Inpatient rehabilitation unit helps children with complex medical, physical and functional needs

Occupational therapist Jordyn Farver helps 4-year-old Areiel put on her shoes before therapy.

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.

Leaders in the Mahoning Valley earn their Blue Belts

Blue Belt candidates Sarrah Scarmack, pharmacy manager; George Mackall, engineering and facility repair manager; Annie Sofran, senior PR specialist; and Mary Sebest, operations manager, report the results of their error-proofing walk in the Pharmacy.

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.

Volunteering is free time well spent Akron Children's accepting teen volunteer applications through March 18

Teen volunteer Chase Schertzinger

Whether they’re interested in a medical career or looking for a way to give back to the community, volunteering at Akron Children’s Hospital is a great way for teens to spend their summer.

A journey of make believe Artist brings imaginary world to Beeghly campus

"When you pretend, things can be any way you want them to be." - Fred Rogers, creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

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.

A partner in crisis Parent Partner Initiative bridges gap between families and mental health system

Jill Levin (left) and Bri Baldwin (right) are two of the hospital's five parent partners, who provide emotional support for families and help them navigate their way through the mental health system.

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.

Change Bandit Spotlight: Anjali Fetsko and The Little Gym of Brecksville


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 […]