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The Suburbanite
  • Hospital renames street for anniversary celebration

  • In celebration of its 100 years of service to the community, Akron General celebrated by renaming the street on which its Medical Center sits.

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  • One hundred years. One new address.
    In celebration of its 100 years of service to the community, Akron General celebrated by renaming the street on which its Medical Center sits.
    Wednesday, Wabash Avenue was renamed Akron General Avenue during a special ceremony that included 200 employees, board members, patients and local dignitaries.
    The new address of Akron General Medical Center is 1 Akron General Avenue.
    “We are pleased to call the street that leads to our front door, Akron General Avenue,” President and CEO of Akron General Health System Thomas L. “Tim” Stover is quoted as saying in a release issued by the hospital. “This renaming is a great event to begin our anniversary celebration, which will serve as a reminder of the legacy of caring provided to our community for the last 100 years, and mark a new era of service and outstanding health and wellness care to those who need our help.”
    Akron General was founded in 1914 as People’s Hospital with “Service for All” as its core mission. Today, Akron General provides comprehensive health care services with facilities throughout Summit and Medina Counties.
    Throughout 2014, Akron General will continue its 100th Anniversary celebration with a variety of events including a special gala event on Aug. 23, 2014.