Akron General Medical Center is a regional leader in cardiac and vascular medicine, orthopaedics, cancer care and women’s health. Akron General’s new 17 million dollar Heart & Vascular Center offers patients state of-the-art cardiac and vascular care. With innovation at its core, the Heart & Vascular Center has three new digital cardiac catheterization labs providing physicians the ability to perform the most advanced procedures. The Heart & Vascular Center offers patients diagnostic and treatment options for the whole spectrum of complex cardiac and vascular conditions including heart attack, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac rhythm problems and stroke. Recently, Akron General partnered with Cleveland Clinic to provide world-class electrophysiology services at its Heart & Vascular Center, bringing the most innovative treatments such as pulmonary vein ablation for patients with supraventricular arrhythmias.
Akron General Medical Center is a regional referral center for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions. Its orthopaedic surgeons were the first in Northeastern Ohio to implant the ceramic prosthetic hip, a device designed to provide longer wear and a better quality of life for patients.
Akron General is verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level I Trauma Center meaning that we offer the technology, expertise and staffing to treat all injuries - even the most severe. Akron General is also committed to injury prevention, community education and research that result in high quality care.
The Akron General McDowell Cancer Center is currently involved in over seventy clinical trials of therapeutic agents offering patients hope against a complete range of cancer types. With newly renovated inpatient and outpatient treatment space, the McDowell Cancer Center provides patients a comfortable and convenient setting to access the very best clinical care. The McDowell Cancer Center has a reputation for clinical excellence in hematologic oncology, gynecologic oncology, breast cancer, and radiation oncology. In 2006, the Cancer Center treated a total of 1,533 total cases and had over 14,000 outpatient visits. Akron General’s cancer program is approved by the American College of Surgeons through its Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC), the leading national multidisciplinary organization that defines quality cancer care.
Akron General is a major center for obstetrics and women’s health, providing women an entire range of clinical services from heart care to reproductive health to pre- and postnatal care. Akron General has partnered with Akron Children’s Hospital, a leader in neonatal critical care to offer the highest level of care for newborns through its Special Care Nursery at Akron General. In 2004, Akron General physicians delivered Ohio’s first ever set of sextuplets.
Akron General’s Comprehensive Wound Healing & Limb Preservation Center provides one of the area’s only multidisciplinary environments for collaboration and innovation in the area of difficult-to-treat wounds, pressure sores, tissue necrosis and other wound healing conditions. With 12 years of experience, we provide the full spectrum of care needed for complex cases, including cases requiring treatment with hyperbaric oxygen.
With extensive experience in performing product evaluation trials, our Wound Center boasts its own dedicated research coordinator and access to multiple specialists and provides a key clinical testing site for the Northeastern Ohio Consortium for Wound Healing, Research and Education, and the Heal Ohio Collaborative.
Akron General Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute is the most experienced and largest accredited rehabilitation facility in the region, specializing in helping patients who have experienced strokes, head traumas, spinal cord injuries, multiple traumas, amputations, orthopaedic, neuromuscular and related conditions. The goal at Edwin Shaw is to reduce the extent of disability and maximize the long-term functional independence of patients with disabling diseases and/or injuries. The expertise of our rehabilitation professionals and support staff is unmatched in the area. Their skill and dedication make Edwin Shaw a leading rehabilitation facility. Edwin Shaw is also the location of one of the area's longest running chemical dependency treatment programs for adolescents.