The new Akron Children’s health center in North Canton will be a welcomed addition for busy, local families. Opening May 21, the building will bring together pediatric services from the hospital’s 4 Stark County locations into one, new location at 6076 Whipple Ave. NW.
“We’re excited to bring a number of our services under one roof, in one convenient location, for North Canton families,” said Chris Petrone, operations manager of regional sites, Akron Children’s Hospital. “We understand managing medical appointments and other activities in life is challenging so our new space allows families to get high-quality pediatric care where they need it most, close to home.”
The facility, The Timken Foundation Building at Akron Children’s Health Center, North Canton, is a 3-story, 38,000 square-foot building that will house an array of services for babies, kids and teens.
The ground level is dedicated to rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. The space features therapy rooms and dedicated gym space for exercise, sensory integration and gross motor skills. It also offers an indoor track that has access to an outdoor path for rehabilitation bikes and tricycles.
Along with a welcome center, pediatric primary care will encompass the first floor and be the new home for the North Canton office of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians, nurse practitioners and pediatric nurses, the office will also have on-site experts in behavioral and mental health. The office hours will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
The second floor of the building will house outpatient services for pediatric specialties, including allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, physiatry, pulmonology, sports medicine, urology and vision.
Free community open house
The community is invited to get a sneak peek of the space on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature self-guided tours, light refreshments and family entertainment.