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A Prom to Remember Selfies

A Prom to Remember 2015

Our selfie camera caught some great smiles as the teens showed off their black-tie fashions for the long-awaited A Prom to Remember.

Purple Power creates conversation about epilepsy

Akron Children's neurology team displays Purple Power for epilepsy awareness

Purple shirts. Purple ties. Purple scrubs, sweaters and dresses. Akron Children’s neurology and neurodevelopmental science team celebrated Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to build awareness for epilepsy.

Our Favorite Photos in February

Hazel – the super service dog – and Kheira are quickly becoming good friends. http://bit.ly/1wZdBEQ

Social media is so fast-paced we’d hate for you to miss some of our best photos. Here are a few from February and links to their stories.

Oscar worthy, for both their style and pediatric care

Just call him "Dr. Bow Tie," as a few of his patient do. Dr. Cohen, director of Neurology, began wearing bow ties while living in New York City in his late 20s. ""I like them because they are a bit different and not status quo. They are also fun to tie."

Sunday is Oscar night and, in Hollywood, they will be rolling out the red carpet for stars dropping names like Valentino, Chanel, Dior and McQueen. At Akron Children’s Hospital, we combine style with mission. Our clothing choices typically communicate 2 things – “We love our jobs” and “We love kids.” Take a look at a few of Akron Children’s own style makers.

Paramedic fosters donation of “angel gowns” for grieving families

Angel gowns

MIchelle Myers contacted Michelle Matthews of “Angel Gowns by Michelle” back in November 2014, and within weeks the hospital received 25 gowns, caps and little wraps for micro-preemies. Matthews has been making these gowns, most of them not much longer than a pencil to fit these tiniest of babies, after seeing first-hand while working in a NICU the grief parents go through after losing a newborn.

Expressions of caring: Surgeons leave their mark on surgical dressings

Tom-and-Jerry

Dr. Robert Parry has been delighting his patients and staff with artistic surgical dressings for the past 20 years. Other doctors and staff have followed his lead adding their artistic talents.