How many other 5 year olds can boast they’ve helped save lives of thousands of children? Since joining our transport team in November 2008, Air Bear, Akron Children’s pediatric medical transport helicopter, has managed to make a huge impact in the region.
Air Bear®, Ohio’s first and only pediatric-dedicated transport helicopter, has been a great addition to Akron Children’s transport team. Since 2008, Air Bear has transported more than 1,000 patients to our downtown Akron campus.
Akron Children’s Air Bear is accustomed to transporting very precious cargo, and the morning of Christmas Eve was no different. It safely brought Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit with our patients during his annual “Flight before Christmas.” A few braved the below-freezing temperatures outside to see the medical helicopter land in the hospital’s Perkins […]
It was an exciting Thursday morning for 45 kids who got a behind-the-scenes look of the hospital that cares for their sick or injured classmates. The 8 to 12 year olds also spent the afternoon with mom or dad in the department they call “home” for many hours each week. The National Take Our Daughters […]
It takes a lot for parents to remain calm when their child is in a life or death situation, especially when it involves their child being transported in a helicopter. Mitchell Holley, a chaplain at Akron Children’s Hospital, is able to be a comforting presence for patients, families and even the crew during their time of need.