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.

Flu virus will require vigilance this winter


The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.

The world is full of wonder: a message reinforced on the Polar Express

2014 Polar Express

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad made 2 train cars available for patient families of Akron Children’s so they could enjoy the wonder of the “Polar Express.”

Breakfast with Santa raises holiday cheer and support for Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley

Breakfast with Santa

Crafts, tasty breakfast fare, a mascot parade, donut decorating, gifts and a visit from the big guy himself. Kids of all ages shared in the joy and excitement of Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley’s second annual Breakfast with Santa event.

Santa has special connection with kids who’ve survived burns

ACBC Holiday Party

The scars hidden underneath his white beard make Jim Hipp the perfect Santa Claus at an annual holiday party for children who have survived burns.

That’s because Hipp is a burn survivor himself.

Akron Children’s Beeghly campus makes 6th anniversary merry

Beeghly campus anniversary celebration and holiday tree lighting

From carols and cookies to sharing their lists with Santa, guests at “A Children’s Holiday” tree lighting and 6th anniversary celebration helped Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley make its year end magical. Held on Dec. 4 in the atrium of Building C on the Beeghly campus, the free event brought the community together for an evening […]

Suture program marks 40 years of fixing boo-boos


For the past 40 years Akron Children’s has been the leader in specialized wound repair for pediatric patients in northeast Ohio – treating 8,000 kids annually. Our suture program is among the oldest programs in the country and one of only a handful in the nation.