The 27 pediatric primary care offices of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP), along with the Locust Pediatric Care Group, have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The PCMH model of care focuses on patient-centered standards. The goals are to improve access to care, enhance communication between […]
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.
John Hirschbeck spent a 30-plus-year career developing a tough, unflappable exterior as one needs to have as a successful Major League Baseball umpire. Now retired, he was far from emotionless as he and his wife Denise handed out gifts to patient families from Akron Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Care program in the Mahoning Valley. The Hirschbecks […]
When Akron Children’s Hospital opened the doors to its Beeghly campus in 2008, its goal was to fill the need left behind from the closing of Tod Children’s Hospital in 2007. But it quickly transformed into a catalyst for extraordinary growth in the Mahoning Valley. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, hospital and community leaders, staff, patients […]
It’s a lively, music-filled, child-friendly, party-like atmosphere to kick off the holiday season for many families, but at this Breakfast with Santa event it’s hard to determine who’s having more fun – the kids or the adults! “We come every year. We just love it!” said Nikkie Krut of Ellsworth. She brought seven kids with […]
Keeping patients safe is a #1 priority at Akron Children’s and we accomplish this in a number of ways – from limiting our patients’ exposure to infectious illnesses to preventing falls and medication errors. With respiratory virus season upon us, the risk of spreading influenza and RSV to patients with other medical problems is a legitimate […]
The holidays are usually a time spent celebrating with friends and family, but for Carl and Leslie Boylen the holidays took on an entirely new meaning when their son Logan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At the time of his diagnosis in 2016 Logan was 10 days away from his 14th birthday and about […]