Those who have had a chance to work with Bill Considine, CEO, might say, “He wrote the book on leadership.” Now, that’s literally true. Mr. Considine recently published “Leadership,” which draws on his experiences over the past 38 years at the hospital’s helm sharing his personal insights on how to become a trusted and inspiring […]
From day 1, Abigail “Abby” MacCurtain had 2 distinct features – a bright smile and noisy breathing. While her trademark smile brought joy, her noisy breathing took her on a medical journey that, ultimately, brought her from Boston to the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. At the time, new parents Greg […]
A neonate breathes with the assistance of a mechanical ventilator – the lifeline of a fragile newborn. As his chest rises and falls, an onlooker may not realize that the child is actually customizing every breath he takes – how fast, how deep, how long – thanks to a cutting-edge ventilation technology called Neurally Adjusted […]
Happily living in New York City and working as a hospital administrator, life couldn’t have been better for 28-yar-old Claire “Missy” Geisler – that is until mitochondrial disease changed everything.
Missy, who is now 49, was diagnosed 10 years ago with mitochondrial myopathy, a common disease in patients with a primary mitochondrial disorder.
In a groundbreaking study, Dr. Kerwyn Jones, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Akron Children’s, found genes may explain the higher rates of ACL injuries for female athletes.
There are an alarming number of preterm births in the U.S., with more than a half million babies born prematurely (before 37 weeks gestation) each year. And for reasons unknown, African Americans experience the highest rate of prematurity at 17.1 percent.