"Treatment of chronic illness is now driving the explosion healthcare costs, yet many of those conditions are preventable through lifestyle choices. Treatment is good; prevention is better. And by the way, it ends up costing less."
— John Begala, executive director for the Center for Community Services Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio
Keeping You Out of the Hospital
What if we could cut hospital bills in half by preventing disease from ever happening? We can. Akron General has been using wellness as medicine for two decades through Akron General LifeStyles - a medically based program that's about lifestyle changes. <read more>
From Concept to Reality – We can help make the Wellness Concept Real
Akron General recognizes that wellness and prevention are keys to good health – that is why we have created our Health and Wellness Centers. These centers are out-patient facilitates that bring together a wide range of clinical and retail-oriented health services in an effort to significantly improve the health of the communities they are in. Since our first center opened in 1996, we have not only been operating and building additional centers, we have also been partnering with communities all throughout the U.S. to help them assess, plan, build and manage centers that help their communities live well.
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Continued integration of higher acuity outpatient services, like that of an emergency room and operating room, will become the trend as our population ages and providers are forced to rethink payment and find creative ways to offer effective, value-driven health care. <read more>