Akron Children’s Hospital has been ranked in four specialties on the U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now available online at https://bit.ly/2MpOsTq Akron Children’s ranked: 41st in Pediatric Urology 44th in Pediatric Orthopedics 44th in Pediatric Neurology/Neurosurgery 44th Neonatology The new rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology […]
Those close to 12-year-old Ryan Zolnier credit him for how he’s overcome so many health-related challenges, but to him it’s just been a way of life. He may not run the way most kids do. Or jump the way they do. Or, candidly, go to the bathroom like other kids his age. But what he […]
When Madison Riley counts to 5 before going into surgery, the last person she sees is the same person she sees when it’s all done – Ron Tharp, a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Akron Children’s Hospital. Some may think this is coincidence, but for the Riley family, having Uncle Ron – as Madison calls him – by her side is a calculated matter of trust.
It’s a reality that Jordan isn’t going to be like other kids with a nervous system that allows their legs to move easier than his legs. He will be putting those super boots on, which will allow him to dream of whatever he wants to go after despite the need for a little assistance. When I really think about it, we all depend on something to get us to where we want to go whether it’s braces, wheelchair, bus, or car.
As I was driving my car this week, thinking of what kind of news we may hear from the urology department at Akron Children’s Hospital, my anxiety fluctuated. I attempted to prepare myself for either answer. Do you want to hear the news you need to cath so you’re not constantly looking for signs and symptoms? Or do you want to hear keep monitoring?