Found in translation Bilingual doctor helps her patients be understood

¿Hablas español? Fortunately, for Spanish-speaking patients at Akron Children’s Hospital, our new hospitalist Denise Lopez Domowicz can. Having moved to the U.S. with her family when she was young, Dr. Lopez Domowicz knows first-hand the importance of being understood when seeking medical attention.

Hospital executives go ‘over the edge’ to raise awareness and funds for Hattie Larlham

For the second year in a row, Akron Children’s Executive Vice President Shawn Lyden and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert McGregor agreed to go “Over the Edge” for the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities.

Calling Dr. Smith: His name may be common, but he’s anything but ordinary

When you ask for Dr. Smith in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center, 3 doctors will turn their head. But, if you ask for the Dr. Smith who has a golf ball collection, only one will stand up. Meet our newest clinical cardiologist, Brandon Smith. Although he has a common name, his determination in life and […]

A day in the life of burn technicians

Caring for both children and adults with burns can be a tough job. Paul Bevere, who works full-time as a fireman for the city of Kent and who has also been a part-time burn tech at Akron Children’s on and off since 1985, and burn tech Jamie Lucie know firsthand.

A ‘people doctor’ Dr. Potts’ passion for helping children goes far beyond Ohio

When you’re little, meeting a doctor for the first time can be scary. Doctors wear white coats, use funny-looking tools and always ask a lot of questions. As part of an ongoing series, we’re interviewing our new doctors to help patient families find common ground so they see our doctors as not only clinically astute, but also full of personality that makes them uniquely Children’s. For our first profile, we talked with hospitalist and global health doctor Brittany Potts.

A day in the life of a sedation nurse

It’s just another day for veteran nurse Cheryl Stanley as she prepares a very anxious 5 year old for sedation. Stanley, clinical coordinator for sedation services at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus, greets Waymond with a warm smile and reassuring words. After chatting with his mom, Stanley finds some common ground – Waymond attends the same school […]