Teens and young adults in treatment for cancer at Akron Children’s are now able to feel more at home in custom-designed patient rooms created just for them. The Adolescent and Young Adult wing at the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders features 6 renovated rooms for patients ages 13 to 23. The […]
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.
Fire Truck Day is all about celebrating the recovery of the campers, all burn survivors, at the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Burn Camp. This annual event has been taking place since the mid ’80s, and from what we can tell, is unique to us. We’ve never heard of another event like ours. You […]
The Timken Foundation of Canton has awarded Akron Children’s Hospital a $1.5 million grant to support the construction of Akron Children’s new Health Center in North Canton. Akron Children’s announced in late 2017 that it would bring pediatric primary care, along with about a dozen of its most in-demand pediatric specialty care practices and rehabilitation […]
What motivates people to run a marathon varies as widely as the courses they run. For some, it’s a bucket list item or bragging rights but, for Heather Bahnsen, it’s the same thing that got her started running in the first place – camaraderie. “I’ve run a lot of races with my friends Katie and […]
Congratulations to the 12 deserving high school graduates who were recently awarded the Employee Foundation Council’s (EFC) prestigious Hagey Scholarship. Now in its 49th year, the Hagey scholarship recognizes children and dependents of employees with a $1,500 scholarship to put toward their higher education expenses. Recipients are selected by 3 independent judges who have no […]
The memory that sticks with Sarah Traw was the calming effect the Air Bear medical helicopter crew had on her after it arrived at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Sarah’s 9-year-old child, Jocelyn, had been hit by a pickup truck July 1 while riding a bike in front of their house in Mineral Ridge, […]