Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Today we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Safe Kids Summit County. Akron Children’s Hospital helps […]
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.
You have to be tough to play center in football. You have to be really tough to play center while undergoing chemotherapy. Nathan Atterholt did just that 16 years ago. He played football and baseball for the Hillsdale High School Falcons in Ashland County. During his sophomore year in 2001, he developed swollen lymph nodes […]
Thanks to their generosity, Tom and Kelli McKenna are helping to ease the burdens on families with seriously ill children. Through the Hazel L. McKenna Memorial Fund, patient families with children receiving care from Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center will gain support for incidental items like parking, snacks, meals and more. The […]
For hospital president and CEO Bill Considine, every day at Akron Children’s feels like a birthday, a gift shared with staff, patients and families. And while he plans to celebrate his own milestone birthday with family and close friends, he took a few moments to share his thoughts on the occasion with his extended hospital […]
On the last Sunday in June, Akron Children’s Hospital CEO Bill Considine stood on a pitching mound in Tallmadge and threw out the first pitch of a Little League baseball game. It wasn’t just any game. Players with physical and developmental disabilities, who play in the Tallmadge Little League Challenger Division, faced off in a […]
The Compassionate Friends is a national non-profit organization specifically for parents who have lost children. The Akron chapter has been meeting monthly at Akron Children’s Hospital for 12 years and recently held its 11th Walk to Remember on May 27. Just over 130 families have belonged to the group over the last 12 years, with […]