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Peoples Hospital
Known now as Akron General Medical Center, Peoples Hospital Association was begun in 1914. The new hospital building has since been hidden by an additional to the front. The nurses' home, still standing, is shown to the right.

Summit County Infirmary
The county's second infirmary (poor house) was erected in 1864-65 on the south side of W. Exchange St. at Storer Ave. Built of brick that was made on the grounds by pauper labor, it replaced a frame building at W. Market and Portage Path that had been in use since 1849. The new infirmary cost about $20,000 and was used until replaced in 1921 by the Summit County Home in Tallmadge.

Akron's First Hospital
Akron got its first real hospital in 1892, when the City Hospital Association purchased the East Market street home of Dr. SW Bartges and converted it to medical use. In its first year of operation 143 patients were cared for.


Akron City Hospital
Dedication of the present main building of the Akron City Hospital on April 29, 1904, the building cost $203,600.94.

The Second Sumner Home for the Aged
George T. Perkins, grandson of Akron's founder, built this house on Prospect Street in Akron. When this photo was taken in 1912, however, the house was occupied by the Sumner Home for the Aged which used the building after Perkins' death in 1910 until 1951. The building is still standing today, serving as the headquarters for the Summit County United Way.

Mary Day Nursery (Children's Hospital)


Outside Links for Today's Facilities

Akron Children's Hospital

Ohio Hospital Association
Akron General Medical Center
Summa Health System

Barberton Citizens Hospital


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