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Kids Clinic Advocates for Young Victims
Together with Allen County Children services,
Lima Memorial operates the only clinic in West Central Ohio that
cares for children who are victims of sexual abuse.
"We are proud of the Kids' Clinic and to be
able to provide this much needed service to the community," said
Kyle Erford, emergency center director at Lima Memorial. "Our
mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities, and
the Kids' Clinic serves as an important outlet in accomplishing
that goal. Without this service, children would have to be sent to
Toledo, Columbus or Dayton for exams. This clinic is vital to west
The Kids' Clinic operates under the leadership
of Medical Director Dr. Frank E. Cunningham, Jr., who is trained in
the medical determination of child abuse, along with the assistance
of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) nurses who help to staff
the clinic. The clinic's multi-disciplinary team of medical, social
services, law enforcement and judicial professionals work together
to care for the children who are victims of sexual abuse.
Since being established in 2001, Lima
Memorial's Kids' Clinic has helped more than 900 children in the
region. It is the only program of its kind serving Allen County and
the 10 surrounding counties.
For more information or if you encounter a
patient that you suspect has been a victim of sexual abuse, please
contact the Emergency Center at 419.226.5002.