Founded in 1914 as Peoples Hospital, Akron General Health System has grown from a single hospital to a large, fully integrated healthcare delivery system. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehab, 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 Rose Lane Health Center; and Akron General Development Foundation.

Akron General serves its community with a philosophy of relentless commitment to the health and wellness of the people of Northeast Ohio. Through the efforts of nearly 6,000 employees, medical professionals and volunteers, we serve the healthcare needs of more than 1.2 million people throughout Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne Counties. The comprehensive and fully integrated system means that all of a patient’s healthcare needs — from prevention to a physician visit to testing to hospital care to home healthcare — is seamlessly coordinated.

Akron General Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, has repeatedly been named ‘Akron’s Most Preferred Hospital for Overall Quality and Image’ by National Research Corporation. As a major teaching hospital, Akron General Medical Center trains future physicians through 11 high-quality medical residency programs. Akron General is a teaching affiliate of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy, a State of Ohio facility that serves as the Medical College of the University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University. Akron General Medical Center provides regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular, cancer, orthopaedics and emergency medicine and wellness. This highly tertiary facility is the only hospital in northeast Ohio with designations as a Level I Trauma Center, a Stroke Center and a Chest Pain Center.

The organization’s commitment to medical education and research is extremely strong. Akron General has over fifty years of graduate and undergraduate medical education experience with hundreds of physician academicians trained in an atmosphere of academic inquiry, scholarly activity and patient-centered care. That legacy continues today with over one hundred and fifty resident physicians participating in training, the medical school affiliation and over one hundred medical students each year participating in many academic teaching teams. The Technology Transfer, Commercialization and Innovation Office serves as a gateway bringing entrepreneurs and researchers together, creating a synergy leading to discovery and advancement.

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