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200 East State Street   |   Alliance, Ohio 44601   |   (330) 596-6000
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In the year 1900, Dr. J.H. Tressel, the Reverend H.E. Kilmer of the Immanuel Reformed Church of Alliance and others joined together to form the Reformed Deaconess Home and Hospital Association with the purpose of forming a hospital. That same year, the new hospital association took possession of the Whitacre house, which was located on the corner of Arch and College Streets in Alliance. The Whitacre house consisted of 20 beds with cornhusk mattresses with rooms for nurses and housekeepers. The Deaconess Home (later to be called Alliance Community Hospital) was only the second hospital in Stark County, Ohio.

Whitacre House in 1902
Alliance City Hospital in 1917
Alliance City Hospital in 1950
Alliance Community Hospital in 1997
Alliance Community Hospital Today

The Deaconess Home struggled during the early years with poor facilities and debts. With this in mind, it was decided in 1912 to change the name of the Deaconess Home and Hospital Association to the Alliance City Hospital Association. Ownership and administration of the Hospital became the responsibility of the City of Alliance in 1914. Soon after, plans were made for the funding and construction of a new hospital, which was completed in 1917. The Alliance City Hospital continued to grow and become an integral part of the City of Alliance.

Control and governance of the Hospital transferred from the city to a trusteeship system in 1946. The next major expansion occurred in 1953 with a 105 bed addition to the east. The six-floor addition included expanded cafeteria facilities, a gift shop, an expanded emergency center, more patient rooms, a patient solarium on every floor and expanded surgery capability.

Work on a 54,000 square-foot addition began in 1974 and was completed in 1976. The new addition housed waiting and admitting areas, a snack shop, laboratories and various outpatient services. The addition project also moved the Emergency Department entrance to East College Street where it remained until 1997. The 1980's saw the completion of the 1974 project, with the construction of three floors on top of the 1974 building and remodeling of other sections. This project provided a new surgery unit, a new OB unit and a new critical care unit.

The Hospital changed its name for a third time in 1986, becoming Alliance Community Hospital to better reflect the community nature of the Hospital's mission. The last major addition was a 10,000 square-foot expansion of the Emergency Department completed in 1997. As Alliance Community Hospital enters its second century of service to the people of Alliance and surrounding communities, we build upon our past service and will continue our tradition of excellent patient care.

ACH Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

June 4, 2014

The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded three area seniors the Dr. James J. Thomas Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually to three recipients who are interested in entering the medical field.

Shape up your Sinuses

April 16, 2014

Dr. David Kanagy, an otolaryngologist with the Alliance Community Medical Foundation, is offering sinus sufferers some relief using an in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure. In the last year, Kanagy became one of the only doctors in a six-county area to begin doing the procedure in the office under local anesthesia, which means no sedation, no IV, no gowns, and no visit to the hospital's surgical department.

ACH enters agreement with Foundation Radiology Group

April 9, 2014

To provide a consistently high level of care delivery, Foundation Radiology Group and Alliance Community Hospital have entered into a partnership to provide diagnostic imaging services to patients and physicians in Alliance and surrounding areas. Foundation Radiology brings the expertise of a large, highly skilled team of imaging experts to community hospitals across the area. By partnering with Foundation, these hospitals are able to rapidly expand the capabilities of their imaging team in order to keep their patients local.

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