As an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester, Tsulee Chen intended to become an astronaut via aeronautical engineering, but she didn’t like all the physics classes. “I have a friend who jokes that I started out as a rocket scientist but became a brain surgeon,” Dr. Chen said. Because her brother has epilepsy, she […]
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.
Jen Steiger and her fellow patient service representatives, also known as PSRs, are the first faces patients see when they enter the diabetes and endocrinology clinic on the 6th floor of the Considine building. While their main job is checking patients in and out, their roles as front line staff are just as important to […]
Recently, 40 retired nurses with more than 1,180 years of service at Akron Children’s gathered for a day filled with celebration of great friendships and meaningful years of employment at the hospital. These reunions are such a welcome retreat to bygone days filled with laughter, and also with tears. We remembered patients who impacted our […]
The old proverb, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, definitely holds true for Akron Children’s Hospital’s new pediatric radiologist Tracey Mehlman. Although her grandmother wasn’t a physician, her constant care and selflessness can be seen in the compassion Dr. Mehlman shares with her patients who need an X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed […]
She answers to the name Erin, but you can feel free to call her Wonder Woman. Not only does she sport scrubs with the logo of her favorite superhero, she has a heart of gold to match. As a nurse on the behavioral health unit at Akron Children’s Hospital, Erin Shipley provides mental health support […]
Preventing harm to our patients is one of the tenets of Akron Children Hospital’s mission. For Heather Trnka it’s part of her job description. As the injury prevention coalition coordinator for the hospital, her main role is preventing unintentional injuries in kids. From coordinating community safety fairs to teaching families how to properly install car […]