The New Yorker article shines spotlight on pediatric palliative care

Dr. Sarah Friebert

The Jan. 20 issue of The New Yorker magazine includes an article about pediatric palliative care, for which Dr. Sarah Friebert, director of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, was interviewed.

Childhood dream comes true for doctor

Dr. Hord

From the time he was a little boy, Jeffrey Hord said he was going to be a doctor. “I don’t remember saying it, but my mom told me that I always did,” said Dr. Hord, the director of Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Akron Children’s doctors among first in world to receive pediatric anesthesia board certification

Dr. Ibrahim Farid

Drs. Ibrahim Farid, Ross Agnor, Bradley Riemenschneider, Nancy O’Dell and Andrew Meyer were among the first pediatric anesthesiologists in the world to become Pediatric Anesthesia Board Certified.

Best photos of 2013 at Akron Children’s Hospital

The Youngstown Air Reserve Station salutes one of our brave patients through the 910th Airlift Wing Pilot for a Day program. Nominated by their physician, Akron Children's patients are selected to participate in the program 4 times a year.

What better way to look back on 2013 than through our favorite images?

“SantaNet” in the Valley


“HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!” The sound of Santa’s voice crackles through a hand-held radio device. The little girl, wearing a tiger gown, perks up and smiles, her eyes alight as she hears Santa calling her name.

Family-centered care delivered through teamwork

L-R: Stephanie and Andrea

Parents have dreams of bringing home their babies shortly after birth, and for many reasons, that dream doesn’t come to fruition for the families we serve. It is the role of the medical team to lead our families through this difficult time while enhancing their quality of life.