Akron Children’s has been part of the Wooster community for decades. Starting Feb. 4, the hospital will have an even larger presence with the opening of its new 15,239-square-foot health center at 3807 Friendsville Road. The new Akron Children’s Health Center, Wooster will combine pediatric outpatient services under one roof: Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Wooster […]
Families and patients share their experiences with the Akron Children's Hospital Heart Center.
Jessica Culbert, who came to Akron Children’s Hospital from Bixby, Oklahoma, in March for a successful heart procedure, credits pediatric cardiologist Dr. John Clark with saving two lives. Hers and her unborn baby’s. Jessica was pregnant with her third child when she and her husband, Devan, went on a nationwide search for a heart specialist […]
When Dr. Mark Jacobstein, pediatric cardiologist, graduated from high school, he knew he wanted to be a doctor. As he explored different medical specialties, he discovered pediatric cardiology and how technologically intensive the field is. With a passion for learning and a strong interest in cutting-edge technology, pediatric cardiology was the right fit for Dr. […]
In many ways, Dr. Michael Spector, associate division director of cardiovascular surgery and pediatric cardiovascular surgeon, will always be a kid at heart. He grew up in an era of home chemistry sets, where budding chemists sometimes strayed into experiments that led to small explosions and smoke bombs. And while this may have provoked his […]
Ethan Rutherford is your typical 14-year-old boy. He enjoys bowling on his junior league, racing go-karts and working to complete all the requirements to become an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. On Jan. 20, his world flipped upside down when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Ethan and his family had plans […]
Jessica Culbert was desperate for medical treatment to fix a defect in her heart’s electrical circuitry that caused an abnormally fast heartbeat. The defect, called supraventricular tachycardia, at times pushed Jessica’s heart rate as high as 240 beats per minute. She never knew when it might come on or how long it would last. It […]