A 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment identified “access to dental care” an area of critical need for children in Medina, Summit, Portage, Wayne and Stark counties. Thanks to a generous gift from Celeste and Stephen Myers, Akron Children’s took a big step this spring to meet this need with the opening of the Celeste Myers […]
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.
On June 16, more than 50 corporate executives gathered at National Interstate Insurance headquarters in Richfield for Akron Children’s Hospital’s 4th annual CEO Gathering event. Led by National Interstate President and CEO Tony Mercurio and Akron Children’s President and CEO Bill Considine, the event was an opportunity for local corporate leaders to come together for […]
On a recent Friday, Akron Children’s geneticist Catherine Ward-Melver, genetic counselor Susan Woods and developmental pediatrician Dan Smith traded their hospital exam room for a brightly colored classroom at Portage County’s Happy Day School. Dr. Melver has been holding a genetics clinic at the school twice a month for the past 10 years, with the support […]
At age 2, Peyton Domers took a fall very typical of toddlers, but the swelling of her right knee led her parents to worry that something else may be going on. An ER visit followed. The knee was not fractured, and over the next few weeks, a bacterial infection, lupus and other causes were ruled […]
Boardman Subaru recently presented Akron Children’s Hospital a check for $32,000 as a result of its annual Subaru Share the Love campaign. 2015 marked the second year that the dealership selected the hospital as its hometown charity partner for the annual event. The campaign at Boardman Subaru raised more than $27,000 for Akron Children’s and […]
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 […]