If you ask Lori Dente what drew her to the field of social work, she’ll tell you she’s inspired by people’s stories of trials, tribulations and resiliency. But, if you’ve had the privilege to meet her and learn her story, you’d quickly realize she’s the one who’s truly inspirational. As a social worker in Akron […]
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.
In 1975 when Charlene (Char) Maxen started working at Akron Children’s as a staff nurse things were a little different. There wasn’t a single parking deck. Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) didn’t exist. There was, however, a tennis court right in the middle of Perkins Park where she witnessed more than a few epic battles […]
The old expression, listen to your gut, rings true for new pediatric gastroenterologist, Kevin Watson, MD in more ways than one. Trained in Taekwondo, Dr. Watson knows when to listen to his gut and react or defend himself. As a physician, he listens to his patients talk about their gastrointestinal (also referred to as gut) […]
There’s an old saying – every dog has its day, and if you happen to be 2-year-old Pekingese Empress (Emmie) Luxmore, then you just had a very big year. As 1 of the brood of 15 dogs owned by Akron Children’s emergency room physician Dr. Brett Luxmore and his wife Halle, Emmie won the prized […]
“There are no limits but the sky” Don Quixote – Cervantes For years a statue of Don Quixote overlooked a desk piled high with microscope slides and stacks of articles. Like the statue, its owner is a little more worn around the edges than when he first came to Akron Children’s Hospital 54 years ago, […]
A master of celebrity voice impressions, Dr. Katrina Lindsay isn’t afraid to break character to bring a little laughter to the patients she cares for at Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center. Dr. Lindsay, a pediatric psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist, is known for her fun-spirited ways and helping patients with complex medical and behavioral […]