Prematurity, a baby born more than 3 weeks early, is the No. 1 cause of infant death according to the latest numbers from the Ohio Department of Health. In Summit County alone, 65 percent of infant deaths from 2012-2016 were due to prematurity. While preterm birth can’t always be prevented, moms-to-be can help lower their […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Families of NICU alumni are encouraged to send photos for inclusion in the 2014 Cap and Bootie tree.
Aralyn is a true miracle in my and my husband’s eyes. She came to us Sept. 24 – 15 weeks early and after 2 miscarriages. She weighed 1 pound and 14 ounces and was 12.2 inches long. We never thought we would ever face the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), but thanks to Akron Children’s […]
When Katie Koblenzer Orendorf woke up on July 26, 2016 with sharp pains, she thought she had pulled her back golfing the day before. Luckily she went to Cleveland Clinic Akron General because, at 26 weeks pregnant with twins, she was going into labor. A hospital resident told her they were going to administer a […]
Nearly 200 NICU “graduates,” their families and hospital staff converged on Beeghly campus for the second NICU reunion. Guests were treated to children’s games, an ice cream truck, playground, selfie station and an opportunity to visit with hospital staff who they formed bonds with during their stay. Event planners called the event a huge success […]
“They’re an instant party.” That’s how Brian Baddorf described his quadruplets, 3 girls and a boy, as they entertained themselves frolicking around furnishings in the lobby of Kay Jewelers Pavilion. “It doesn’t matter what toys or objects they have, they just make believe. They just talk to each other for hours on end,” Brian said. […]