Research improves outcomes for cystic fibrosis patients


For the fifth straight year, Akron Children’s cystic fibrosis center was awarded a research grant from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, Inc. The nearly $80,000 grant will allow Dr. Greg Omlor and his research team to continue clinical trials this year for new and existing therapies.

Doctors help parents understand what happens in a children’s hospital with new blog

Care team at the PICU bedside

Akron Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce a new blog called On The Floor, which is aimed at helping parents understand what happens in a children’s hospital during those times your child needs it.

Critical Acclaim: Intensive care doctor wins Akron Children’s Distinguished Service Award

John and Sharon Pope have been married for 31 years and have 2 sons, Sean and Ryan.

Dr. John Pope won the 2013 Distinguished Service Award. Described as an unsung hero of the critical care department, Dr. Pope is a talented caregiver who gives back to the community and travels to Haiti on medical missions.

Inspired by kids, Kelly Colwell is first to earn master’s in respiratory care in Ohio


Kelly Colwell works with children every day as a pediatric neonatal respiratory specialist at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus. But it was his own children who inspired him to achieve a new goal.

Day in the Life: Accounting department

Mark Zito, right, chats with Dave Joliet.

With Akron Children’s Hospital constantly growing and evolving, staff accountant Mark Zito says there’s always something new and exciting happening in his department.

Hospital Employee Foundation has successful year

2013 Kids Are #1 Run

In 2013, more than $296,000 was distributed from the Akron Children’s Hospital Employee Foundation.