Safe toys help kids play on (VIDEO)


From a well-worn, hand-me-down teddy bear to the latest building blocks set, parents should carefully inspect toys before they make it into the playroom. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, offers this and several other tips to help ensure a child’s safety at playtime.

Cherishing memories made over course of NICU career


Since entering nursing school in 1980, I have made the trek from home to Belmont Ave. My name has changed, my starting point from home has changed, my position has changed from student nurse to nurse assistant to RN to NICU nurse. The one constant has been the building I entered to care for my patients. That all changed on April 7.

Sharing Bekah’s story as a NICU and heart patient brings holiday hopes and wishes

Chris holding Bekah

As proud parents of a NICU graduate and an open heart surgery survivor, Chris and I are never shy about sharing the story of Rebekah’s hospital experience, or what it was like to be there as her parents.

Akron Children’s receives $225,413 from Kohl’s for fitness programming


Thanks to Kohl’s Cares®, Akron Children’s Hospital recently received a grant for $225,413 to continue fitness programming for children in the community.

Grateful to be a part of the Doggie Brigade


My dog is Tinsley, a white Bichon, and we are members of the Doggie Brigade at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus in the Mahoning Valley. Every time we visit, we leave with a warm feeling, knowing that we made a difference in the life of someone we met.

Infographic: Celebrating our volunteers

2012 Volunteer Stats

Learn about our selfless volunteers and the countless and creative ways they enrich the lives of everyone at Akron Children’s Hospital through this infographic.