In the year since Akron Children’s Hospital made its first formal connection with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other sexualities (LGBTQ+) community by participating in the 2018 Akron Pride Festival, a lot has happened. In June, Akron Children’s launched the Center for Gender-Affirming Medicine to help transgender and LGBTQ+ kids. The center includes […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
When physical therapy assistant Rosanna Koehler joined the volunteer group TWIG #13 (Together with Important Goals) in 2016 she did so with a few things in mind. “I already knew a number of ladies in the TWIG group from my neighborhood,” she said. “The social aspect of getting to know them better was obviously a […]
Each morning as Nsenga Hakizimana got dressed for his summer internship at Akron Children’s Hospital, the North High School student was proud to put on his hospital ID badge. Working in a hospital was a dream come true and a great honor for Nsenga, a native of Uganda. The teen was one of 8 Viking […]
Summer can be a rough season for burn survivors. Hot weather necessitates shorts and bathing suits, revealing enduring burn scars for all to see. Endless questions and stares ensue, causing burn victims to relive a traumatic experience again and again. This is the first summer since J’Michael Austin, 12, was severely burned last September, but […]
Carrie Litten grew up swimming and diving, and about 10 years ago she set out to complete a triathlon. The only problem was she hated running. “I downloaded the Couch Potato to 5K app to get myself started,” Carrie said. “I completed a sprint triathlon that year and ran my first 5K. Then I accidently […]
Working in the radiology profession for more than 40 years, Jane Beight has always tried to go above and beyond to demonstrate compassion for others. That sentiment, along with her clinical skills and professionalism led to her winning the AHRA Award for Excellence, which she accepted in July at the Association for Medical Imaging Management […]