For an avid reader and aspiring writer like Preston Coblenz, it only seemed natural to thank the doctor who fixed his ears, Akron Children’s Hospital plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ananth Murthy, with the gift of a homemade book detailing the experience. We invite you to sit in while Preston reads the book to his […]
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.
Joshua Holcomb jumped at the chance to trade his wheelchair for the wheel of Troy Coughlin, Sr.’s twin-turbo JEGS.com Corvette C7, if even for a few moments. Joshua and other patients enjoyed a visit from Coughlin, Sr. and fellow National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drivers Troy Coughlin, Jr., JR Todd, Shawn Langdon, and Paige Coughlin […]
Friendships and memories were sprinkled throughout our August “In the Moment” photos. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) had a reason to celebrate. They were ranked #35 by U.S. News and World […]
Our July “In the Moment” photos saluted old friends, and welcomed new ones. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Meet Kohen. The toddler from Warren got MRSA from an infected pimple and needed emergency surgery. Air Bear rushed him […]
From skateboarders to drag racers to men who walk on iron bars, June was a thrilling month for our top “In the Moment” photos. We invite you to take a glance at those you may have missed, or a second peek at those you’ve already enjoyed. 1. Meet Jake Boles! He is one of the iron […]
Veteran Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade™ handler Bernie Schwartz smiles as he pets the glossy coat of his black Labrador retriever, Maddie. “This is the best job I’ve ever had, and I’ve never made a dime,” he laughed. Schwartz joined Doggie Brigade in 1992, when former director of volunteer services Marilyn McGuckin lead the efforts to […]