“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 […]

Conference in South Korea to examine innovations in pediatric palliative care

Marlene Hardy-Gomez, MSN, RN, CPNP

I am a nurse practitioner in the Haslinger Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sarah Friebert, our director, and I have been invited as expert speakers at a conference called “Innovations in Pediatric Palliative Care” in Seoul, South Korea. A colleague of ours, Erin Whipple, a child life specialist at MetroHealth Medical […]

Most children in palliative care programs live longer than a year

Dr. Sarah Friebert consults with a patient

A recent study revealed that pediatric palliative care, when initiated early, can improve a child’s quality of life for many months. Pediatric palliative care services, which focus on symptom management for children with life-threatening and chronic conditions, are growing in children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care […]