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Twins pregnancy transforms Akron Children’s employee into patient

Miriam (left) and Ilana at 2 months. They were born April 16, 2014.

When I first started working at Akron Children’s Hospital, I never thought I would become a patient. I’m an adult, so what place do I have as a patient? Well, everything changed in fall 2013 when I learned I was pregnant with twins.

Nan knows: Nurse practitioner publishes gluten-free cookbook

Delnay created the cookbook for her bucket list and to pass down her recipes to her family.

It started off as an idea on her bucket list. Clinical nurse practitioner Nancy Delnay wanted to pass her treasured gluten-free cooking secrets to her family in a cookbook. She wasn’t expecting much interest beyond her circle of family and friends, but now finds herself preparing to order a second round of copies.

Akron Children’s welcomes pediatric palliative care pioneer from South Korea

Ae Ran in Akron Children's expressive therapy center

When we met Ae Ran Hwang, a visiting nurse and family counselor from a pediatric palliative care program in Seoul, South Korea, I was reminded of Shakespeare’s words, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” At 4 ft., 8 in., Ae Ran is diminutive in stature but a force of energy, compassion and wisdom.

A day in the life of hospital perfusionists

Tom Murray

Tom Murray and Mike Corrigan like to compare themselves to airline pilots. That’s because their jobs as perfusionists at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Heart Center call for them to work in tandem with each other almost daily.

Miss Karen opens up her closet for children in need

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It wasn’t long after Karen Ingram of Akron Children’s Locust Pediatric Care Group noticed a few refugee families in need that she took matters into her own hands. As a mother herself,she felt compelled to help these families whose children were in desperate need of the most basic necessities.

NICU nurse honored for dedication, caring attitude

Rita Vitale, RN, teaches a new mom different massage techniques on her son, Giovanni, in the NICU.

Rita Vitale, RN, strives to involve parents in the care of their baby and to keep the NICU safe. Recently, she was honored with the Faces of Care Award for her dedication to her patients, families and co-workers.