Category: Hospitals

Peoples Hospital

Construction on Akron’s new hospital was completed in 1915. The building was located on West Cedar Street and had 125 beds. In 1916, a separate facility was added to house the hospital’s nurses.

City Hospital

In 1989 Akron’s City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital merged to form the Summa Health. The new company runs a network of hospitals including Akron, Barberton, St. Thomas, and Western Reserve.

City Hospital, Akron, Ohio

City Hospital

“The City Hospital of Akron, founded in 1892, is a voluntary hospital with a self-perpetuation board of trustees. The institution has 373 beds and a nurses’ home to accommodate 140 people. The staff consists of 91 doctors and 628 employees.”

The City Hospital of Akron, Akron, Ohio

City Hospital

DeRoo, a native of The Netherlands, and longtime resident of Middlebury, left $10,000 in his will for the founding of a hospital in Akron. The will spent many years in litigation because of a claim for compensation related to nursing, laundry and care by a family DeRoo boarded with. The suit was eventually settled, and DeRoo’s…

Peoples Hospital, Akron, Ohio

Peoples Hospital

After construction in 1915, the hospital struggled financially. In those early years, the hospital relied heavily upon donations of money, supplies and volunteer hours in order to remain in operation.

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…

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