and effectively serve the citizens of Summit County.