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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.

A day in the life of facility repair engineers

Matt Hirsch reports a problem with a yellow elevator

Tim Crowe began his career at Akron Children’s Hospital in 1990 as a phlebotomist in the lab. Today he is the man in charge of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system for the engineering and facility repair department.

A Day in the Life of Hospital Operators

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In the 3 years that Reva Golden has worked as a telephone operator at Akron Children’s Hospital, she’s never had to perform a code yellow (external disaster) overhead page that wasn’t a drill – until today.

Petie the Pony makes a day in the hospital much brighter for our patients and staff

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It is not without some heroic effort on the behalf of the staff at Victory Gallop that Petie the Pony makes his weekly hospital visits. But every ounce of energy expended to prepare the half miniature horse, half pony is paid off in smiles, giggles and parental gratitude.

Lean Six Sigma process gives neurology a new look

Young patients will be charmed by the fun wall art.

Akron Children’s neurology patients will notice a brighter “neighborhood” feel on their next visit with colorful tulips, trees and birds on the walls and, more importantly, a more efficient, streamlined flow for getting in and out of appointments. The redesign of the neurology department is just the start of massive remodeling of the hospital’s neurodevelopmental science center.

Doctor addresses federal inmates about babies born addicted to drugs

Withdrawal is extremely painful and NAS babies are hard to console. (Photo courtesy of projectbeanSprout.org.)

A drug-addicted baby is born every hour, according to research. To help educate inmates about how drug use during pregnancy affects newborns, Dr. Elena Rossi presented at a federal prison in Lisbon, Ohio.

Akron Children’s employee comes to rescue of his neighbors’ newborn

Jason Duncan holds the baby he saved.

When Bobbijo and Dustin Hostlers’ newborn son, Logan, began to aspirate and turn blue after taking a bottle May 9, they knew they needed help to resuscitate him. They tried to dial 911 but they discovered with horror that the phone wasn’t working. They needed to come up with a plan B.