Doctors, friends gather to raise funds for St. Damien Pediatric Hospital

On the eve of Halloween, ghosts and goblins were the furthest from Drs. Jeff and Ellen Kempf’s minds. Instead, they were focused on the children of Haiti. The husband-and-wife duo opened their home to host a gathering in honor of Dr. Jacqueline Gautier, CEO of St. Damien Pediatric Hospital and president of the Haitian Pediatric […]

A ‘people doctor’ Dr. Potts’ passion for helping children goes far beyond Ohio

When you’re little, meeting a doctor for the first time can be scary. Doctors wear white coats, use funny-looking tools and always ask a lot of questions. As part of an ongoing series, we’re interviewing our new doctors to help patient families find common ground so they see our doctors as not only clinically astute, but also full of personality that makes them uniquely Children’s. For our first profile, we talked with hospitalist and global health doctor Brittany Potts.

A mission with heart: Day 1 in Haiti

Many of Akron Children’s doctors, nurses and staff travel regularly to Haiti to help care for the sick children at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital. This post is the first installment of a 3-part series by Dr. Grace Smith, who gives a first-person account of her most recent medical mission trip there.

Top 10 Facebook posts of 2014

In 2014, we shared countless stories from Akron Children’s Hospital on Facebook, from fundraisers to visits to Haiti. We are thrilled to take you back through some of these special stories with this list of the 10 most popular and engaging Facebook posts of 2014.

Transplanting a pediatric cardiology program to Haiti takes team effort

For the past 2 years, children have been leaving Haiti – 2 at a time a few times a year – to come to Akron Children’s to have their heart defects repaired. But for each of these life-saving procedures we have performed, there are hundreds of children back in Haiti waiting for their turn. In many cases, time runs out.

Haitian toddler had angels in Akron this holiday season

We often hear words like “joy,” “blessing” and “good will” during the holidays. They are in our greeting cards and the songs of the season, but sometimes they become more than just words.