Category: Hospitals

City Hospital, Akron, Ohio

City Hospital

The City Hospital of Akron had its inception in a fund left by an early resident, Boniface DeRoo. The fund which represented the lifetime savings of a frugal hard working man, amounted to $10,000. The first building used for the hospital was an old frame house at the corner of Broadway Street and Center Street.…

City Hospital, Akron, Ohio

City Hospital

Founded in 1892, Akron’s City hospital was the first accredited radiology department in the United States. The hospital was also a pioneer in open heart surgery. Akron City Hospital is also the birthplace of basketball legends LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Today, the hospital is part of the large Summa Health hospital system.

Akron General Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Akron General Hospital

It began in 1914 with the establishment of The Peoples Hospital Co. Just one year later, a new 125-bed, Peoples Hospital on West Cedar Street would be serving the medical needs of Akronites. In 1954 the hospital would see a massive 200-bed expansion as well as a new name, Akron General Hospital (shown here).

Summit County Infirmary Akron, Ohio

Summit County Infirmary

The Summit County Infirmary – also known as the County Poorhouse – stood from 1865 to 1919 off West Exchange Street near the present site of Westminster Presbyterian Church between Rose Boulevard and Mull Avenue. A Hellish Place When the Infirmary opened it was praised as “an honor to the county and a mark on the…

Peoples Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Peoples Hospital

In the early 1900s, Akron was growing faster than any other city in America. An increasing need for quality healthcare services led Dr.s W.W. Leondard, A.F. Sippy, and G.M. Logan to imagine a new hospital that would be financed, owned, and patronized by the people of Akron. With the financial help of Akron’s elite,  including names…

Akron, Ohio City Hospital

City Hospital

City Hospital started as a dream of Boniface DeRoo, a resident of Middlebury. Upon his death, DeRoo left approximately $10,000 for the establishment of Akron’s first hospital. “the balance of my estate, real and personal, to the city of Akron, to be held in trust and appropriated by said city for the buying of real…