Because Women Have Specialized Needs
Advanced and comprehensive - it’s our approach to caring for women. Akron General’s Women’s Center brings together the services that women access the most, like specialized gynecologic procedures and the most advanced care for high-risk pregnancies. We care for women with their special needs in mind. And that makes the difference - for them and for their families.
Healthy Families - Maternity Services & New Life Center
Having a baby is a special time for families. Last year, Akron General’s skilled and caring staff helped families welcome over 3,000 babies into the world. In February of 2004, right here in Northeast Ohio, they arranged a complex and delicate delivery of Ohio’s first set of sextuplets. When it comes to a high-risk pregnancy, parents have the reassurance that Akron General offers the highest level of care through our Level III Obstetric Service, our special partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital, the latest techniques and equipment and a specially trained staff of nurses and maternal-fetal medicine specialists who are available 24-hours a day. So if you're expecting, you can trust that Akron General doesn't take any delivery for granted. Be sure to check out Your Good Health Calendar for dates and times of our next Before Baby maternity fair. Tour our facilities and enter to win prizes.
Healthy Women – A Range of Services for Gynecologic Health
Women who suffer from gynecologic disorders choose Akron General for our range of treatment options, such as thermal endometrial ablation to decrease menstrual bleeding and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that reduces pain, recovery time and scarring. Akron General also offers the advanced capabilities of robotic surgery.
When there’s a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, our experienced oncology specialists provide comprehensive cancer care that also includes some minimally invasive options, such as laparoscopic tumor-reduction to remove ovarian and uterine tumors. For more information on cancer treatment options, visit Akron General’s McDowell Cancer Center.
Stopping Breast Cancer Early
Every year, 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, so getting screenings and knowing what to look for is essential. Akron General Reflections Breast Health Center offers mammography, ultrasound and breast self-exam education in a comfortable and private outpatient setting.
Women's Health Clinic
Akron General is dedicated to helping women improve their health, regardless of income. Through the Women’s Health Clinic located at Akron General’s Akron Health Center, 676 S. Broadway, women can access low-cost obstetric and gynecological services, such as general check-ups, testing referrals, family planning and obstetric and gynecologic care as covered by Medicare and Medicaid or through self-payment.
Akron General’s Women’s Center is comprehensive – treating the whole body with a special focus on wellness and prevention. Our advanced practice nurses, who specialize in obstetrical and gynecologic health, offer patient consultation and support for unique needs. Care managers are also available to help with discharge and care planning and to help patients understand and negotiate insurance coverage benefits.
We offer information on these additional services concerning women’s health:
- Akron General’s Women’s Heart Health Program
- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk screenings
- Childbirth education
- Cholesterol screenings
- Depression & mood disorder screenings
- Muffins for Mammograms
- Pre & postnatal care and fitness
- Osteoporosis screenings