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.
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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 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 […]
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 […]
After a few years working as an intensive care unit nurse, Julie Tsirambidis, CNP, MSN, knew she wanted to expand her role in health care delivery. While attending graduate school to become a certified nurse practitioner, she encountered well-meaning friends and family members who really did not understand the degree she was pursuing. Later, after […]