The Kobacker Center at The University of Toledo Medical Center serves a unique role in northwest Ohio as the only hospital devoted to treating the emotional and behavioral needs of both children and teens.
This also poses some specific logistical challenges, and staff at the center are asking the campus community for assistance.
“We want to remind students, faculty and staff that Kobacker houses a school and multiple outpatient services, as well as an in-patient treatment facility,” said Karon Price, agency executive director, who oversees the facility. “Please avoid using Kobacker as a shortcut or parking destination if you’re not in the building to meet with faculty, students or patients.”
Price said the nature of the conditions treated at Kobacker can mean those passing through may encounter staff dealing with emotional and behavioral outbursts and other unpredictable behavior.
“In the same way you couldn’t cut though a local elementary school or a patient care center to reach your destination sooner, we’re asking members of the UT community to restrict traveling through the building unless Kobacker is your destination,” Price said.