Akron General


Akron General forms joint venture to commercialize wellness services

Akron General Health System has formed a joint venture aimed at commercializing its outpatient health and wellness services to health systems, universities and municipalities. The move comes as hospitals across the nation, staring down the specter of declining reimbursements and more patients receiving less lucrative outpatient care, seek creative ways of securing new revenue streams. […]


Akron General hires new chief medical officer

Akron General Health System has hired a Cleveland Clinic doctor as its new chief medical officer. The appointment of Dr. Benito “Ben” Alvarez is effective July 1. With Cleveland Clinic, Alvarez currently holds the lengthy titles of co-director of the Eastern Division Section of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, and quality review officer for the Women’s […]

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Akron General Health System wins 5 Cleveland-area cardiologists

Five Cleveland-area cardiologists from North Ohio Heart Center recently agreed to join Akron General Partners Physician Group. The heart doctors now practice primarily in southwest Cuyahoga County and Medina and Lorain counties. On Nov. 22, Drs. Ismail Ahmed, Donald Cho, Atul Hulyalkar, Fernando Mundoz and Qarab Syed will be under a lease agreement to provide general and diagnostic cardiac services for Akron General.


PNC’s Karen Bozzelli to lead Akron General Health foundation

The Akron General Development Foundation was founded in 1974 to provide support for the Akron General Medical Center and its related non-profit businesses. The foundation had net assets of about $14.3 million in 2008, the most recent year for which non-profit federal tax filings are available. ''My goal to is grow the foundation, the assets of the foundation, utilizing the relationships that I've established over many years in this community and gain the support of the community again.'' she said. ''That only makes the hospital better.''

Health IT

Akron General first hospital system to sign with My LifePlan

Akron General Health System has agreed to deploy MyChoice — the subscription health information service of My LifePlan Inc. — at its four emergency departments in Northeast Ohio. It’s the first hospital system to adopt the service designed to speak for subscribers during medical emergencies launched by My LifePlan soon after it started in 2006. […]