Youngstown patient represents Akron Children’s on Capitol Hill at Advocacy Day


Despite all his medical complications and the exhausting days of surgeries and treatments he’s endured, three year-old Chase Flaherty’s eyes open wide and he flashes a smile when his favorite song, Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” is within earshot.

Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids event promotes ABCs of safe sleep and dangers of distracted driving

Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition Fitness & Safety Fair event

Trooper Michael Landers of the Ohio Highway Patrol wasn’t writing tickets on this day, but he left a lasting impression to the children and teens who took the wheel of a distracted driving simulator at a Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition Fitness & Safety Fair event at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

Akron Children’s places 1,352 pinwheels at Beeghly campus to honor child abuse victims

Pinwheels for Prevention

To honor Child Abuse Prevention Month, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley placed 1,352 pinwheels on the front lawn of its Beeghly campus, each representing a child who received abuse and neglect services in 2014 in Mahoning County.

Amateur radio club patches in Mahoning Valley patients to Santa

Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association patches patients into Santa

Volunteers from the Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association made their annual rounds recently at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus in Boardman. The radio operators visited nearly 20 children in the ER and on patient floors carrying novel-looking radio equipment patched directly into the “North Pole.”

Employee credits weight loss challenge with jump start to health


They say triumph is born out of tragedy. For Linda Grachanin, add in some fortunate timing from a corporate weight-loss program and support from beloved colleagues, and you have a successful recipe for a health transformation.

Parents wanted for hospital advisory council

Parents weighed in on various design aspects of our new office in Warren.

Volunteer opportunities abound at Akron Children’s Hospital, including ones where your voice can be heard directly by hospital administration, and your input can lead to improvements in care and new hospital policies and procedures.