On Feb. 6, 2010, I turned 14 years old. On this day, as I opened my cards full of cash I knew exactly what I wanted for my birthday. I took all of the money I received and donated it to the “Have a Part, Do Your Part” Radiothon. This meant that all of the […]
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.
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 […]
To 19-year-old Maggie Doran, the annual Akron Children’s Hospital Charity Ball was a special night where she got to dress up in a formal gown, put on white gloves and pearls, and waltz with her dad, David. To Maggie’s mom, Elizabeth, the Charity Ball was much more than that. It represented another step toward acceptance […]
Sarah Friebert, MD, director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, has been named 1 of the 30 most influential leaders in her field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). In honor of its upcoming 30th anniversary in 2018, AAHPM chose to recognize 30 physicians, nurses and researchers who are […]
When Jim DeMarco established the Loretta DeMarco Adolescent Fund in memory of his daughter, he started what has become decades of giving to Akron Children’s Hospital and supporting programs that are near to his heart – educational programs for adolescents and healthcare providers. After Loretta passed away due to lupus when she was not yet […]
Ensley and Chanel Thomas have called their daugther Kensley their “diamond” since they first saw her in a NICU incubator after being born prematurely at 23 weeks. “She was in a glass case and we started calling her our diamond in the rough,” Ensley said, recalling a beautiful little girl hooked up to wires, machines […]