Holiday Tree Festival offers beauty beyond the tree branches

The beauty of the Akron Children’s Hospital Holiday Tree Festival is often in the stories that inspire people to donate and decorate trees. For one local family, the care they received at Children’s touched them personally, inspired a career and motivated them to give back to the hospital that helped their premature baby boys thrive.

Hospital launches first cohort of nursing residency program

Akron Children’s is excited to announce a brand new program for newly hired nurses called the University Health System Consortium and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (UHC/AACN) Nurse Residency Program (NRP). The program’s aim is to enhance the knowledge and skills learned in the hospital’s traditional nursing orientation program while focusing on helping newly graduated nurses with the transition from student nurse to a professional role.

Holiday Tree Festival is a gift that keeps on giving

They say good things come in small packages, but the 34th annual Holiday Tree Festival presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital proves otherwise. This much anticipated holiday tradition comes unwrapped, lit up and on display Nov. 21-29 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, bringing joy to manyand thousands in donations to the hospital.

Snuff out secondhand smoke

Thinking of lighting up? Before you strike that match, you might want to know that cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including hundreds that are toxic. About 70 of these chemicals have been linked to cancer. “For children and others around you who breathe in the secondhand smoke, the effects may be even more […]

Kids and Diabetes: Join the Eat Well, America! Campaign to help stop diabetes

As an individual, what can you do to help stop diabetes? You can do a lot simply by instilling good eating habits in your own home. Get an abundance of nutritional help by joining the Eat Well, America!sm campaign championed by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Hospital bereavement coordinator shares insights on loss, grief

Every day in the United States, 13 babies are lost to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other causes of death. Including miscarriage and pediatric loss, 70 parents in the U.S. experience this tragedy daily. In a recent interview for “Health Matters with the Medicine Center Pharmacy” on WHBC AM, Nancy Carst, a licensed social […]