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To make sure it's an informed choice, get all the facts first. For more reasons to make Akron General the smart choice for your healthcare, see below.

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Most hospitals are very selective in the types of insurance plans they accept.
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Akron General honors most major insurance plans.
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Health & Wellness is a relatively new concept in healthcare.
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Akron General introduced this concept nearly 20 years ago when it opened not only the first Health & Wellness Center in Summit County but one of the first in the entire nation as well.
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All home healthcare agencies are the same?
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Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates has been in business for 65 years and offers comprehensive quality home care – Skilled Nursing and Therapy, Hospice, Private Duty, Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Services. Ask for VNS.
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I don’t have a say in where to go for healthcare or treatment.
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You can talk to your doctor about your choices. Your doctor is listening.
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I never know how long my wait is going to be when I go to an emergency room.
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Akron General ERs post their wait times online at akrongeneral.org/er.
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Akron General Health & Wellness Centers are just for exercise.
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Fitness is only part of the picture. Akron General Health & Wellness Centers also offer ERs, radiology, lab services and physical therapy.
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In an emergency, I have to go downtown if I want to go to Akron General.
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Akron General has five state-of-the-art 24-hour, full service ERs in the area – you’ll find us in Montrose, Stow, Lodi and Green as well as downtown.
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I can only have outpatient surgery at a hospital.
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The Akron General Health & Wellness Center in Montrose offers a broad range of outpatient surgeries.
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If my doctor’s not affiliated with Akron General, I probably can’t go there to have a procedure done.
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Regardless of your doctor’s affiliation, you can go to Akron General. All you have to do is ask your doctor.
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I need to travel far to get the best healthcare.
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Akron General has facilities throughout the area to offer you the best care just a few miles from home.
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Emergency room waits are always extremely long.
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Akron General’s 24-hour, full-service ERs specialize in evaluating and treating patients much faster and to a higher level of patient satisfaction than the national average.
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My primary care doctor knows everything I need to know about my irregular heartbeat.
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It’s important to see a specialist if you have irregular heartbeat, a potentially serious condition that could lead to stroke. Akron General is recognized as a leader in this area and has highly trained specialists to help you treat your heart arrhythmia and feel better fast.
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With so many healthcare institutions competing for my patronage, it’s hard to know which one really has my best interests in mind.
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Akron General’s focus on bringing the best healthcare to Summit County residents has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. Improving our community’s health is – and has always been – our number one priority.
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Mammograms are usually a stressful experience.
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Akron General Reflections Breast Centers offer personalized care that puts you at ease as well as rapid response times and results.



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