Affinity Medical Center

Massillon Council 09-17-2018
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Massillon City Council closed the door Monday on making a deal with the City’s original choice to operate Affinity hospital, but it didn’t lock it. 

Two weeks ago Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazarro Perry named Paramount Matrix Healthcare as the city’s choice to run the Affinity facility, which closed in March.

Other bidders upped their offers prompting Council to delayed authorizing legislation to finalize the deal with Paramount in order to get more information.

Massillon City Council during decision to acquire Affinity
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It will be at least another week before a deal can be reached to get an operator for the former Affinity Medical Center in Massillon.

Massillon City Council met in special session Monday to approve an agreement with Paramount Matrix Healthcare. But it didn’t vote. One of two unsuccessful bidders for the deal to operate the medical center upped its offer. Council wants to consider that before moving forward.

photo of Affinity Medical Center
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Massillon City Council is slated to vote tonight on a plan to have a Tennessee-based startup reopen Affinity Medical Center.

photo of Affinity Medical Center
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This fall, Massillon’s shuttered Affinity Medical Center could be back in business with a new name and many of its old staff.

Affinity Medical Center, 8th Street entrance
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Three groups are pitching themselves to Massillon city officials for a chance to take over Affinity Medical Center, which closed earlier this year.

City officials are not saying who the groups are or whether they’re based in Stark County, but each one is proposing a health care-related use for the property.

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