Attentive, caring staff and Doggie Brigade combine for special ER visit

My 12-year-old autistic son has been suffering from dizziness and loss of vision. Because of a prior experience with my other son at Akron Children’s, I was confident he would have a good experience as well.

“SantaNet” in the Valley

“HO HO HO, Merry Christmas!” The sound of Santa’s voice crackles through a hand-held radio device. The little girl, wearing a tiger gown, perks up and smiles, her eyes alight as she hears Santa calling her name.

Ella’s first trip to the ER

First, I would like to start by saying that it is hard to choose just one story because all of my experiences at Akron Children’s Hospital have been exceptional.

Help us build a better hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking families to share their vision for a new ER and outpatient surgery center for the second in a series of family focus group on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The new top 10 things I’ve learned, courtesy of J&J

1) When a doc performing an exam and ultrasound of your boy’s belly says, “Wow, you weren’t kidding about his constipation issue, were you?” it’s not a good thing.  New medication added, follow up with gastroenterologist TBD.  See you soon Dr. Fyda and/or Emergency Department.  Poop Gate 2012 is clearly underway! 2) Insurance paperwork, appeals procedures […]

Thanks for making our trip to the ER better

Today, I was reminded of the value of seeing the right person at the right time for problems we may have. My son dislocated his elbow this afternoon. We took him to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was immediately taken into a room in the Emergency Department (ED). The nurse who got the ball rolling […]