Hospital bereavement coordinator shares insights on loss, grief

Every day in the United States, 13 babies are lost to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other causes of death. Including miscarriage and pediatric loss, 70 parents in the U.S. experience this tragedy daily. In a recent interview for “Health Matters with the Medicine Center Pharmacy” on WHBC AM, Nancy Carst, a licensed social […]

Grant to help Mahoning Valley parents and children cope after the death of a loved one

Akron Children’s will begin offering its Good Mourning grief support group in Boardman as a result of a $15,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation in partnership with The National Alliance of Grieving Children. The first 6-week session will begin Oct. 12 and run through Nov. 16 at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus.

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

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, 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.