Grace Wakulchik

Grace Wakulchik

Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer


As the Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital, Grace Wakulchik oversees Information Services, Professional and Support Services, the Department of Pediatrics, Patient Services, the Center for Operations Excellence, Surgical Sub-Specialty Practices and the Mahoning Valley enterprises. Prior to serving as the COO, Wakulchik was the Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, leading the organization to its initial designation as a Magnet facility. While serving as President of the Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives (OONE) in 2008, she was part of the team that championed HB 346, The Common Sense Nurse Staffing Bill in Ohio. OONE was awarded the Ohio Hospital Advocacy Award for their work on HB 346. She also serves as Vice President on the board of the Stark State College Foundation, President of The Board of Directors for Children’s Home Care Group, and as an appraiser for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. Wakulchik has four children and is a resident of Hudson.

Undergraduate School

BA in Sociology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

BSN, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Graduate School

MSN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

MBA in Management Information Systems, Kent State University, Kent, OH

The Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives, The Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Associations

American College of Healthcare Executives

American Nurses Association

American Organization of Nurse Executives

Northeast Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives

Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives (past president)

Sigma Theta Tau

Clinical Interests

Maternal Child Nursing


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