Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
In March 2017, Akron Children’s Hospital broke ground on a 230,000-square-foot addition to the Considine Professional Building. Today, the driveway and front doors are open, as well as a few of the departments. The new Welcome Centers and main lobby areas on Levels 2 and 3 also opened with self-serve kiosks and staffed desks to […]
The sweet generosity of about a dozen school children from Shanghai, China, was welcome on our Akron campus this week. Here to learn the English language and American culture as guest of The Lippman School, the 4- to 11-year-old held a lemonade stand fundraiser for Akron Children’s and made Chinese fans with patients.
The 2018 Akron Children’s hero patients joined a sold out pack of 2,100 runners at the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile race Sat., June 30 to kick off the first of 3 events in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. This year, the National Interstate 8K & 1 Mile race featured 5-year-old Cam “Turbo” Betz […]
Say hello to this beautiful, 5-year-old boy from Haiti. He has a chance to live thanks to many caring people coming together at the perfect time from all over the world, including nurses and doctors in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Akron and hospital administration. Director Dr. Jeffrey Kempf says our Global Health team […]
The quick thinking of Nancy Delnay, CNP, is just what Elliott Flor needed to get him through a change in his medication regimen from pills to weekly injections for juvenile dermatomyositis. “Elliott is extremely afraid of needles – to the point he would hide under the table,” said the Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Rheumatology. […]