Remote learning has brought out the best and worst in many of us this past year – I can’t focus in this house. Where’s the mute button! – as parents became teachers and kids became virtual students. At the start, there were some tears and frustration as everyone adjusted but now, a year later, some […]
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.
Myth: COVID-19 has a 99% survival rate, so it is safer to skip the vaccine. Fact: Surviving and thriving are very different. COVID-19 can linger for months and cause long-term damage to major organs, including the lungs, heart and brain. Even young, healthy individuals who had mild symptoms suffered from organ damage. The vaccine is […]
Always the eager learner, Crestwood 6th grader Heidi Jessel put up with ear pain for weeks because she didn’t want to miss school. As an educator, her mom understood the importance of her being in school, but also knew Heidi needed another follow-up for her months-long ear issue. When she learned Akron Children’s School-Based Health […]
Throughout Akron Children’s Hospital’s history, donors have helped revolutionize the way the hospital cares for patients. From funding the construction of state-of-the-art medical facilities to helping create first-of-their kind ventures like the Celeste Myers Dental Clinic, their belief in the hospital’s mission has helped enhance quality, improve outcomes and transform lives. Now, a new endeavor […]
From the operating room to the bedside, the research lab to the school health office, nurses fulfill an integral role within Akron Children’s Hospital’s care delivery team. “Our nurses spend so much time with our patients, monitoring them closely and reporting changes in condition and effects of treatment,” said Grace Wakulchik, president and CEO of […]
Always quick with a joke or a smile, Josh Severson has always known how to make people happy. His parents were overjoyed with his arrival, but grew concerned when they saw he was born with a birth defect, 2 clubbed feet. “I was high-risk so my entire pregnancy was monitored closely, yet no-one detected anything […]