Recently, 40 retired nurses with more than 1,180 years of service at Akron Children’s gathered for a day filled with celebration of great friendships and meaningful years of employment at the hospital. These reunions are such a welcome retreat to bygone days filled with laughter, and also with tears. We remembered patients who impacted our […]
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.
The old proverb, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, definitely holds true for Akron Children’s Hospital’s new pediatric radiologist Tracey Mehlman. Although her grandmother wasn’t a physician, her constant care and selflessness can be seen in the compassion Dr. Mehlman shares with her patients who need an X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed […]
She answers to the name Erin, but you can feel free to call her Wonder Woman. Not only does she sport scrubs with the logo of her favorite superhero, she has a heart of gold to match. As a nurse on the behavioral health unit at Akron Children’s Hospital, Erin Shipley provides mental health support […]
Preventing harm to our patients is one of the tenets of Akron Children Hospital’s mission. For Heather Trnka it’s part of her job description. As the injury prevention coalition coordinator for the hospital, her main role is preventing unintentional injuries in kids. From coordinating community safety fairs to teaching families how to properly install car […]
You can’t help but notice after talking to Kerri Clark that she isn’t originally from around here – her charming southern accent gives her away. “I’m from South Carolina, but my dad grew up in Ohio,” she said. “I decided to come here for nursing school and then I met my husband and basically never […]
Haley MacEwen may not be a mother yet, but she gets plenty of practice caring for children as a part-time float nurse at Akron Children’s. Pregnant with her first child, who is due in March, today she has been assigned to care for a 9-month-old patient in the pediatric intensive care unit. “It’s not unusual […]