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Community Health Care

Community Health Care was founded in 1986 by Rodney K. Ison, MD in Canal Fulton, Ohio. Dedicated to caring for the citizens of Canal Fulton and surrounding areas, Community Health Care quickly expanded adding Norton Family Practice the same year. Over the past 30 years, Community Health Care has grown and developed into a seventeen practice, multi-specialty organization. Our primary focus continues to be Family Practice, but CHCI also has specialty areas which include pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Breast Surgery, and OB/GYN. Dedicated to population health, CHCI has grown to care for communities across 4 counties - Medina, Summit, Stark, and Wayne.

1986 Community Health Care - Canal Fulton
1986 Norton Family Practice
1990 Massillon Family Practice
1991 Community Health Care - Barberton
1996 Hartville Family Physicians
1997 Community Health Care - Louisville
1999 Green Family Practice
1999 Community Health Care - Pediatrics
2000 Community Health Care - Manchester
2006 Electronic Medical Record implemented in all offices
2011 Community Health Care - Belden
2011 CHCI - Sports Medicine and Family Practice of Wadsworth
2012 NCQA PCMH certified
2015 Chippewa Family Medicine
2016 Community OB/GYN - Medina
2017 Doctor Sprance - Breast Surgeon
2017 Community OB/GYN - Barberton
2018 Community Therapy Center

Our mission always is, and always will be:

  • To provide our patients with the highest quality of innovative, comprehensive health care, and health care services;
  • To provide medical care that is... compassionate, supportive, personal, convenient, and cost-effective;
  • To encourage effective educational programs for our physicians, staff, patients, and the whole community;
  • To carefully recruit the finest staff possible, giving maximum support and encouragement to all personnel to foster growth and pride in the organization; and
  • To continually improve the efficiency and quality of all operations and resources of the practice, so as to generate a profit as a result of our combined efforts.