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.

Pediatric palliative care program guides family through journey of care

Pediatric palliative care program guides Mahoning Valley family through journey of care.

Drawing inspiration: Teen uses art to express passions

If Akron Children’s Hospital ever had a “super fan,” 15-year-old Christian Lambright would definitely qualify. Christian, who has a neuromuscular disease and has had a tracheostomy, G-tube and mediport since birth, considers Akron Children’s his second home.

Palliative care eases the burden for Akron family

In the spring of 2013, Sandi and David Cleavenger anxiously awaited the birth of their first child. Jack arrived prematurely, and soon after, his parents learned he had a problem with his heart. He was also born with Down syndrome. The couple was shocked by the news.

Palliative Care vs. Hospice: Understanding the differences

Many people are now more familiar with the words palliative care and hospice, but there’s often confusion about what they are and how they’re different. In honor of this month, which celebrates and spreads awareness about hospice and palliative care, we’ve created this Q & A.