Keeping patients safe is a #1 priority at Akron Children’s and we accomplish this in a number of ways – from limiting our patients’ exposure to infectious illnesses to preventing falls and medication errors. With respiratory virus season upon us, the risk of spreading influenza and RSV to patients with other medical problems is a legitimate […]
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.
Building strong academic partnerships is one of the ways Akron Children’s Hospital adds strength and depth to its research organization. Some of the most innovative, productive research often results from gifted clinicians and scientists who share ideas and resources in the pursuit of a common research goal. In his dual role as a senior scientist […]
Northeast Ohio’s first snowfall was perfectly timed for Akron’s Bobby Ina to kick off his 5th annual holiday shopping spree for Akron Children’s Hospital. Ina, managing director of Metropolis Consulting, a West Akron based government relations firm, had more than a dozen friends, colleagues and clients join him at the Fairlawn Target Friday morning to […]
How do children cope after experiencing a traumatic event like a car accident or gun violence? Are there symptoms that can be identified to prevent post-traumatic stress in kids? Questions like these have motivated a team of researchers at Akron Children’s Hospital and Kent State University for more than 20 years. While their body of […]
Kellie Svendsen, pulmonary function tech in the Robert T. Stone, MD, Respiratory Center, was recently honored with The PHIL (Pulmonary Health and Illnesses of the Lungs) Award for excellence in respiratory therapy. The PHIL award is the only nationally recognized hospital-based recognition program dedicated to honoring outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for […]
Missy McClain is passionate about her job advocating for kids and educating teachers on trauma informed care. Having experienced a traumatic childhood herself, she knows firsthand what some of these kids are facing. “It’s important for teachers to understand the impact physical and social trauma has on a child’s ability to focus and learn,” said […]