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Cleveland Clinic Akron General

1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307

Founded in 1914 as Peoples Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Akron General is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that serves as the hub for Cleveland Clinic's Southern Region. In addition to a 532-registered-bed teaching and research medical center in downtown Akron, the Cleveland Clinic Akron General system includes:

  • Cleveland Clinic Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation, helps patients who have life-altering injuries or illnesses, such as strokes, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations, orthopedic, neuromuscular and related conditions, or those in need of care for a drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Lodi Hospital, a critical access hospital, offers a comprehensive range of services, including a 24-hour Emergency Department, outpatient surgery and a full range of diagnostics, rehabilitation and physical therapy, as well as acute and skilled care.
  • Visiting Nurse Service, a comprehensive provider of home healthcare services, provides nursing care, infusion services, rehabilitation therapies, hospice and palliative care, as well as medical equipment and supplies.
  • Health & Wellness Centers, located in Bath, Green and Stow, offer a variety of integrated outpatient services, including 24-hour Emergency Departments, primary and specialty care practices, as well as a medically supervised exercise program.

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U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Akron General as the tenth best hospital in Ohio. Akron General ranked 31st nationally in pulmonology and ranked as "high performing" in gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology and urology.

The American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious "Magnet" status on the more than 1,000 nurses from Akron General. ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, grants Magnet status when a healthcare organization reflects nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Fewer than 400 of the country's 6,000-plus hospitals have earned this prestigious honor.


A Level I Trauma Center, as designated by the American College of Surgeons(ACS), Akron General offers the technology, expertise and staffing to treat all injuries regardless of severity. Operating rooms, diagnostic services and trauma specialists are on-call 24 hours a day.

Akron General earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for stroke care. The JointCommission, a prestigious national hospital accrediting organization, also awarded a Primary Stroke Center Certification.

Akron General is Summit County’s first accredited Chest Pain Center, a designation granted by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and Providers.


Akron General is developing a new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department at its medical center in downtown Akron. In partnership with Select Medical, Cleveland Clinic is building a new Edwin Shaw inpatient rehab facility in Bath next to its Health & Wellness Center.

In addition, Akron General is implementing an electronic medical record system that is used in every Cleveland Clinic facility and physician’s office. This will enhance quality, patient satisfaction and contribute to efforts to reduce the overall cost of care. Physicians and caregivers will soon be using the integrated system to manage patients’ care by accessing a complete electronic medical record that contains all of a patient’s information, whether it was generated in Akron, at an outpatient clinician’s office or at another Cleveland Clinic facility.

Joint Commission

Akron General is accredited by The Joint Commission. Its standards are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry. The public may contact The Joint Commission for unresolved patient safety or quality care concerns at:

Office of Quality Monitoring
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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Akron General Health System Board of Trustees 2017

Mark Lerner, Chair | Theresa Carter, Vice Chair| Timothy Fitzwater, Vice Chair
Roberta Aber
Sonia Alemagno, PhD
Anthony J. Alexander
Richard S. Amundsen
David N. Ashe
Ken Babby
William E. Babcox
Rev. Karen Ballard
Lawrence Barger, OD
Marlene Barkheimer
Paula Bauer, MD
Gregory Bean
Michael Beeson, MD
Bambi Beshire
Charles Billow
Wendy S. Blosser
Mark B. Bober
Raymond Bologna, MD
Cornelia G. Botto
Robert Bowman
Jack Bradford, MD
Kenneth Braman, DO
Todd Breaux, MD
David Brockman
Kenneth F. Button
Rebecca Calaway
Michael Caporale
John Carpas
Dennis Chack
Brian Cherkala
 Mark Clark
Steve Clifford
Robert Cooper
Richard W. Comstock
Charles E. Conner
Malcolm J. Costa
Peter D. Costello
William J. Costigan
Marie E. Covington
David E. Crawford
James Crouse
Laura Culp
Elizabeth A. Dalton
Elliot B Davidson, MD
Carla Davis
Judy DeVendra
Kathryn W. Dindo
Krista Dobronos
William Downing
Karen Dyer
Margo Erme, DO, MPH
Donald R. Fair
John C. Fairweather
Thomas S. Farro
Richard Fedorovich
Andrew Fenton, MD
William Feth
Jeff Floyd
William G. Frantz
Michael Gallucci
Ann L. Gates
Jody Gildersleeve
John A. Gill
Frances O. Goldman
Deborah Gordon
Donald Graham
Jordan Grossman, MD
Cherie Guster, RN
Daniel Guyton, MD
R. Mark Hamlin
Pastor Jean Hansen
Richard Harris
Brian Harte, MD
Anthony Hayek, MD
Robert M. Hehir
John W. Heslop
J. Michael Hochschwender
James E. Hodsden, MD
Mark Horattas, MD
Ann Huston
Dorothy O. Jackson
Major Kevin Jackson
Hayes A. Jenkins
Cindy Johnson
J. Stephen Jones, MD
Jefferson W. Keener
Edward G. Kemp
Annette King
Robert Knapp
Dana Kocis
J. Michael Kolk
William Kurtz, MD
Raymond J. Labuda
Frederick K. Lacher
Handy E. Lampley
Emery Leuchtag
George Litman, MD
Margaret "Peggy" Lloyd
Phillip Lloyd
Dee Lowery
William W. Lowery
Georges Markarian, MD
Raymond Martinez
John Meilinger, DDS
Tim Merryweather
Robert Merzweiler
Pam Miller
Diane Miller-Dawson
John A. Mogen
Jeffrey Moore, MD
Colin Moorehead, MD
Mark Mosley
Karen Mullen
Honorable Richard G. Norton
Anthony O'Leary
Rory O'Neil
Alan Papa
James M. Parry
William Parry
John Pedersen, MD
Eugene Pfister, MD
Thomas H. Pickering
Linda Randall
Roy L. Ray
Irwin R. Reisberg
Joe Remington
Jim Rice
Bob Rodman
Bruce W. Rogers
Justin T. Rogers
Jennifer Savitski, MD
Claudia Sawyer
Rev. Sandy Selby
Michael D. Serene, MD
Kimberly Sheets, DO
James E. Sheppard
Stan Sieniawski
James Snively
Kathy Stafford, PhD
F. William Steere
Robert Stefanko
Ernest I. Stewart
Rev. Diana L. Swoope
Lance Talmage, MD
Thomas Thompson, MD
J. Bret Treier
Anthony Tricomi
Captain Sylvia Trundle
Robert E. Tulodzieski
John A. Walker
Harold White, MD
Jeffrey E. Wihite
David L. Yeager
Harold A. Young

Akron General Board of Directors 2017

Theresa Carter, Chair| Sonia Alemagno, PhD, Vice Chair
Marlene Barkheimer
Paula Bauer, MD
Charles Billow
Todd Breaux, MD
David Brockman
Michael Caporale
Dennis Chack
Brian Cherkala
 Ankit Chhabra
Mark Clark
Laura Culp
Richard Fedorovich
William Feth
Richard Harris
Brian Harte, MD
Anthony Hayek, MD
Mark Horattas, MD
Cindy Johnson
J. Stephen Jones, MD
Catherine Keating, MD
Mark Lerner
George Litman, MD
Pam Miller
Diane Miller-Dawson
Jeffrey Moore, MD
Janice Murphy
Jim Rice
Kathy Stafford, PhD
Lance Talmage, MD
Thomas Thompson, MD
J. Bret Treier
Ex Officio:
Alan Papa, President and Chief Operations Officer
Rebecca Calaway, President, Women’s Board
Karen Dyer, President, Service League
Eugene Pfister, MD, Chief of Staff
Douglas W. Harley, DO, Vice Chief of Staff

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