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A day in the life of a pediatric hospitalist

Pediatric hospitalist Mike McCabe cares for 7-year-old Cammi of Canton at Aultman for a middle ear infection.

Dr. Mike McCabe never had that “aha” moment in his youth some people experience when describing what led them to their life’s work. If you ask him, he’ll tell you his path to becoming a doctor was a journey.

What to expect during your child’s sedation procedure

Katie Hixon talks with family before the sedation procedure.

Coming to the hospital for a test or procedure can be a scary thought for children of all ages. Some hospital tests may be uncomfortable or last for over an hour, making them especially difficult for young children to tolerate.

Am I part of the In Crowd? Observation versus inpatient admission

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Has this scenario ever happened to you? You rush your child to the Emergency department. And while she starts looking a little better, you’re frightened at the prospect of being sent home in case things take a turn for the worse. Then the doctor comes in to calm your fears – or does he?

Involving parents and patients in hospital rounds 4 tips to get the most out of family-centered rounds

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Akron Children’s, like many other children’s hospitals, considers parents to be vital members of the hospital care team and uses a process called family-centered rounds to improve communication, patient care and teaching.

Doctors help parents understand what happens in a children’s hospital with new blog

Care team at the PICU bedside

Akron Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce a new blog called On The Floor, which is aimed at helping parents understand what happens in a children’s hospital during those times your child needs it.