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.

Akron Children’s places 1,352 pinwheels at Beeghly campus to honor child abuse victims

Pinwheels for Prevention

To honor Child Abuse Prevention Month, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley placed 1,352 pinwheels on the front lawn of its Beeghly campus, each representing a child who received abuse and neglect services in 2014 in Mahoning County.

Boardman Subaru shares the love with Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley through national campaign


Thanks to the generosity of Subaru buyers in the Mahoning Valley, Akron Children’s Hospital received a donation of more than $30,000. The donation was part of the 7th annual Subaru Share the Love campaign, in which Subaru of America donates $250 for every vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 21 to Jan. 2 to charitable organizations.

Lady Grizzlies rally around Miles, Akron Children’s

Wadsworth High School girls' basketball team

A love of sports, Akron Children’s Hospital and, of course, their 22-month-old son, Miles, led Megan and Mark Postak to organize a 2-day high school girls’ basketball classic at Wadsworth High School that raised $6,430 for Akron Children’s myelo clinic.

It’s all about girl power at Turner Syndrome Conference

Turner syndrome conference

Girls from age 6 to young adulthood came from near and far to Akron Children’s Turner Syndrome Conference to learn more about their health and become empowered patients.

NICU reunion set for June 20 at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus

Michael, Morgan and Mathew Robertson were born 11 weeks premature at the Akron Children’s NICU at St. Elizabeth in 2011.

Some 300 NICU graduates, their families and NICU and special care nursery doctors and staff are expected to attend Akron Children’s first NICU reunion in the Mahoning Valley on June 20 at our Beeghly campus. Reservations are requested by June 1 for this free event.

Tiny Hearts, Big Responsibilities: Akron Children’s cardiologists honored at Heart Ball events


An Akron Children’s Hospital pediatric cardiologist Dr. Peter Vande Kappelle, Jr. and one of his mentors, Dr. Chandrakant Patel, were honored as “Heart Champions” at two separate American Heart Association Heart Ball events in February in Youngstown and Akron, respectively.