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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.

Amateur radio club patches in Mahoning Valley patients to Santa

Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association patches patients into Santa

Volunteers from the Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association made their annual rounds recently at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus in Boardman. The radio operators visited nearly 20 children in the ER and on patient floors carrying novel-looking radio equipment patched directly into the “North Pole.”

New overuse injury impacts young pitchers

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Dr. Christopher Liebig, a sports medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the importance of pitch counts and proper mechanics for young pitchers on a recent WFMJ-TV news segment.

Akron Children’s Beeghly campus makes 6th anniversary merry

Beeghly campus anniversary celebration and holiday tree lighting

From carols and cookies to sharing their lists with Santa, guests at “A Children’s Holiday” tree lighting and 6th anniversary celebration helped Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley make its year end magical. Held on Dec. 4 in the atrium of Building C on the Beeghly campus, the free event brought the community together for an evening […]

Healthy holiday eating can be a piece of cake … or not (VIDEO)

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From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.

Why the NICU in the Mahoning Valley holds a special place in my family’s heart

Oltmann mom with child

96 days. That’s how long it took to bring my family of 5 together under the same roof. Our twins, Harper and Paige, were born at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown last November at just 25 weeks and 5 days. Both girls weighed a little more than a pound, and they were immediately transported […]