Sweet memories: Bringing treats to thank NICU and Reinberger Family Center staff

Bekah and her grandma give lollipops to the NICU

Our trip to Akron Children’s Hospital in January included more than just Bekah’s eye exam. After leaving Dr. Lawhon’s office, we ran (really ran, it was FREEZING out there) out to the top level of the Locust Street parking garage so we could take a look at the progress the construction crews have been making on the new tower.

Doggie Brigade encounter feels like home

Memphis, 4, with Dallice, who is three months old.

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.

Families, employees and donors celebrate the Reinberger Family Center


Akron Children’s Reinberger Family Center recently celebrated its 5th anniversary at an open house for employees, donors and patients and their families.

Infographic: Reinberger Family Center celebrates 5 years of helping families

The Reinberger Family Center offers a library with books, game tables and computers.

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 […]

Walk for Babies at Akron Zoo benefits NICU

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During a conversation we had with an Akron Children’s employee a couple of months ago, he mentioned an event called Walk for Babies. It’s an event celebrating the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital.

Saying Thank You Can Be Hard To Do: Part I


Bekah spent 10 weeks in Akron Children’s Hospital’s NICU. Since her discharge in January, we have returned a few times to visit friends who were still there — still waiting for that chance to take a little person home for the first time, even if it was weeks, or months, later than planned.