Top-notch healthcare is one of the areas strongest selling points. Residents have no less than seven nearby hospitals to serve them:
Akron General Medical Center
Barberton Citizens Hospital
Childrens Hospital Medical Center of Akron
Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Edwin Shaw Hospital for Rehabilitation
Summa Health System: Akron City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital
Summit County alone contains 2,582 beds and 1,238 physicians within its borders. Because were in the center of a healthcare hub, patients expect to find any specialty they need from world-class cancer treatment to comfortable birthing suites for new mothers. Such hospital power also attracts excellent support facilities, such as the healthcare center in Doylestown, which concentrates on long-term care and its accompanying physical therapy, podiatry, dental, psychiatric, dietician, speech therapy and nursing care needs.
Providing nursing care ranging from assisted living accommodations to total care are Healthaven, Manor Care, Alterra Sterling House, Pleasant View and Pebble Creek.
Patients also rely on solid customer service values within the medical community. In 1997, the Barberton-South Summit Chamber of Commerce recognized its citys hospital as the Outstanding Business of the Year.
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