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Aerial view of Akron General Medical Center1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307

Founded in 1914 as Peoples Hospital, Akron General has grown to a 532-registered-bed, adult, tertiary care, not-for-profit, teaching hospital. Today, it is staffed by more than 1,000 physicians, 5,000 healthcare professionals and support staff and 550 volunteers who serve a population of more than 1.2 million people throughout Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne Counties of Northeast Ohio. Akron General is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve.

As a major teaching hospital, Akron General trains future physicians through 11 high-quality medical residency programs. Akron General is a teaching affiliate of the Northeast Ohio Medical University, a State of Ohio facility that serves as the Medical College of the University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University.

Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General as the ninth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital and three health and wellness centers.

Technology is becoming increasingly important in the practice of medicine. Akron General is using information and technology every day to improve patient care. Physicians have wireless access inside the hospital and from their offices to patient charts and test results - in real time. That means they are able to spend more time where they prefer to be - with their patients.

As one of the largest employers in a three-county area, Akron General is proud to also be a Northcoast 99 Employer of Choice. This means that Akron General was one of Northeast Ohio's top 99 employers in Northeast Ohio based on meeting employees needs through benefits, health & safety, training & education, diversity and employee communication.

Clinical Scope of Services
Akron General offers regional referral centers in Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery, Cancer Care, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Women's Health. The Medical Center provides the highest level of emergency services, Level One Trauma, and is an area leader in diagnostic and outpatient services. Community locations in Akron, Green, Stow, Tallmadge and West Akron and an additional off-campus outpatient surgery center make healthcare for you and your family easy.

Akron General is Summit County's first Accredited Chest Pain Center (Society of Chest Pain Centers and Providers) and a Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approval™ from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

CARF logoAkron General owns and operates the area's most experienced rehabilitation hospital - Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Hospital - just north of Akron in Cuyahoga Falls. Edwin Shaw has 35 staffed rehabilitation beds. It holds more CARF accreditations than any other rehab program in Ohio. Akron General acquired Edwin Shaw in May 2005.

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

Akron General
Board of Directors 2016

Theresa Carter, Chair
Sonia Alemagno, PhD, Vice Chair
Dean Asimes
Marlene Barkheimer
Paula Bauer, MD
Charles Billow
Todd Breaux, MD
David Brockman
Michael Caporale
Mary Beth Carroll
Dennis Chack
Brian Cherkala
Ankit Chhabra
Mark Clark
Laura Culp
Richard Fedorovich
William Feth
Richard Harris
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
Kristie Van Auken

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Date Updated: 26-AUG-2016

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