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.

Patients and families give thanks (VIDEO)

At Akron Children’s Hospital, we have much to be thankful for as we celebrate our 125th anniversary, but we also wanted to know what our families were thinking as we approach Thanksgiving Day. What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Fall foliage especially designed to make patients, staff smile

The fabulous fall foliage painted on the windows that line our Locust bridge is thanks to 6 students at Chapel Hill Christian School’s North Campus, their dedicated art teacher and a couple of Akron Children’s patients who happened to wander by. To art teacher Mary Elizabeth Norman, involving kids in a project to help kids […]

Mosaic project celebrates Children’s one image at a time

As part of Akron Children’s Hospital’s 125th celebration, a group of donors, patients and staff were invited to Kay Jewelers Pavilion on the hospital’s birthday, Oct. 20, to ‘unwrap’ the much anticipated mosaic project.

“Charlie’s Angels” marathon relay team honors Dr. Charles Newton

On Sept. 26, 5 staff members from Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley set out to complete the challenge of running the Akron Marathon Relay. Their team, “Charlie’s Angels,” ran in honor of former ER physician and friend, Dr. Charles Newton.

Handmade hats are latest fashion trend at Akron Children’s

The latest fall fashion trend has landed atop the sweet faces of Akron Children’s Hospital patients. Thanks to the efforts of one local woman and her desire to give back, 200 handmade hats were donated to the hospital just in time for cooler temperatures. “When I retired, my husband and I started camping but, after […]

Canfield teen connects with patients through music

Canfield High School junior Max Lee wants to both entertain and inspire Akron Children’s patients who he encounters as part of a new volunteer initiative he helped establish. Max, a participant in the hospital’s Teen Outreach program, plays keyboard in the outpatient registration waiting room on the Beeghly campus for an hour each week.