5 nurses tapped for Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership Program

From left to right: Laura Fenster Rothschild, PsyD (from Rutgers, Center of Alcohol Studies), Michael Bzdak, PhD (Executive Director at Johnson & Johnson), Mary Schatz, Heather Edwards, Martha Dewey Bergren, DNS, RN, NCSN, FNASN, FASHA (previous director of research at NASN and lead faculty for J&J program), Michele Wilmoth, Stacey Dailey and Laurel Celik.

Five nurses from School Health Services were among the 51 individuals selected from applicants across the United States to participate in the Johnson & Johnson School Health Leadership program, a 2-year fellowship program designed to train school nurses and school or public health administrators in leadership, project management and community health techniques.

A day in the life of storeroom clerks

Gene Talbot

Storeroom clerks Todd Winzinek and Gene Talbot take their jobs seriously, knowing the impact they have on patient care. As part of a 5-man team, they handle every delivery to the hospital – from medical supplies to food and beverages.

Giving back the Children’s way


With 5,000 employees and a growing number of locations, every day, Akron Children’s Hospital touches the lives of families throughout northern Ohio. What you may not know is many of our employees also give their own time and resources to support the community beyond their work at the hospital. “Part of our hospital’s mission is […]

Road Show: Vintage gas pumps, license plates highlight trip down memory lane

Rick Trego's garage

Stepping into Rick Trego’s 24’ x 44’ garage is truly a step back in time. Surrounding Akron Children’s security officer’s sparkling 1978 Chevy Nova are 20 old-time gas pumps and 1,000 2-gallon oil cans – all meticulously restored. The seeds for his hobby were likely planted when he rode with his grandfather to fill underground storage tanks at local gas stations.

A day in the life of sterile processing technicians

Alice Holland

It’s never a dull day for the technicians in the sterile processing department at Akron Children’s. Today isn’t shaping up to be any different. Dennis Lafferty and Alice Holland reported for work at 6:30 a.m. and got down to the business of washing, sterilizing, cooling, assembling, packaging, storing, and in Lafferty’s case, delivering surgical instruments to various departments in the hospital.

A day in the life of a pediatric hospitalist

Pediatric hospitalist Mike McCabe cares for 7-year-old Cammi of Canton at Aultman for a middle ear infection.

Dr. Mike McCabe never had that “aha” moment in his youth some people experience when describing what led them to their life’s work. If you ask him, he’ll tell you his path to becoming a doctor was a journey.