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.

New ASCEND program hopes to enhance nurse diversity

Ursuline College student Theausia Holliday is using her ASCEND internship to gain experience that will help her apply for our nurse tech program later this year, and serve as a springboard for her nursing career.

Akron Children’s is aiming to enhance nurse diversity in its workplace through the launch of a new program this summer. The program, called ASCEND (Assuring Success with a Commitment to Enhance Nurse Diversity), is a 10-week summer internship program for nursing students who are entering their senior year and are in good standing with one […]

A day in the life of a sedation nurse

Cheryl and Michelle help Waymond onto the MRI table

It’s just another day for veteran nurse Cheryl Stanley as she prepares a very anxious 5 year old for sedation. Stanley, clinical coordinator for sedation services at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus, greets Waymond with a warm smile and reassuring words. After chatting with his mom, Stanley finds some common ground – Waymond attends the same school […]

Kids love to laugh, even when they’re sick

Dr. Michael Bigham and Mason Clemmer

In the 1998 movie Patch Adams, Robin Williams portrayed the story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams and his book, Gesundheit: Good Health is a Laughing Matter. The gist of the story – and Dr. Adams’ approach to medicine in real life – is that his patients’ health improves when laughter and compassion are included as […]

Staff Picks: Free (or almost free) summer fun

With a playground and vintage amusement rides, Tuscora Park is a favorite destination for the Neidermeyer family.

The kids have been on summer break for about 2 weeks, and I’m guessing most parents have already heard those dreaded 2 words, “I’m bored.” Don’t fret. Boredom is actually quite good for kids and may, according to parent experts, be the best way to inspire creativity and promote self-reliance. But with the unstructured weeks ahead, […]

A day in the life of a healthy weight clinic pediatrician

Dr. Michelle Levitt with patient

As the pediatrician who oversees the medical component of the clinic, Dr. Levitt takes medical histories, performs physical exams, orders labs and offers up a healthy dose of encouraging words for her patients and their families.

Former preemie offers unique perspective to parents as NICU nurse

Ashley Morales

Ashley Morales is a nurse in the Beeghly campus neonatal intensive-care unit, but rewind nearly 29 years ago and she was a NICU patient herself after being delivered at just 28 weeks at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital among a set of triplets.