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.
As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its $200 million campus expansion, a crystal ball would come in handy. With healthcare reform, changing demographics, and other uncertainties, our goal is to build flexibility into our design in every way possible. We can make educated guesses regarding future patient volumes and acuity, reimbursement levels, the always-changing technology and best practices for care, but they are just that – educated guesses.
After battling a sore throat for days, the Bekster had finally had enough and just started refusing to eat…and choked on what we did get into her until she spit it up anyhow. We went from mildly nervous to very worried when our wet diaper count started to plummet, and we decided that instead of spending the weekend terrified that Bekah was becoming dehydrated, we should just go to the hospital and find out for sure.
So, Saturday afternoon we grabbed up the things we thought we’d need and headed to the ER at the Mahoning Valley campus of Akron Children’s Hospital.