akronchildrens.org

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.

Doggie Brigade is growing online

Doggie Brigade members Jack and Lisa

Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade has been wagging its way into the hearts of patient families and staff since 1992. And now, Doggie Brigade fans can learn more about this group of caring dogs through a dedicated section of Akron Children’s website.

Doggie Brigade visits offer special treat for speech therapy patients

Roxie with kids at speech therapy

When you’re a fourth-grader who struggles with reading and writing, going to speech therapy to sharpen those skills after being in school all day may be the last place you want to be. That is, unless your speech pathologist uses the power of animal magnetism to help make learning fun.

Back by popular demand: Racing for Kids returns to Akron Children’s Hospital

Cy'Aire King shows he has what it takes to race cars.

After a successful visit in August with veteran IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter, Racing for Kids stopped the races and popped in for another visit at Akron Children’s Hospital. But this time around, Racing for Kids shook things up and joined forces with Historic Sportscar Racing.

Roxie the basset hound is a howling success

roxie-and-xavier2

While the only game Roxie tracks in the hospital is of the Chutes & Ladders and Candy Land variety, this basset hound is a winner with our patients. Roxie is the lone basset hound in the Doggie Brigade.

Standing tall: Scoliosis surgeries help straighten severe curvature of 10 year old’s spine

Shannon is now 2 1/2 inches taller after Dr. Bono (right) performed her scoliosis surgeries.

Shannon Stapleton, of Mansfield, was diagnosed with scoliosis about 2 years ago when her cardiologist C.R. Patel noticed the “S” curve of her spine during an annual appointment. He referred her to Dr. Kenneth Bono, who diagnosed her with a nearly 100-degree curvature.