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 […]
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Mallory Capretta hasn’t let a little thing like pregnancy slow her down. Expecting her second child in May, the Youngstown native isn’t having any trouble keeping up with her patient load on this busy morning in the emergency department at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus. She greets patient, 11-year-old Hayden, and learns he has a history […]
Loni Krawchyk spends her days as a respiratory therapist in the NICU at St. Elizabeth’s in Boardman caring for some of Akron Children’s tiniest and most fragile patients. The 25-bed unit on the second floor currently has 19 patients, including 4 sets of twins. “We have a mom in labor who will be delivering another […]
With 73 years combined service to Akron Children’s among them, medical assistant Susan Gardner-Hill and nurses Teri Stevenson, Mary Ann Hayden and Holly Luzader have a lot of experience sticking people with needles. And, if you ask them, they’ll tell you starting IVs, drawing blood and placing PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters) are their favorite […]
They say events that happen in a person’s childhood – even seemingly insignificant ones – can directly impact how that person feels and acts as an adult. For our newest child psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Neilan, perhaps growing up with 3 older brothers taught her how to connect with others. Or, maybe the goodness of her […]
Pediatric surgeon Avraham Schlager still remembers the anticipation he felt awaiting surgery as an 11-year-old boy at NYU Hospital. The day not only influenced his interest in pediatric surgery, but also introduced him to a surgeon who he would later work alongside as a resident surgeon 20 years later.