The 21st annual 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital raised $386,557 in 2 days, bringing the event’s historic total raised to more than $11.8 million. “I’m truly amazed and couldn’t be more grateful every year for the way the community shows their support for the hospital through Radiothon,” […]
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Friebert, director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Division, for receiving the Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Dr. Friebert will receive the award at AAHPM’s Annual Assembly in San Diego, Calif., in March. “Palliative care […]
Akron Children’s is bringing convenient access, and more pediatric services, to families in Portage County with the opening of its new health center on May 5. The new 29,500-square-foot health center, located at 2497 State Route 59 in Ravenna, will offer primary care, Quick Care and rehabilitative services for babies, kids and teens. “We understand […]
Akron Children’s Hospital has been named to Forbes magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list. The hospital was listed as 172 out of 500 national organizations recognized for their efforts to develop a diverse workforce. Working with market research firm Statista, Forbes surveyed employees on their perceptions of their employer’s workforce diversity and inclusion, asking […]
As both a police officer and the hospital’s very first B.R.A.V.E. (Behavioral Response Against Violence Escalation) officer, Dawn Roberts is used to wearing two hats. Hired by the hospital in 2018, Dawn has specialized crisis intervention training in violence de-escalation – specifically associated with behavioral health patients. “Crisis Intervention Team training, or CIT for short, […]
For 41 years, Julie Madden has exemplified our promise at Akron Children’s Hospital to treat every child as we would our own. During her tenure as a radiology support specialist, she estimates that she has registered more than 200,000 patients – and yet, she treats each interaction as an opportunity to make a difference for […]