Palliative care nurse practitioner, Daniel Phillips, knows firsthand what it’s like to be a child with a chronic medical condition. Growing up with a neurological disorder called early-onset generalized torsion dystonia, he spent a lot of his childhood and adolescence in and out of hospitals. During his many hospitalizations he came to recognize and appreciate the […]
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.
As an Emergency Services pediatrician at Akron Children’s, Thomas Wolski Jr., DO (known as T.J. to his family and colleagues) knows on any given day he needs to be ready for the unexpected or urgent needs of infants, children and teens. And, thanks to his dad’s good advice of ‘having the right tool for the […]
John Morgan, flight chaplain, was recently honored by the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains (APFC) for his caring service and the unique ways he has advanced the work of the APFC. As one of only a handful of flight chaplains nationwide, John credits Akron Children’s with seeing the value of including a chaplain on both […]
Pheinix Eitle has found a friend in our Director & Chief of Public Safety Jerome Klue. Clinical staff connected the dots that they both have the same rare condition that affects the nerves and immune system: Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS first attacked the Seneca East High School freshman’s feet, hands and chest with numbness and […]
Karen Ballard, director of chaplaincy services, understands the importance of raising awareness about the diverse population we serve at the hospital. “By providing educational opportunities about cultures and religions that we encounter at Akron Children’s, our staff can better assist the patients we serve, “she said. “They have the chance to become educated and gain […]
In honor of our inpatient rehab unit being open for 5 years, this week we celebrated with fun events for patients, families and staff. Our theme for the week was “Paint the Town Rehab” and went from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. On Friday before our celebration began, we recruited patients to decorate the window […]