The Holiday Tree Festival is bringing holiday cheer to downtown Akron for the 36th year starting November 18. Since it began in 1982, the Holiday Tree Festival, which is presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital, has raised more than $5.3 million to support Akron Children’s Hospital. This year is the festival’s biggest yet […]
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.
From day 1, Abigail “Abby” MacCurtain had 2 distinct features – a bright smile and noisy breathing. While her trademark smile brought joy, her noisy breathing took her on a medical journey that, ultimately, brought her from Boston to the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. At the time, new parents Greg […]
Karen Ballard, director of chaplaincy services, understands the importance of raising awareness about the diverse population we serve at the hospital. “By providing educational opportunities about cultures and religions that we encounter at Akron Children’s, our staff can better assist the patients we serve, “she said. “They have the chance to become educated and gain […]
The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, representing more than 2,900 members in the state, recently bestowed its highest honor, the 2017 Elizabeth Spencer Ruppert, MD, FAAP, Outstanding Pediatrician of the Year Award, to Dr. Norman Christopher, chair of the department of pediatrics. This award recognizes a pediatrician for distinguished achievements and outstanding […]
The 6th annual Dancing for the Kids event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital and presented by Northwestern Mutual, raised a record-breaking $155,613 to benefit cancer research at the hospital’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders. Dance Unlimited, a therapeutic dance program at Akron Children’s for patients of all […]
Congratulations to Rochelle Nyer, speech-language pathologist in the interdisciplinary autism diagnostic clinic in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center (NDSC), for being named an honoree at the Milestones Autism Resources annual benefit for her steadfast commitment and dedication to serving the autism community. The northeast Ohio-based Milestones Autism Resources offers education and coaching for families and professionals through conferences, workshops, […]