Akron Children’s Hospital to operate pediatric unit at East Liverpool City Hospital

Akron Children’s to operate unit in East Liverpool


Boardman, OHIO (Dec. 10, 2012)—Akron Children’s Hospital and East Liverpool City Hospital have signed an agreement that has Akron Children’s operating the pediatric unit at East Liverpool City Hospital. According to the plan, Akron Children’s will operate the 15-bed unit in space leased from East Liverpool City Hospital beginning in January.

“We recognize the need to bring Akron Children’s pediatric expertise closer to where our families live, and are happy to add East Liverpool as a valued partner to our more than 80 service locations,” said Bill Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital. “This will solidify our long relationship with East Liverpool City Hospital and allow us another way to fulfill our promise to care for all children as we would our own and to work tirelessly so all children can reach their full potential.”

The transition is expected to be seamless for patients and families. The same team of doctors and clinicians who currently provide care on the unit will continue to staff the unit.

“This arrangement is another example of our hospital bringing high quality healthcare to our community,” said Kenneth Cochran, president and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital. “East Liverpool City Hospital is determined to provide excellent healthcare, right here at home. Through our relationship with Akron Children’s, we can provide that type of pediatric care onsite, allowing our patient families to receive care locally.” 

Akron Children’s to operate unit in East Liverpool

Akron Children’s and East Liverpool City Hospital are working collaboratively to integrate quality monitoring and performance improvement programs, bringing together the best of both organizations.

Akron Children’s also operates a pediatric unit at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Robinson. Akron Children’s operates Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at its campus in Akron, Akron General Medical Center, Summa’s Akron City Hospital and St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Additionally, Akron Children’s operates a Special Care Nursery at its Beeghly campus in Boardman.

About Akron Children’s Hospital
With eight specialties on the US News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, Akron Children’s is the largest pediatric provider in northeast Ohio. We have two hospital campuses, 20 primary care and 63 pediatric specialty locations, and our dedicated staff handles more than 650,000 patient visits a year. We serve as a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and offer a number of pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs. In addition to providing high value, family-centered care, we strive to find ways to advance the prevention and treatment of childhood illness and injury through research. For more information, visit

About East Liverpool City Hospital
River Valley Health Partners is a health system that comprises the East Liverpool City Hospital, River Valley Health Partner Physicians, The Therapy Center in Calcutta, The Therapy Center II in Lisbon, Dasco-River Valley Home Medical, and Ohio Valley Home Health Services. River Valley Health Partners health system accelerates your diagnosis, care, and recovery through seamless communication. The organization serves residents of Columbiana County Ohio and surrounding communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Contact us at 330-385-7200 or visit the website at

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