When Naiima Oden was born prematurely, her mother Markita Batties expected things to go just as they had for her first child, Amirah, who was also premature and spent the first few weeks in Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit. However, Naiima’s situation was much different. She spent the first 2½ months of her life […]
When KeShawn Sanders Jackson was born prematurely at 23 weeks gestation, he weighed just 1 lb. 5 oz. He spent the first few months of his life at Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital before being transferred to the NICU at Children’s Akron campus. Through every step of the way, […]
It’s become a holiday tradition in the Mahoning Valley, and a signature event for Akron Children’s Hospital. Holiday Hopes and Wishes drew more than 300 people in its 7th year, and proceeds benefited the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Palliative Care Fund. “It’s a fun, festive event that many local businesses have incorporated as an […]
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 […]
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 Mahoning Valley family through journey of care.