Dr. Margaret Pfeffer took up ice skating as an adult after her son decided to play youth hockey. In fact, the whole family learned to skate. Who would have thought the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics physician’s interest in skating would lead to sharing a 5,000-seat arena’s ice with former Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton? “I’m […]
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.
Growing up in Cleveland, Dr. John Pope says he didn’t know much about Akron. Now, after 19 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, he can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I decided early on that this is where I wanted to stay until I retire,” Dr. Pope said. “When I came here from Cleveland I said, this […]
Innovative is the word that comes to mind when describing the vision for the future of Akron Public Schools (APS). It’s a vision that is focused on the future and how to keep students engaged and increase their readiness for life after high school – and Akron Children’s is a part of it. “Akron Public […]
A steady rain, soggy ground and near freezing temperatures weren’t going to prevent a determined group of cadets from Youngstown East High’s Junior ROTC program from completing a meaningful community service project. Nearly two dozen students spent their morning doing their part to help raise awareness of April’s National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month […]
A vibrant new mural is drawing attention to the services offered at the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center for patients and their families. The project also gave artist Julienne Hogarth and her students from Firestone Community Learning Center the chance to give back to Akron Children’s Hospital and the center that provides holistic healing […]
On March 20, close to 20 community members came to Akron Children’s Hospital for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the rewards and challenges of working in a pediatric hospital. Each participant spent the morning shadowing a doctor from a variety of service areas throughout the hospital, including surgery, emergency, hematology-oncology, sports medicine and the neonatal […]