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 or practice, protocols or any other operational issues.

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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Med Direction Departments:                             Medical Directors

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


caduceusAkron General Medical Direction Staff




Amy Raubenolt, MD

Medical Direction
Emergency Dept. Medical Director



Kathy Cern, EMT-P, EMS-I
EMS Coordinator
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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. 


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