Hand made: Beeghly campus employees add personal touch to playroom renovation

Handprints were part of the design for Beeghly campus playroom

Employees in the pediatrics unit at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus wanted to add a special, personal touch to the inpatient playroom that was part of a broader hospital renovation project.

Free nutrition and fitness program for preschoolers and their parents

Mom feeding children

The Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition, led by Akron Children’s, is conducting a free “Eat Healthy, Be Active Parent/Child Program” in 4 locations starting this week. The program includes 6 weekly, 1-hour classes where parents and their preschool children gather for fun games, lessons and prizes designed to teach the importance of physical activity and nutrition.

Warren parent lauds convenience of new, nearby lab and specialty services

Akron Children's Warren Specialty Office

When Victoria Alarcon moved to Warren, Ohio, from the San Diego area in October 2013 her first priority was to find convenient, experienced healthcare providers for her daughter. “We were very blessed to find Dr. Amy Young at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics-Warren.

Our 50 favorite photos from 2014


Check out our 50 favorite photos from 2014.

A day in the life of an adoptive health pediatrician

adoptive health patient Noah

Dr. Sharon McKee knew she had big shoes to fill when she accepted the job as pediatrician in Akron Children’s Oak Adoptive Health Center in 2014. Founded in 2004, the center recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and also said goodbye to its long-time medical director, Dr. Ellen Kempf, who retired in late 2014. “Oak Adoptive […]

Top 10 Facebook posts of 2014

Fiona had her portrait made during Radiothon.

In 2014, we shared countless stories from Akron Children’s Hospital on Facebook, from fundraisers to visits to Haiti. We are thrilled to take you back through some of these special stories with this list of the 10 most popular and engaging Facebook posts of 2014.