As a physician, Dr. Jackie Lickliter cares for kids at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics in Boardman and Warren West as if they were her own. Personally, she takes that promise one step further by helping foster kids in ways medicine can’t – with her time and friendship. When Dr. Lickliter isn’t busy tending to her patients, […]
“Give us 6 hours and we’ll do all we can,” they were told. In 6 hours, Jean and Lou Greco of Hillsville, Pa., would find out how their baby daughter Josie’s life would play out; if it would play out at all. Five days earlier, Josephine, called “Josie,” had been born prematurely at 29 weeks, […]
A little over a year ago we took my son Jayden to a local hospital with a fever. We treated him all night with medicine and cool baths. That hospital stated he had a double inner ear infection. We filled his prescription and went home. The next day there was not ANY improvement. We called […]
When the Maughan triplets donned their capes at their superhero-themed first birthday party, parents Jill and Ed couldn’t help but marvel at how far their children had come. There’s the mover, Charlie, who “took off” at 8 months and claims the entire house as his race track. There’s the comedian, Eddie, whose hobbies include smiling, […]
Since entering nursing school in 1980, I have made the trek from home to Belmont Ave. My name has changed, my starting point from home has changed, my position has changed from student nurse to nurse assistant to RN to NICU nurse. The one constant has been the building I entered to care for my patients. That all changed on April 7.
Moving 12 medically fragile babies from a NICU in Youngstown to a new one is Boardman takes a great deal of planning and hard work. I’ve been in the meetings and have heard the conversations, but when the day arrived, everyone did their part to make it a smooth transition for baby and our patient families.