Akron City Hospital - Akron, Ohio
Posted by: GT.US
N 41° 04.735 W 081° 30.055
17T E 457922 N 4547638
Quick Description: Akron City haspital was formed October 11, 1892 by a group of 12 men organized the City Hospital Association.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 2/17/2008 3:35:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM36BC
The Akron City Hospital is now a part of the SUmma Health systtem.
The Summa web site (visit link
) gives the following History of Akron City Hospital:
"The creation of Akron City Hospital was the culmination of a dream of Boniface DeRoo, a Dutch immigrant whose will provided approximately $10,000 for the establishment of Akron’s first hospital. More than nine years elapsed after DeRoo’s death in 1883 before a group of 12 men organized the City Hospital Association. The association purchased the Bartges Homestead in 1892 and opened the hospital on October 11, 1892. The Women’s Board formed in 1892, assisted in raising funds, securing donations and creating a general interest in the hospital. Akron City Hospital was founded to provide a place where the sick and injured could be treated with compassion, coupled with the best principles of medical practice. Over the years, Akron City Hospital has gained a solid reputation in medicine. From the first accredited radiology department in the country to the first adult open heart surgery in Akron and one of the first in the country, Summa’s Akron City Hospital has achieved national recognition as a provider of quality, compassionate health care."