Congratulations to Dr. Joe Congeni, MD, FAAP, medical director of pediatric sports medicine, for being named the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF) Thomas E. Shaffer Award. The annual award recognizes an individual for lifelong contributions in the field of sports medicine through displays of leadership and […]
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.
Arguably today’s youth sports and activities are better equipped with gear and knowledge to protect kids from getting concussions, yet studies show they are on the rise. And while safeguards continue to be put in place to prevent concussions, little has been done to change the treatment of care for a concussion when one does […]
It was another record-breaking year for Dancing for the Kids! The 7th annual fundraising event, hosted by the Emerging Leaders of Akron Children’s Hospital, raised $200,000 to benefit the School and Community Oncology Outreach Program (SCOOP) at Akron Children’s Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event, presented by Adams, Gut & […]
At a beam signing event on Monday at the site of one of its new regional health centers, Akron Children’s Hospital announced a gift from Testa Development and its principals Joel Testa and Julie Testa Thomasson. Testa Development, which is developing the Akron Children’s Health Center, Boston Heights, has agreed to gift the $15 million […]
A record 25 local business and community leaders shadowed Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley clinicians during the 8th annual Up Close day. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of the hospital’s programs and services, and opening lines of communication between the medical staff and community representatives. “Akron Children’s Hospital is truly a community asset, […]
Jeff Sampson first visited Akron Children’s Hospital in the third grade when he had his tonsils removed. That was 55 years ago. Since then, he has come to depend on the hospital’s care and services – from the time his son broke his leg to a more recent injury that required Jeff to receive care […]