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NICU reunion set for June 20 at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus

Michael, Morgan and Mathew Robertson were born 11 weeks premature at the Akron Children’s NICU at St. Elizabeth in 2011.

Some 300 NICU graduates, their families and NICU and special care nursery doctors and staff are expected to attend Akron Children’s first NICU reunion in the Mahoning Valley on June 20 at our Beeghly campus. Reservations are requested by June 1 for this free event.

Paramedic fosters donation of “angel gowns” for grieving families

Angel gowns

MIchelle Myers contacted Michelle Matthews of “Angel Gowns by Michelle” back in November 2014, and within weeks the hospital received 25 gowns, caps and little wraps for micro-preemies. Matthews has been making these gowns, most of them not much longer than a pencil to fit these tiniest of babies, after seeing first-hand while working in a NICU the grief parents go through after losing a newborn.

A journey of make believe Artist brings imaginary world to Beeghly campus

"When you pretend, things can be any way you want them to be." - Fred Rogers, creator and host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Did you know that a hospital can be a submarine? With just a little imagination, a child can dive underwater like a polar bear and resurface at an archeological dig in prehistoric times. Or go dog sledding in Alaska, fly into outer space and land back on Earth, deep in the jungle. Or stop by a carnival, before finally arriving at a doctor’s appointment.