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For Release: June 7, 2012

Jim Gosky 330.344.6083,
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,

Japanese Delegation to Visit Edwin Shaw, Akron General  

Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and Akron General Medical Center will once again host a distinguished panel of physicians, therapists, nurses and other medical professionals from Japan when the delegation visits Northeast Ohio June 13.

The group of 25 will begin its day at Akron General at 9 a.m. and spend the morning touring the McDowell Cancer Center; the Psychiatry Department and its unique Partial Hospitalization Program; Robotic Surgery; and the new Neuroscience Institute. In the afternoon the delegation travels to Cuyahoga Falls and the Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute where they will learn more about Ohio's most accredited rehabilitation facility and the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services. The Japanese delegation's visit is sponsored by the Socio-Medical Research Institute in Tokyo and the Health Care MBA program at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.

About Akron General Health System
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. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.

About Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute
Edwin Shaw offers the highest level of rehabilitation care available. For nearly 100 years, Edwin Shaw has been known for the work it does with patients recovering from brain, spinal cord and multiple traumatic injuries; strokes; amputations; major orthopedic and other surgeries; and complex medical problems, which require intensive inpatient and extended outpatient rehabilitation. The Institute has received the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This significant achievement is due in large part to the multi-talented, exemplary medical, nursing and therapy team that Edwin Shaw has in place. All team members have had advanced training and are considered outstanding in their ability to assess and treat patients.
Date Updated: 08-JUN-2012

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