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.

Youngstown patient represents Akron Children’s on Capitol Hill at Advocacy Day


Despite all his medical complications and the exhausting days of surgeries and treatments he’s endured, three year-old Chase Flaherty’s eyes open wide and he flashes a smile when his favorite song, Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” is within earshot.

Matthew Dellavedova inspires cancer patient after escorting her to prom


No one roots harder for Cavaliers’ point guard Matthew Dellavedova than Jackson High School senior Jackie Custer. Dellavedova was her prom escort in March at the Prom to Remember, after all.

Photo gallery: 2015 Kids Are Number One Run

Doggie cam

More than 1,000 runners, walkers and dogs participated in the day’s festivities, and many more friends and family members joined them for the fun and fitness-oriented activities in Perkins Square Park. The event raised $10,000 for Akron Children’s social work department and a picnic for patients and families affected by cerebral palsy. If you were […]

New special care nursery in Warren enables family to stay close to home


Being close to home has many advantages. Especially when you’re a new, first-time mother with a newborn in compromised health. Kara Stan and Matthew DiBattiste’s little boy, Jude DiBattiste, was the first patient in the newly opened Akron Children’s Hospital special care nursery inside St. Joseph Warren Hospital. And the facility’s proximity to Stan’s home […]

Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids event promotes ABCs of safe sleep and dangers of distracted driving

Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition Fitness & Safety Fair event

Trooper Michael Landers of the Ohio Highway Patrol wasn’t writing tickets on this day, but he left a lasting impression to the children and teens who took the wheel of a distracted driving simulator at a Mahoning Valley Healthy Kids Coalition Fitness & Safety Fair event at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

Celebrating a night of ‘Champions’ in the Mahoning Valley

Champions for Our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner

There are many ways patients and families say “thank you” to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley for making a difference in their lives.

On Tuesday, May 12, we got the chance to thank those who make a difference to us during the fifth annual Champions for Our Valley’s Children Celebration Dinner.