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NICU nurse honored for dedication, caring attitude

Rita Vitale, RN, teaches a new mom different massage techniques on her son, Giovanni, in the NICU.

Rita Vitale, RN, strives to involve parents in the care of their baby and to keep the NICU safe. Recently, she was honored with the Faces of Care Award for her dedication to her patients, families and co-workers.

A day in the life of a mental health technician

Adam Bonezzi

Adam Bonezzi wants to change people’s perceptions about what he does as a mental health technician on Akron Children’s Hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit.

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.

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.