Dr. Kelsey Merison isn’t one to roll with the punches; she’s persistent when it comes to what she believes in. She once spent 2 months in a tent to hold her place in line for coveted Duke-UNC basketball tickets. She also fought her way up to a third-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. It’s […]
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.
The old saying ‘couples that play together, stay together’ rings true in the case of Carla and Dan Weiss. Carla, a telephone triage nurse for Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics primary care offices, and Dan, a retired guidance counselor and amateur photographer, have enjoyed a recent collaboration on a children’s book called “Denali Visits the National Parks”. […]
For those who work at Akron Children’s, most will tell you there’s something special about working at the independent pediatric hospital. They can’t quite put their finger on what ‘it’ is, but perhaps ‘it’ comes from the satisfaction of knowing everyone – from parking attendants to surgeons – plays an active role in supporting patients. […]
As a former collegiate sprinter, Dr. Jacqueline Branch is known for being fast on her feet, but as a developmental pediatrician at Akron Children’s she’s better known for taking her time and listening to patients’ needs. Dr. Branch sees patients in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center where she evaluates, treats and advocates for children and teens […]
When Dr. LeRoy Eberly accepted an opportunity to practice at the newly opened Beeghly campus of Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley back in 2008, it was a “returning home” moment for him; and an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for families and children here. He, like many other area residents, worried after Tod Children’s Hospital, […]
For Dr. Lawrence Shaffer, the Youngstown and Western Pennsylvania metro areas hold a beloved place in his heart. After going through medical school on a scholarship from the United States Air Force and completing his residency, Shaffer spent four years at an Air Force base in Wyoming as a pediatrician. In 1986, he decided to […]