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Day in the Life: Accounting department

Mark Zito, right, chats with Dave Joliet.

With Akron Children’s Hospital constantly growing and evolving, staff accountant Mark Zito says there’s always something new and exciting happening in his department.

A day in the life: Nurse practitioners


The day begins early for Stephanie Sykes, a neonatal nurse practitioner for Akron Children’s Hospital. When she walks into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Akron General Medical Center at 6 a.m., there is just the sound of quietly beeping monitors. But with 14 of the 17 isolettes filled with tiny patients, Sykes knows today will be busy.

A Day in the Life: Certified Critical Care Nurse


Caring. Thoughtful. Conscientious. These are just some of the words used to describe Christiane Jenkins, a registered nurse in Akron Children’s Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). But another word can also describe Jenkins − certified.

Happy Nurse Anesthetist Week! (Video)


In recognition of National Nurse Anesthetist Week, January 20-26, 2013, the public relations staff at Akron Children’s Hospital took a few minutes to quiz our patients, families, employees, volunteers and others about these skilled, compassionate professionals. Do you know how to pronounce “anesthetist”? Take a couple minutes to see how everybody else did, and stay […]

Akron Children’s recognized as top Northeast Ohio employer


Akron Children’s Hospital has once again been recognized as more than just an excellent provider of patient care – it is also an excellent place to work. For the sixth time, the Employers Resource Council (ERC) has named Akron Children’s Hospital as one of the best places to work in northeast Ohio. The hospital received […]

Electronic Medical Records: It’s Back to the Future

Akron Children's Hospital and IBM implemented the first electronic medical records in 1962.

It’s a little known fact that Feb. 18 marked the 50th anniversary of the first electronic medical records, which were installed here in Akron, Ohio. Despite conventional wisdom — which credits Dr. Larry Weed with creating the first electronic medical records for the University of Vermont in the late 1960s — it was actually Akron […]