Children can spend years in rehabilitation, depending on their illness or injury. So it comes as no surprise that they often form close bonds with their caregivers and therapists as they overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.
Before the big game, football players huddle in the locker room with their coaches, devising plays on a large board in an effort to win the game. But huddling is no longer exclusively for sports. It’s just one of the new strategies being applied at Akron Children’s Hospital to ensure its staff functions as a winning team.
Did you know that a hospital can be a submarine? With just a little imagination, a child can dive underwater like a polar bear and resurface at an archeological dig in prehistoric times. Or go dog sledding in Alaska, fly into outer space and land back on Earth, deep in the jungle. Or stop by a carnival, before finally arriving at a doctor’s appointment.
The hospital’s Parent Partner Initiative pairs a trained parent with the families of patients seeking mental health services. It’s funded by the Health Care Innovation Award, a $13-million grant split between Akron Children’s and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, given by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations.
To show gratitude their gratitude towards Akron Children’s Hospital, Anjali Fetsko and her parents, the owners of The Little Gym of Brecksville, are Change Bandits for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 7-9 on 98.1 WKDD. Two years ago, Anjali Fetsko was an active 7-month-old. But she was diagnosed with […]
To show their gratitude toward Akron Children’s Hospital, Andrew and Gabe are Change Bandits for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 7-9 on 98.1 WKDD. In 2008, twins Drew and Gabe were enjoying life as any other rambunctious 6-year-olds. But their parents began to notice a growing health concern. Every […]