New clinic aims to help every child succeed in school


Identifying the cause of a learning problem and coming up with an action plan can make all the difference in a child’s achievement. Akron Children’s School Success Clinic offers families the expertise of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, speech pathologists and psychologists.

It’s hard not to fall in love with these free-falling teddy bears

Bears & humans make a fun free-fall team.

From hand-crocheted blankets to the toys paid for by a child’s birthday money, many of the donations that come to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital have interesting and heart-felt back stories. But several hundred teddy bears the hospital recently received get top honors for the donations arriving by the most circuitous route.

Oak Center for Global and Adoptive Health celebrates 10 years


As Dr. Ellen Kempf wraps up a 35-year career in medicine, she reflects on her grand achievement – the creation of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Oak Center for Global and Adoptive Health. For the past 10 years, Dr. Kempf has been a lifeline for parents on their adoption journey. Here, she discusses how it all began. […]

Future pediatric nurse has skill with a football & a taste for Dr. Pepper


The new college football season has a lot of people excited, but perhaps no one more than Walsh University nursing student Molly Brown.

Brown, who volunteers at Akron Children’s Diabetes Camp, won $100,000 in Dr. Pepper’s Tuition Give-Away Contest during last year’s Big Ten Football Championship game.

Akron Children’s sees rise in respiratory infections


A spike in acute respiratory illness in children seems to be coinciding with the back-to-school season, and a small number of cases have been more severe.

Going ‘over the edge’ for a great cause

No turning back now for Dr. Robert McGregor.

Two members of Akron Children’s leadership team channeled Spiderman today as they rappelled down 22 stories of the PNC Center in downtown Akron – all for a good cause.

Shawn Lyden, executive vice president, and Dr. Rob McGregor, chief medical officer, went “Over the Edge” for the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities, an organization Akron Children’s has worked closely with in providing care for many patients over the years.