On July 19 in the third year of her residency, Dr. Rachel Nebelsick, pregnant for the first time, was on rotation at Akron Children’s Hospital when she went into premature labor at 23 weeks. The budding pediatrician was immediately admitted to Cleveland Clinic’s Akron General across the street. It was the start of an ordeal […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Growing up as a passionate gymnast, Dr. Julia Schaffer knew sticking the landing and keeping her balance were critical to success in the sport. Today, as a neonatologist, these same principles guide her efforts in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus where she’s firmly rooted in caring for the tiniest […]
My wife Amy and I were talking earlier this week and reminiscing about this time 3 years ago. It always brings a somber reminder about one of the toughest things I’ve personally had to go through. On Nov. 14, 2013, one of our triplets Charlie started showing signs of an infection in his stomach while he […]
When KeShawn Sanders Jackson was born prematurely at 23 weeks gestation, he weighed just 1 lb. 5 oz. He spent the first few months of his life at Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital before being transferred to the NICU at Children’s Akron campus. Through every step of the way, […]
25 years ago on Sept. 18, 1991, I came home from Akron Children’s Hospital. I had defied all odds, but the battle was far from over. I was born on July 18, 1991, via emergency c-section and was whisked away to Akron Children’s as soon as I was stable. In the days leading up […]
Tuesday was a big day in the young life of Claire Wardle. After 294 days in Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Claire was going home to be with her twin brother, James, and her jubilant parents, Barry and Rachel. “I can’t believe it’s finally here,” said Barry. “I could go on and on […]