Special kids get a special Valentine’s surprise


Five years ago, Gregory Margida, 21, and his sister, Michaela, 26, wanted to do something special at Valentine’s Day for children with cancer. They were touched by the children they had met while volunteering at Akron Children’s Camp Quality, a summer camp for kids with cancer and their siblings.

Akron Children’s welcomes pediatric palliative care pioneer from South Korea

Ae Ran in Akron Children's expressive therapy center

When we met Ae Ran Hwang, a visiting nurse and family counselor from a pediatric palliative care program in Seoul, South Korea, I was reminded of Shakespeare’s words, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” At 4 ft., 8 in., Ae Ran is diminutive in stature but a force of energy, compassion and wisdom.

“Meritage of Miracles” event aims to fund palliative care program in the Mahoning Valley


On Sunday, July 27, L’uva Bella Winery in Lowellville, Ohio, will open its doors from 4 to 8 p.m. to host “Meritage of Miracles” – a wine-tasting and dining event to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

Young and Hardy-Gomez named Nurses of the Year

Deborah Young, RN (left) and Marlene Hardy-Gomez, CNP, are the winners of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards.

Deborah Young, RN, and Marlene Hardy-Gomez, CNP, have been named March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. Young works in Ask Children’s and Hardy-Gomez in Palliative Care.

Palliative Care birthday party a night to remember

Jordan, before turning into a pumpkin.

We were honored to attend the Akron Children’s Hospital Palliative Care 10th birthday party celebration in July.

Using the power of social media in pediatric palliative care

2012 palliative care conference

Greetings from the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado, where many of my palliative care colleagues are together for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Nurses’ Association Annual Assembly. In addition to me, Dr. Catherine Kelly-Langen from our palliative care team, as well as Dr. Dianna Yip, one of our palliative care […]