Communication is key to dealing with depression – (VIDEO)


In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Laura Rocker, medical director for the Partial Hospitalization Program at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the differences between depression and sadness, as well as what parents can do to help their kids cope during troubled times.

Things to think about when you’re considering international adoption (VIDEO)


In this Children’s Channel video, Vince DeGeorge, PhD, a behavioral health specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Oak Adoptive Health Center, lists some of the key considerations for families thinking about international adoption.

Cochlear implants can aid a child’s hearing, development (VIDEO)


In this Children’s Channel video, Dr. Marc Nelson, director of Hearing and Communicative Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses which children are most likely to benefit from a cochlear implant.

Famous Idaho® Potato Truck Visits Akron Children’s


A visit from the Famous Idaho® Potato Truck was an eye-opening experience for patients, families and employees at Akron Children’s Hospital. Children and adults alike giggled, stared and pulled out their phones to capture the sight of a 12,000 pound potato in front of Akron Children’s Hospital on Monday, July 29. This larger-than-life spud rolled […]

Razing of Child Guidance Building: Building on the Promise (Video)


The former home of Child Guidance services in Akron (OH) was razed over several days in late April 2013 to help make way for a $200 million expansion of Akron Children’s Hospital.

Communication is the key to keeping patients safe (Video)

Mom and son meet with the doctor

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, medical errors cause the death of about 100,000 Americans each year, making it critical that parents play an active role in the safe delivery of healthcare to their child.