Akron Children’s employee comes to rescue of his neighbors’ newborn

Jason Duncan holds the baby he saved.

When Bobbijo and Dustin Hostlers’ newborn son, Logan, began to aspirate and turn blue after taking a bottle May 9, they knew they needed help to resuscitate him. They tried to dial 911 but they discovered with horror that the phone wasn’t working. They needed to come up with a plan B.

A new MRI for kids in the Mahoning Valley

New MRI at Akron Children's Beeghly campus

The radiology department at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus has undergone a major renovation. There’s a new area dedicated for sedation services as well as an updated ultrasound scanning area. Most importantly, we’ve installed a new, top-of-the-line MRI.

New MRI arrives at Beeghly campus (Video)


Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly campus received a special delivery on Nov. 19 – a MAGNETOM Aera 1.5T MRI. The project cost is estimated to be approximately $2 million.

How will healthcare look in 20 years? That would be nice to know as we build now


As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its $200 million campus expansion, a crystal ball would come in handy. With healthcare reform, changing demographics, and other uncertainties, our goal is to build flexibility into our design in every way possible. We can make educated guesses regarding future patient volumes and acuity, reimbursement levels, the always-changing technology and best practices for care, but they are just that – educated guesses.

Jack: Everyone knows his name

Doggie Brigade members Jack and Lisa

The Doggie Brigade is a wonderful expression of the family-centered care provided at Akron Children’s Hospital. One of the most powerful examples of this happened in the Radiology department at our Beeghly campus when Jack, a Lab mix, helped a patient through an otherwise difficult experience.

Volunteer uses personal experience to help patients at Beeghly campus

Amanda uses her experience in a hospital as a child to help patients who use Akron Children's Hospital's services in the Mahoning Valley.

You might see Amanda Crago volunteering in the outpatient lab or radiology department. Or you might find her using her bachelor’s degree in Spanish to translate vital information to Spanish speaking families. “Basically, I do all the little things that everyone might not have time to do in between patients,” Amanda said. Amanda has been […]