There’s nothing like watching children run, laugh and play. Imagine how great that feeling is when you can play a role in helping nearly 2,000 children join in a special event like the Akron Marathon’s annual Kids Fun Run. Nearly every year that the Akron Marathon has offered a Kids Fun Run, Laurel Celik, a […]
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.
Mallory Capretta hasn’t let a little thing like pregnancy slow her down. Expecting her second child in May, the Youngstown native isn’t having any trouble keeping up with her patient load on this busy morning in the emergency department at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus. She greets patient, 11-year-old Hayden, and learns he has a history […]
What inspires someone to take up running? For ER nurse MJ Miller, it was the sight of those medals her co-workers earned running on Akron Marathon relay teams that provided the spark. “I was tempted by other co-workers who never ran before and then participated in the relays,” she said. “I learned that both […]
Two key factors led pediatrician Frank Artinian to become co-director of Akron Children’s osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) clinic. First, it was the positive reputation of Akron Children’s skeletal dysplasia center, and second, his personal interest in bone disease. Also known as brittle bone disease, OI is a genetic condition that causes extremely fragile bones. Most people […]
Putting on and taking off your socks and shoes. That’s something most of us do every day without much effort or thought. But some children need help with such “skills of everyday living” and that’s where an occupational therapist becomes a valuable member of the care team. “Occupational therapists help children improve skills that […]
For Akron Children’s newest neonatologist, the unconditional love of a dog, especially her Mastiff puppy, is something Dr. Jamie Kistler can’t live without. But it’s the rare and wonderful experience that comes from helping some of our tiniest patients thrive that brings her absolute joy. Dr. Kistler can be found caring for sick and premature […]