From day 1, Abigail “Abby” MacCurtain had 2 distinct features – a bright smile and noisy breathing. While her trademark smile brought joy, her noisy breathing took her on a medical journey that, ultimately, brought her from Boston to the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute at Akron Children’s Hospital. At the time, new parents Greg […]
Ann-Marie Brown‘s roots to Akron Children’s Hospital run deep. When she says, “This place is in my blood,” she isn’t kidding. Her mom, Mary Ellen Butler, the longtime clinical coordinator for the radiology tech school, worked at Akron Children’s for 22 years. And, over Ann-Marie’s own 30-plus year tenure at the hospital, she’s held 2 […]
As healthcare continues to shift toward providing care closer to home, or in the home, the Family Child Learning Center (FCLC) has begun to take a closer look at where their services are provided.
The Showers Family Foundation is encouraging the community to fight for a cure with Cash Dash for Cancer, an online fundraising campaign that will take place Aug. 23 – 25. The foundation plans to match every dollar donated online by the public and donations will go toward cancer research. The money will go toward cancer research at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Before Bekah was born I thought that the March of Dimes simply funded research. As Bekah’s 10-week NICU stay progressed, I was able to see just how much more than research the March of Dimes does. Not only does the March of Dimes help premature babies by providing funds for research, but it also helps premature babies by helping the families of those babies.
It’s exciting to see how far an idea can go. Yesterday, at a press conference in downtown Akron, an idea was unveiled – an idea that has the potential to help children, advance medical science, and create jobs. The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) announced the formation of APTO Orthopaedics, the first medical device […]