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On any given day, you’ll see more than doctors and nurses making rounds to patient rooms. You’ll see dogs, cookie carts, even a miniature pony. Not to mention, the most colorful, kid-friendly helicopter around. This is the lighter side of care at Akron Children’s.

Honoring our volunteers

Dick and Bob Green

The story of Akron Children’s Hospital, dating back to 1890, includes an element about the power of volunteerism. A group of volunteers came together to talk about one thing – service above self.

Building bridges: Language Access grows to meet demand for services

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Language Access interpreters have one goal: making healthcare at Akron Children’s Hospital accessible to all families, regardless of their cultural background or the language they speak.

Meet palliative care volunteer Meg Lamb

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Because of her healthcare background and community volunteerism, Meg Lamb was an obvious choice for the community leadership team for Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center.

It’s all in the family when it comes to Goldendoodles

Diane Bratt and her dog Sophie hang out with the Thomas twins, of Youngstown.

Diane Bratt knows her beautiful goldendoodle Sophie is a diamond in the “ruff.” She’s one of those amazing dogs with just the right temperament to be a member of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Doggie Brigade.

Hospital Employee Foundation has successful year

2013 Kids Are #1 Run

In 2013, more than $296,000 was distributed from the Akron Children’s Hospital Employee Foundation.

Spats’ visits are golden to childhood cancer patients

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Spat might be named after a gangster from the movie, “Some Like It Hot,” but there’s nothing sinister about this golden retriever and card-carrying member of the Akron Children’s Hospital Doggie Brigade.