Massillon hospital Massillon Council OKs a Deal for Affinity Hospital By Tim Rudell • Feb 2, 2018 Affinity Medical Center Note: This story was originally published before the vote by the Massillon City Council on the Affinity Hospital agreement. It was subesquently updated to include the outcome of that vote. Massillon City Council met in special session Thursday night to approve a settlement in the dispute over Affinity Medical Center’s closing. By unanimous vote, it said yes to the deal. Massillon is Going to Court to Try to Keep Its Hospital Open at Least Temporarily By Tim Rudell • Jan 17, 2018 AFFINITY Massillon asked a Stark County judge today to delay the closing of Affinity Medical Center for four months. Ideas for legal options to keep Affinity open have been circulating since the hospital’s owner, Quorum Health, announced plans Jan. 5th to close it. It plans to cease clinical operations Feb. 4 and close Affinity entirely a month later.