A child with diabetes may have anxiety but it is not exactly the same anxiety as a child with cancer. A child who is overweight may have self esteem issues but they play out differently than a child with cerebral palsy. And while the parents of children with life-threatening conditions may have much in common, […]
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.
Congratulations to Heather Lanfranchi, oncology social worker, who received the Medical Professional of the Year award for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana for the northeast Ohio region. According to Make-A-Wish, this award is given to a person who has shown dedication to their mission as well as passion for improving the lives of wish kids […]
Members of our medical staff gathered to honor retirees, as well as those who will be retiring later this year. “The many contributions of our retiring medical staff members will continue to have a lasting impact on our organization,” said Dr. Laura Pollauf, Medical Staff President who formally recognized each honoree and presented them with […]
Growing up in Cleveland, Dr. John Pope says he didn’t know much about Akron. Now, after 19 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, he can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I decided early on that this is where I wanted to stay until I retire,” Dr. Pope said. “When I came here from Cleveland I said, this […]
New neonatologist Karin Plummer Potoka, MD, FAAP loves caring for the tiniest patients in the Mahoning Valley area. Although she treats infants for a variety of conditions and birth defects, she has a passion for finding new and better ways to diagnose and treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious complication associated with chronic lung disease […]
Congratulations to Teresa Fletcher, lead advanced practice provider (APP) in adolescent medicine, for being named the 2018 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) of the Year by the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Teresa was described by her nominator, Jill Smith, RN, another lead APP, as one of the most dedicated […]