Not many of us spend our childhoods knowing exactly what we want to do when we grow up, but that wasn’t the case for Dr. Ibrahim Farid, pediatric anesthesiologist and chairman of the department of anesthesia and pain medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. “I grew up inspired by my father, who was also a pediatrician […]
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.
Denise Young is a wife, mother, daughter and nurse, and firmly believes a fifth title – runner – makes her better in all her other roles. Like many working women, Denise juggles a job she loves – she’s a nurse in Akron Children’s GOJO Outpatient Surgery Center – with a family she cherishes. She is married […]
In high school, Dr. Carolyn Penrod, Akron Children’s Urgent Care pediatrician, was quite the actress. Her interpretation of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet not only earned her distinction at a state championship, but also caught the attention of her future husband. While impressive, her first true love has always been caring for others, especially kids. […]
Hearing loss is one of the most common issues found at birth and, luckily, one of the most treatable according to Akron Children’s clinical audiologist Allison Harris. “Speech and hearing are interrelated,” she said. “When children can’t hear, whether it’s due to middle ear fluid or permanent cochlear or nerve damage, it can impact them […]
Some people enjoy solitary runs, while others like to run with the pack. Count Suegene Wagner, assistant controller in accounting research at Akron Children’s Hospital, among those in the latter group. Since becoming involved with a running club 5 years ago, she has run 16 half marathons and one full marathon. Plus, she’s developed new […]
There’s nothing like watching children run, laugh and play. Imagine how great that feeling is when you can play a role in helping nearly 2,000 children join in a special event like the Akron Marathon’s annual Kids Fun Run. Nearly every year that the Akron Marathon has offered a Kids Fun Run, Laurel Celik, a […]