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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.

Have you had ‘The Conversation?’ Ellen Goodman speaks about the importance of end-of-life conversations

Ellen Goodman

During her keynote speech at the annual Palette of Faith conference, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ellen Goodman spoke about the conversation family members should have with loved ones about end-of-life care preferences well before they are in a medical crisis and unable to speak for themselves.

Honoring our volunteers

Dick and Bob Green

The story of Akron Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1890, includes an element about the power of volunteerism. A group of volunteers came together to talk about one thing – service above self.

The big move of our smallest patients (Photo gallery & video)

NICU move from Youngstown to Boardman

Moving 12 medically fragile babies from a NICU in Youngstown to a new one is Boardman takes a great deal of planning and hard work. I’ve been in the meetings and have heard the conversations, but when the day arrived, everyone did their part to make it a smooth transition for baby and our patient families.

Cancer survivors experience A Prom to Remember

Cancer survivors enjoy A Prom to Remember

The rain didn’t seem to dampen the excitement as 75 young women and men made their way to limos parked outside Akron Children’s Considine Professional Building last Friday. They were headed to downtown Cleveland and A Prom to Remember, an annual event for pediatric cancer patients from Akron Children’s Hospital, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic and their guests.

A Disney-inspired thank you to hospital supporters (Photo Gallery)

Cory

To say thank you to the event coordinators, volunteers, Change Bandits and CMN partners who donated $878,741 last year, Akron Children’s Hospital hosted the “Night at the Movies” recognition event on March 20 at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Research improves outcomes for cystic fibrosis patients

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For the fifth straight year, Akron Children’s cystic fibrosis center was awarded a research grant from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. The nearly $80,000 grant will allow Dr. Greg Omlor and his research team to continue clinical trials this year for new and existing therapies.