Cleveland Clinic Akron General unveiled its new state-of-the-art emergency department that greatly expands the hospital’s ability to treat people with life-threatening injuries.
The head of the emergency department, Dr. Steven Brooks, led a tour of the gleaming white 67,000- square-foot facility. The new ER is a stand-alone building across the street from the existing ER in downtown Akron.
Brooks pointed to equipment in one of the two acute trauma operating room.
“We can crack a chest in here. We can open the abdomen, if need be by the trauma surgeons,” he said.