You should always dial 911 in an emergency and allow medical personnel to evaluate the seriousness of your condition. When time is of the essence, get to the closest emergency department for quick evaluation and treatment.
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Emergency Departments & Level I Trauma Center

You have more than one emergency department to choose from in Akron. Cleveland Clinic Akron General has been named the area's Most Preferred Emergency Department for years, and for a lot of good reasons, including less wait time, seeing an emergency department doctor every time and being Akron's first Certified Chest Pain Center.

You should also know that no matter how big or small the emergency, our patients from Northeast Ohio and surrounding counties have the reassurance that Akron General is equipped and ready for them. Being verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I Trauma Center means that Akron General offers the technology, expertise and staffing to treat all injuries - even the most severe. Akron General is also a certified Chest Pain and an accredited Stroke Center.

Akron General is:

  • Verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgery
  • Summit County's first Accredited Chest Pain Center (Society of Chest Pain Centers and Providers)
  • A Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢ from The Joint Commission.

We are committed to injury prevention, community education and research that result in better care.

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