Gina Altieri is a survivor in every sense of the word. In 2012 her world was tragically rocked when her 10-year-old son, Gino, died after a 22-month journey fighting alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles. After taking time to grieve, Gina was looking for a way to […]
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.
From time to time, Tina Jeffries, a clerk in Akron Children’s mailroom, receives a letter with an incorrect address. But when she received one about a week before Christmas addressed to Santa Claus in a child’s handwriting she knew that instead of following the usual “return to sender” process she had best open it. The […]
Sarah Friebert, MD, director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, has been named 1 of the 30 most influential leaders in her field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). In honor of its upcoming 30th anniversary in 2018, AAHPM chose to recognize 30 physicians, nurses and researchers who are […]
What does a favorite emoji say about a person? Well, for Molly Jonna, MD, her favorite smiley face emoji is a reflection of her disposition as a physician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics. From routine wellness exams to early detection and management of other health issues, Dr. Jonna is happy to tend to the physical, […]
Palliative care nurse practitioner, Daniel Phillips, knows firsthand what it’s like to be a child with a chronic medical condition. Growing up with a neurological disorder called early-onset generalized torsion dystonia, he spent a lot of his childhood and adolescence in and out of hospitals. During his many hospitalizations he came to recognize and appreciate the […]
As an Emergency Services pediatrician at Akron Children’s, Thomas Wolski Jr., DO (known as T.J. to his family and colleagues) knows on any given day he needs to be ready for the unexpected or urgent needs of infants, children and teens. And, thanks to his dad’s good advice of ‘having the right tool for the […]