Kathy and Don Waggoner are looking forward to Valentine’s Day weekend this year, as they do every year, because February 14 marks the kickoff of the hospital’s 20th “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon. Parents to 7 children and 13 grandchildren, they haven’t missed volunteering at a radiothon since its inception. Akron Children’s holds […]
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.
Keith Kennedy, longtime radio host and vice president of programming for iHeartMedia, is as excited to be a part of the 98.1 KDD 20th anniversary “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon as he was when it first began in 2000. Even before he became the “official” on-air host in 2010, he was an integral […]
18 years. 6,570 days. 157,680 hours. Childhood is both fleeting and finite – a million moments big and small, from heroic first steps to awkward middle school crushes and countless other milestones along the way to independence. Akron Children’s recognizes the importance of each of those milestones and moments. That’s why preserving, protecting and enriching […]
The 27 pediatric primary care offices of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP), along with the Locust Pediatric Care Group, have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The PCMH model of care focuses on patient-centered standards. The goals are to improve access to care, enhance communication between […]
John Hirschbeck spent a 30-plus-year career developing a tough, unflappable exterior as one needs to have as a successful Major League Baseball umpire. Now retired, he was far from emotionless as he and his wife Denise handed out gifts to patient families from Akron Children’s Hospital’s Palliative Care program in the Mahoning Valley. The Hirschbecks […]
When Akron Children’s Hospital opened the doors to its Beeghly campus in 2008, its goal was to fill the need left behind from the closing of Tod Children’s Hospital in 2007. But it quickly transformed into a catalyst for extraordinary growth in the Mahoning Valley. On Wednesday, Dec. 5, hospital and community leaders, staff, patients […]