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For release: October 24, 2013

Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014,
Kelly Ward-Smith 330.344.1681,

Akron General Baby Fair helps with planning for baby
Free event includes tour, prizes and more

Get ready for baby! Akron General is holding its bi-annual baby fair, "Before Baby," on Sunday, November 3, from 1-3 p.m. in the Medical Center main lobby and surgical waiting area, both located at 1 Akron General Ave., Akron. Vendors will offer essential information about baby products, childcare, choosing a doctor for baby, and much more. Parents and grandparents can take a tour of Akron General's New Life Center, and enter to win one of many raffle prizes! Informational seminars begin at 1:15 p.m. in the surgical waiting area on “What to do if Your Infant is Choking” and “Skin-to-Skin Contact for You and Your Baby.” Enjoy refreshments, free parking and more. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. Please call 330-344-AGMC (2462) to make your reservation, or register online at

About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-registered-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; and Akron General Foundation. 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. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit

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