Given the tragic and racially charged current events — both in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd and now in our own backyards as protests break out across the nation — many parents are trying to navigate conversations with their children about race and diversity. “Kids need to be able to have frank conversations […]
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.
Even though Shelley Walker, retired director of social work, no longer works at Akron Children’s, her impact on the hospital’s social work department is still earning her accolades. Shelley was recently honored at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)–Ohio Chapter’s annual social work gala as NASW Region 2’s lifetime achievement award recipient. The lifetime […]
For Todd Ritzman, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, helping patients achieve outcomes that were once never thought possible is one of the most rewarding aspects of his job. “The great part of being an orthopedic surgeon is watching a child with a broken bone or a congenital deformity enjoy childhood” Dr. Ritzman […]
With the recent news that Ohio’s stay-at-home order has lifted, your child’s safety is our top priority as we get back to conducting in-office appointments, elective surgeries, therapies and procedures that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business as usual will look different than what our patients and families were accustomed to as we […]
As the responsible restart of Ohio begins, face coverings have become a familiar sight as people try to prevent exposure of COVID-19. While wearing a mask can help, it’s important to remember that a mask only works when worn and cared for correctly. Masks come in all types of shapes and sizes, but these common […]
One bright spot in the novel coronavirus pandemic is that children, in general, have fared well with most only having mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. That narrative began to change in early May with news reports of 15 children in New York, the epicenter of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic, being hospitalized with a […]