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About Akron General

My Health. My Life.

It’s not just business, it’s personal. We recognize how important your healthcare and wellness are to you and your family. A healthy body, mind and spirit are keys to quality of life. Your healthcare and wellness goals are personal to us, and we want you to know that we are here to listen. Your confidence and trust have helped Akron General remain a caring partner in our community for nearly 100 years and counting. See our 100 year celebration!

Our philosophy of relentless commitment and understanding, carried out by nearly 7,000 employees, physicians, medical professionals and volunteers, has helped us in meeting the healthcare needs of more than 1.2 million people throughout Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.

We are committed to dialog with our patients and their families. By taking the time to listen to their needs, we are able to treat them individually by educating them on how to get better and stay well and working together for a healthier tomorrow. It’s your health. It’s your life.

1 Akron General Avenue (Formerly 400 Wabash Avenue)
Akron, Ohio 44307

Akron General Health System brings together a network of health care facilities and staff with a rich heritage of exceptional care. Akron General Health System has been a member of VHA since 1982.


Mission, Values and Vision

Our Mission:
To improve the health and lives of the people and communities we serve.

Our Values:
Be Nice, Work Hard, Accommodate, Communicate

Akron General Health System is an inspired community of caring persons committed to health and healing. We passionately pursue excellence in medical education and lifelong learning for ourselves and the communities we serve. This unparalleled commitment will assure superb outcomes, extraordinary service, and exceptional performance.


2014 Statistics

Births: 2,962
Admissions: 26,273
Employees: 4,956
Volunteers: 1,214
Volunteer Hours of Service: 69,368
Medical Staff: 890
Research Studies: 209
Outpatient Visits: 659,046
Surgical Procedures: 16,328
Home Care Patients Served: 19,242
Donations to Foundation: $4,479,569.47
Emergency Department Visits: 112,803
LifeStyles Visits: 769,037
Wages and Benefits Paid: $343,970,000
Total Operating Revenues: $626,314,000


Akron General Health System
Board of Directors 2015

Marlene Barkheimer
Charles “Chip” Billow
David Brockman
Michael Caporale
Theresa Carter
Dennis Chack
Brian Cherkala
Mark Clark
Richard Fedorovich
William Feth
William Frantz, Vice Chair
Mark Horattas, MD
Mark Lerner, Chair
George Litman, MD
Diane Miller-Dawson
Thomas Pickering
Scott Scarborough, PhD
Kathy Stafford, PhD 
Tim Stover, MD
Thomas Thompson, MD
J. Bret Treier

Craig Babbitt, Secretary
Don Corpora
Dave Frigo, Treasurer
Debbie Gorbach, Treasurer 
Thomas Neumann
Alan Papa

Cleveland Clinic Members:
Steve Glass
Ann Huston
Bill Peacock

Akron General Medical Center • 1 Akron General Avenue (Formerly 400 Wabash Avenue) • Akron, OH 44307 • 330-344-6000 • 1-800-221-4601    © 2016 Akron General Health System
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