With MyChart messaging, gone are the days of phone tag or waiting for the doctor’s office to open to communicate with your child’s physician. Instead, parents can securely send a message to the provider day or night, when it’s convenient for them. From concerns about a medication their child is taking to follow-up questions after […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Seventy-three year-old Paula Barrett says she’s done every type of exercise in her life, but she’s never been a runner. Until now. Paula’s on an accelerated track to build up from no running experience to running her first road race, the Color Run 5k in Youngstown on June 11. She’s part of a team, “Four’s […]
“Happiness is being an Akron Children’s Hospital volunteer, Charlie Brown.” In a Peanuts-themed volunteer recognition luncheon last week, more than 30 Akron Children’s Hospital volunteers from the Mahoning Valley were honored for reaching milestone service levels, including one who’s worked more than 7,000 hours. Canfield resident Amanda Crago helps check-in patients registering for X-rays and […]
On May 10, more than 200 special guests helped Akron Children’s celebrate the work of our donors, volunteers, staff and community partners who help us make a difference in the lives of children and families in the Mahoning Valley. The 6th annual Champions for Our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner, held at The Lake Club in […]
When their son Joey still hadn’t started talking by the time he turned 2, Kyle and Missy Cheney knew something wasn’t right. After a series of tests, Joey was diagnosed with autism, specifically Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). “That was really, really difficult for my wife and me, to understand what PDD-NOS is […]
Local Wooster families know Dr. Shellie Russell as a committed and loving pediatrician. But, what many don’t know is her legacy as one of the founders of the Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center. Having recently received the Wayne County Women’s Network Athena Award, it’s unlikely that will be the case any longer. The annual award […]