For over 100 years, Akron General has been dedicated to providing the highest quality care and services to our community. Today, the care you've come to know at Akron General is better than ever. Akron General is officially fully part of Cleveland Clinic. This is not only a great opportunity for both Cleveland Clinic and Akron General, but it will also provide growth opportunities to better serve the needs of our surrounding communities.

The coming together of these two organizations provides patients in the region with access to the highest quality, safest and value-based care. With this partnership, Cleveland Clinic Akron General opened a $49.3 million state-of-the-art building that more than triples the size of its previous emergency department to help enhance patient experience. This new emergency department is designed to expedite the process from admittance through discharge.

With full membership, Akron General remains committed to providing superior patient care locally and looks forward to expanding our health care services. Simply, the people of Summit County will enjoy the highest level of care and services, close to home.

Contacting Akron General Medical Direction Staff

Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical Direction System. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times. Listed below are the various Medical direction facilities as well as the Medical Directors and EMS Coordinators responsible for medical direction.

Please feel free to contact the appropriate EMS Coordinators if you have questions related to your scope of practice, protocols or any other operational issues.

Medical Direction Departments

Medical Direction Departments Medical Directors
Akron Fire Department Amy Raubenolt, MD
Canal Fulton Fire Department Tom Rench, MD
Copley Fire Department Andrew Yocum, MD
Coventry Fire Department Chrissy Campana, MD
Fairlawn Fire Department Andrew Yocum, MD
Lawrence Township Fire Department Tom Rench, MD
Life Care Medical Services Jack Mitstifer, MD
Mogadore Fire Department Erick Zoumberakis, MD
Norton Fire Department Steve Brooks, MD
Stow Fire Department Amy Raubenolt, MD
Summit County Haz Mat Team Pat McHugh, MD
Tallmadge Fire Department Erick Zoumberakis, MD

Akron General Medical Director

Amy B. Raubenolt, MD

Amy Raubenolt, MD
Medical Direction
Emergency Department Medical Director

Akron General EMS Coordinator

Kathy Cern, EMT-P, EMS-I

Kathy Cern, EMT-P, EMS-I
EMS Coordinator
[email protected]

Kathy has been the EMS Coordinator for Cleveland Clinic Akron General since 2009. She has been employed at Akron General since 1991, the first 18 years as a medic in the Emergency Department. She was a part time Firefighter/Paramedic for 24 years with the Richfield Fire Department before becoming EMS Coordinator at AGMC full time. She is a state certified EMS instructor as well as an ACLS and BLS Instructor. She actively participates in hospital disaster preparedness having traveled several times to the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston Alabama to attend many FEMA classes. She is a certified FEMA HERT (Hospital Emergency Response Team) instructor and works closely with regional partners to train hospital employees in decontamination and disaster preparedness. Kathy and her husband Matt live in Richfield, Ohio.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education classes are scheduled and conducted at the respective Fire Departments listed under our direction and at Akron General.

All Pre-hospital personnel are welcome, please call the respective department prior to coming, to make sure the class has not been changed. Any other questions can be directed to Kathy Cern, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 330.344.7842 or [email protected].