In high school, Dr. Carolyn Penrod, Akron Children’s Urgent Care pediatrician, was quite the actress. Her interpretation of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet not only earned her distinction at a state championship, but also caught the attention of her future husband. While impressive, her first true love has always been caring for others, especially kids. […]
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.
Hearing loss is one of the most common issues found at birth and, luckily, one of the most treatable according to Akron Children’s clinical audiologist Allison Harris. “Speech and hearing are interrelated,” she said. “When children can’t hear, whether it’s due to middle ear fluid or permanent cochlear or nerve damage, it can impact them […]
Some people enjoy solitary runs, while others like to run with the pack. Count Suegene Wagner, assistant controller in accounting research at Akron Children’s Hospital, among those in the latter group. Since becoming involved with a running club 5 years ago, she has run 16 half marathons and one full marathon. Plus, she’s developed new […]
There’s nothing like watching children run, laugh and play. Imagine how great that feeling is when you can play a role in helping nearly 2,000 children join in a special event like the Akron Marathon’s annual Kids Fun Run. Nearly every year that the Akron Marathon has offered a Kids Fun Run, Laurel Celik, a […]
Mallory Capretta hasn’t let a little thing like pregnancy slow her down. Expecting her second child in May, the Youngstown native isn’t having any trouble keeping up with her patient load on this busy morning in the emergency department at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus. She greets patient, 11-year-old Hayden, and learns he has a history […]
What inspires someone to take up running? For ER nurse MJ Miller, it was the sight of those medals her co-workers earned running on Akron Marathon relay teams that provided the spark. “I was tempted by other co-workers who never ran before and then participated in the relays,” she said. “I learned that both […]