News from Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Best in Summit County

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Akron General as the 11th best hospital in Ohio. Akron General ranked 47th nationally in pulmonology and ranked as "high performing" in gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics and urology.

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Akron General Media Relations Contact Information

For media inquiries and requests, please contact:

Joe Milicia
Director, Public Relations and Communications
Fax: 330.253.2305

Amy Kilgore
Manager, Internal Communications 
Fax: 330.253.2305

Kelly Ward-Smith
Specialist, Media and Public Relations
Fax: 330.253.2305

Media Relations Department

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

After Hours and Weekends

A media relations professional is on-call 24-hours a day, seven days a week for urgent media inquiries. Call the hospital operator at 330.344.6000 and ask to have the on-call media relations person paged.

For non-urgent inquiries and requests, please call the media relations professional and leave a message. We will respond as quickly as possible.



Minority Men's Health Fair - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cleveland Clinic Akron General is pleased to present our second annual Minority Men’s Health Fair to meet the needs of minority men, especially African-American and Hispanic males, in the greater Akron community. These minorities in particular have a higher risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and prostate cancer. Attendees will learn more about these topics, as well as smoking cessation, nutrition, exercise and wellness. Free screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and more. Men will also have an opportunity to meet with a urologist for a one-on-one prostate education session, then have a free PSA screening.

Health & Wellness Express Bus Schedule

This mobile unit or bus is intended to improve access for patients and provide needed health services throughout northeast Ohio for schools, neighborhoods, organizations and businesses. Services can include health screenings, lab testing, patient education, on-site clinics and more. For additional information, or to schedule a visit, call 330.344.4287.

Speakers Bureau

Our mission is to improve the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. One way we meet that mission is by providing free informal 30-minute talks by our health professionals for community groups and nonprofit organizations. These talks are on topics related to the significant health needs of our community, as identified in the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment. Needs include: 

  • Cancer 
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Infant Mortality
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Stroke

If you would like to request a speaker on one of the above topics, please contact us at 330.344.7101. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance. A minimum of 15 audience members is required.

Programs & Classes

Programs & Classes

Prevention Programs Offered
Cleveland Clinic Akron General believes in not just getting you well when you need it, but in helping you and your doctor work together to prevent disease. Serious and sometimes preventable diseases include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and some cancers. That's why we offer free and low-cost community education programs, screenings and classes geared toward prevention and early detection, so that you can and your family can live healthier - and happier.

  • Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings
  • Fitness Programs & Services - LifeStyles Membership
  • Nutrition Services & Weight Management
  • Monthly Health Screenings
  • Primary Care Services
    or call today for a primary care appointment: 330.344.CARE (2273)
  • Stress Management
  • View the entire Akron General events calendar. 


Akron General Newsletters

My Good Health Calendar and Wellness Tips

A guide to community events in Akron, plus wellness and health tips.

My Health & Wellness 

A newsletter for LifeStyles members.

Healthy News in Your Community

A Lodi Hospital newsletter for our neighbors.