Jill Smith, nurse practitioner, outpatient pre-surgery, has been named the 2017 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year by the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for her years of devoted service as program advisor to the organization. Nominated by the president of the Ohio chapter, Smith was lauded for her […]
Preparing a child for college can present challenges for both parent and student. In this Children’s Channel video, Julie Wyatt, CNP, an adolescent medicine nurse practitioner at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers some practical tips to help ensure your college-bound child leaves the nest with more than a wing and a prayer.
Ann-Marie Brown‘s roots to Akron Children’s Hospital run deep. When she says, “This place is in my blood,” she isn’t kidding. Her mom, Mary Ellen Butler, the longtime clinical coordinator for the radiology tech school, worked at Akron Children’s for 22 years. And, over Ann-Marie’s own 30-plus year tenure at the hospital, she’s held 2 […]
You can’t help but notice after talking to Kerri Clark that she isn’t originally from around here – her charming southern accent gives her away. “I’m from South Carolina, but my dad grew up in Ohio,” she said. “I decided to come here for nursing school and then I met my husband and basically never […]
The day begins early for Stephanie Sykes, a neonatal nurse practitioner for Akron Children’s Hospital. When she walks into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Akron General Medical Center at 6 a.m., there is just the sound of quietly beeping monitors. But with 14 of the 17 isolettes filled with tiny patients, Sykes knows today will be busy.
The numerous physical, emotional and mental changes that take place during the teen years require more than a little patience and understanding. Eventually, adolescents will need to find a new doctor. “The first question might be to ask your pediatric primary care provider at what age do they consider an age to start,” said Nneka […]