Almost every Monday since the day Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus opened 10 years ago, local retirees Bernie Zets and Alice Ogden have dutifully staffed the inpatient building’s check-in desk with a smile – and a little assertiveness when they need to. And the 2 volunteers, whose tasks are to greet families and protect the […]
For many children, regardless of how often they have been to Akron Children’s, there may still be a moment of apprehension and uncertainty as they decide between the Spiderman or My Little Pony sticker during a stop at one of our visitor desks. Undoubtedly, it’s a scene repeated many times each day. In 2017, more […]
It’s almost National Therapy Animal Day (April 30) with Pet Partners, and we can’t wait to celebrate the amazing impact they have on our patients! Many research studies show the benefits and value of therapy animals, but Jerry Miller, 12, and Jack Lehman, 16, can personally speak to the comfort and healing they experienced. They […]
Check out our #Top10 Facebook posts in 2016. What an awesome year! 1. Petie turned 25 today! He visited his favorite patient Jerry, who’s brushing his hair as part of therapy. Thanks to Victory Gallop for sharing him with us since 1997. (Oct. 13) Watch the video: http://bit.ly/2ibUivA 2. Santa made the holiday season much […]
“Happiness is being an Akron Children’s Hospital volunteer, Charlie Brown.” In a Peanuts-themed volunteer recognition luncheon last week, more than 30 Akron Children’s Hospital volunteers from the Mahoning Valley were honored for reaching milestone service levels, including one who’s worked more than 7,000 hours. Canfield resident Amanda Crago helps check-in patients registering for X-rays and […]
For more than 20 years, Tim Walters and the Akron/Canton Society of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) have been quietly donating holiday gifts to patients at Akron Children’s Hospital. The gifts don’t arrive in the still of the night rather on a scheduled December morning after the group finishes their annual shopping trip at Toys “R” Us.