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Lean Six Sigma process gives neurology a new look

Young patients will be charmed by the fun wall art.

Akron Children’s neurology patients will notice a brighter “neighborhood” feel on their next visit with colorful tulips, trees and birds on the walls and, more importantly, a more efficient, streamlined flow for getting in and out of appointments. The redesign of the neurology department is just the start of massive remodeling of the hospital’s neurodevelopmental science center.

Doctor addresses federal inmates about babies born addicted to drugs

Withdrawal is extremely painful and NAS babies are hard to console. (Photo courtesy of projectbeanSprout.org.)

A drug-addicted baby is born every hour, according to research. To help educate inmates about how drug use during pregnancy affects newborns, Dr. Elena Rossi presented at a federal prison in Lisbon, Ohio.

Akron Children’s employee comes to rescue of his neighbors’ newborn

Jason Duncan holds the baby he saved.

When Bobbijo and Dustin Hostlers’ newborn son, Logan, began to aspirate and turn blue after taking a bottle May 9, they knew they needed help to resuscitate him. They tried to dial 911 but they discovered with horror that the phone wasn’t working. They needed to come up with a plan B.

Retiring doctors leave indelible mark on Akron Children’s

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Akron Children’s was doubly fortunate when the husband-and-wife team of John and Margaret McBride joined its medical staff in 1999, and now it’s a double loss to see them retire.

Research improves outcomes for cystic fibrosis patients

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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.