Community Mission

Community Mission

Akron Children’s Hospital was founded on the principle of serving the needs of our community. Within our doors, this means treating all children as if they were our own, turning no child or family away based on their ability to pay. In 2012, Akron Children’s provided $107.3 million in community benefits, of which $92.4 million in unreimbursed Medicaid and uncompensated care.

In the community, living up to this principle means providing children and families with access to more than 30 support groups, and offering more than 300 programs, services and activities that:

We are also committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our community for decades to come.  Currently, we are conducting or participating in more than 400 new and open research studies. We also invested $6 million in the training of the next generation of health care providers, including: 

In 2013, we conducted a community health needs assessment (CHNA) in the Greater Akron area in collaboration with Akron General Health System and Summa Health System. Another CHNA was implemented in the Mahoning Valley in collaboration with the Kent State University College of Public Health. These assessments identified the top pediatric health concerns of families in eight counties.

Community Mission

We also prepare an annual community benefits report that details the investments made in the well-being of the children and families we are privileged to serve, as well as several stories that reflect the positive impact these investments have had in the communities where we live and work.

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