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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 radiology techs

Brock Baumberger conducts head CT scan

Registered radiology technologists Brock Baumberger, Heather Parsons and Kadi Untch started their careers at Akron Children’s while students at the University of Akron and Akron Children’s Radiography School. Today the 3 are full-time employees in the radiology department, specializing in different imaging technologies.

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.

A day in the life of a clinical child psychologist

Geoffrey Putt, PhD

A self-described “jack of all trades,” Dr. Putt joined Akron Children’s in 2009 as director of outpatient therapy services in a role that is as unique as he is. “I feel like you need to feed your soul with things you’re passionate about,” he said. “I like to build and grow programs. I love to teach. I picked the areas of psychology that I’m passionate about and am lucky enough to have a position that caters to that.”

A day in the life of a registered dietitian

Danielle Dimengo

Danielle Dimengo grew up with an interest in diabetes because her brother is a Type I diabetic. Today, she spends most days seeing patients in Akron Children’s center for diabetes and endocrinology, where she assesses annual labs, medications and growth, and reviews proper carb counting and general nutrition in the context of her patients’ lives.

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.