Santa always makes time for these special children

Craniofacial Holidy Party

The smiles say it all. The annual holiday party for Akron Children’s Craniofacial Clinic Parent Network brought lots of good cheer for nearly 200 patients and their parents and siblings last Friday evening. The kids enjoyed a magician, crafts, a pizza dinner and the ever-popular giant parachute that inspires seemingly endless bursts of competitive energy. […]

Flu virus will require vigilance this winter


The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.

The world is full of wonder: a message reinforced on the Polar Express

2014 Polar Express

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad made 2 train cars available for patient families of Akron Children’s so they could enjoy the wonder of the “Polar Express.”

Santa has special connection with kids who’ve survived burns

ACBC Holiday Party

The scars hidden underneath his white beard make Jim Hipp the perfect Santa Claus at an annual holiday party for children who have survived burns.

That’s because Hipp is a burn survivor himself.

A lot of love goes into our Thanksgiving Day meal too

Food Service Thanksgiving meal

Think you have it rough making a Thanksgiving dinner for 15 family members? The Food Services team at Akron Children’s prepares more than 100 meals for patient families spending their Thanksgiving in the hospital, as well as the doctors, nurses and support staff caring for them.

Our mental health team is making an impact in the community

Partial Hospitalization Program open house

Akron Children’s Psychiatric Intake Response Center and Partial Hospitalization Program received accolades at the 5th annual Morgan Impact Awards, honoring individuals and organizations making an impact in areas of mental health, education and the arts.