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Akron General Medical Center

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

Founded in 1914 as Peoples Hospital, Akron General Medical Center 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, 3,400 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 Health System 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 Medical Center as the fifth 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 Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & 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 now 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 Medical Center 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 Medical Center owns and operates the area's most experienced rehabilitation hospital - Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute - just north of Akron in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 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 Medical Center 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
Phone: 1-800-994-6640
Web site:

Akron General Hospitals
Board of Directors 2014-2015

Chair, Theresa Carter
Vice-Chair, Sonia Alemagno, PhD
Paula Bauer, MD
Todd Breaux, MD
Rebecca Calaway
Mary Beth Carroll
Laura Culp
Karen Dyer
Joseph Finocchio, MD
Lee Gill
Anthony Hayek, MD
Eugene Pfister, MD
James Rice
Lance Talmage, MD

Secretary, Craig Babbitt
Treasurer: Deborah Gorbach
Treasurer: Dave Frigo
Ben Alvarez, MD
Cherie Guster
Alan Papa
David Peter, MD
Thomas L. "Tim" Stover, MD
Thomas Whelan

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Date Updated: 19-AUG-2015

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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