I was in Akron Children’s Hospital this year with my newborn daughter. On this particular night, there had been a tornado warning while I was in the Reinberger Center kitchen getting something to eat.
Akron Children’s Hospital’s Reinberger Family Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary of providing a place of comfort and relaxation for our patient families this April. The center, which is located near the neonatal intensive care unit, opened in 2008 as a place where family members can find rest, relax or escape. “Families can get away from […]
When Bernie Schwartz and his best friend, Maddie, walk through Akron Children’s Hospital, it’s hard for them to get far without being stopped. “Awww, can I pet her?” visitors say right before they’re greeted with a wagging tale and sloppy kisses.
As the longest serving handler and an original member of Akron Children’s Doggie Brigade, Bernie has been bringing joy and comfort to sick kids for 20 years.