During a recent visit in our new Infusion and Sedation Center, 13-year-old Colton settled in front of a large video wall to play a car racing game. For kids like Colton, video games are a welcome distraction while they’re receiving infusions, which usually take several hours to complete. The new play zone, which features the […]
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Brentley Wade is a normal, active 2 and a half year old. In mid October, he started showing signs of sickness. He was drinking a lot and sleeping all the time. He didn’t want to eat or play with his normal go to trucks. He didn’t even want to get up out of bed. He […]
For Nathalie and Stephane Rué, the journey to have a baby took them thousands of miles away from their home in France to the United States. As they welcomed their infant son Antoine to the family, they also found a new family in our neonatal team at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. The Rués had contracted […]
It was the spring of 2018. As Rayannah “Ray” Torrence tore up the track for the Buchtel High School 400-meter relay team, she collapsed just steps away from the finish line. Ray’s mom and biggest fan, Carmon Lee, stood in shock in the bleachers. “I wanted to jump over the fence and run to her,” […]
Akron Children’s is leading other pediatric hospitals in a new approach to surgical care that integrates best practices and standardizes patient care from the time surgery is scheduled through discharge and follow-up after surgery. Known as the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), this model of care ensures each child is in the best health possible and […]
Six months ago, Jonny Milburn was running around with his classmates at Winona United Methodist Preschool without a care in the world. When his preschool teacher Mrs. Jenn noticed his left eye seemed to be turning in every once in a while, the Milburns immediately made an appointment to get it checked out but figured […]