Akron Children’s Hospital staff are known for their talent and caring nature, but when 4 of its own unknowingly signed up to volunteer at the same medical mission trip, even they were surprised. “My daughter is a nursing student so she and I decided to go on a medical mission trip together,” said Heidi Sammons, […]
From the way we build connections with our patients to the way we push the limits of medicine, working at Akron Children’s Hospital is a one-of-a-kind experience.
He may be new to the Akron Children’s family, but Tracy James is no stranger to working in healthcare supply chain management. A 30-year veteran in the Central Supply department at Summa Barberton Hospital, Tracy joined Akron Children’s in June 2015. “I decided I was ready for a change,” said Tracy. “I had heard lots […]
Thanks to advances in image-guided techniques, pediatric interventional radiology is improving patient safety, slashing medical costs, and shortening recuperation time for kids. “Instead of going for an open surgery, with interventional radiology, your child may undergo a much less invasive procedure and leave the hospital with a Band-Aid instead of a surgical scar,” said Dr. […]
Before Dr. Yolanda Moore-Forbes was caring for kids at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, she had the opportunity to showcase her skills as a physician on an episode of the former PBS hit Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. While she was a good neighbor on the show, Dr. Moore-Forbes feels more at home in our North Canton office […]
When Dr. Patricia Raimer was little, she loved playing Little House on the Prairie with her sisters. Although she grew up a long way from the life and adventures of the Ingalls family in 19th century American West, the characters fueled her imagination. As she got older, Dr. Raimer took real inspiration from her 9th […]
Irene Uhalley and Sharon Putt were best friends at Coventry High School, and were in each other’s weddings in the late 60s – both marrying men by the name of Jerry. Over the years, the two women lost touch as they got busy raising their families and the Putts moved around the country and abroad […]