Jeff Young took on the Blue Line for the first time last September and remembers passing through the Akron Children’s Hospital Hero Zones throughout the course. At the time he had no idea that the connection between the Akron Marathon and Akron Children’s Hospital was about to become even more poignant for him. Before race […]
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 Shana Earle, the hospital’s new vice president of professional and support services. In her new role, Shana is responsible for oversight of the organization’s professional services including pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, chaplaincy and support services including nutrition and environmental services. Shana joined Akron Children’s in 2010. Most recently she served as director of finance and business […]
Elijah Bell was born without outer ears, but thanks to Dr. Ananth Murthy, director of pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and medical director for the Craniofacial Center and Speech Resonance Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital, Elijah has ears crafted from his own rib cage cartilage. Now, 4 years later, Dr. Murthy and his team at The Rebecca D. Considine Research […]
Dr. Crystal Cole sees patients in the Teen Clinic in Adolescent Medicine for a variety of services but in recent years developed a rapport with many teens who are questioning their sexuality. Now, Dr. Cole is director of the hospital’s new Center for Gender Affirming Medicine, which officially opened in June. “We’ve always treated youths who […]
Sara Mennen is a rare kind of nurse. Usually Akron Children’s nurses are either niched in the inpatient or outpatient setting and don’t do much crossover. But, that’s not the case for Sara, who spends 2 days a week as an inpatient float nurse and 2 days a week in the infectious disease clinic. The […]
This will be Hope Bonos’ first time running in the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay, and she’s going all out. Not only is Hope running in each of the races in the series, but she’s also raising money for Akron Children’s Hospital as a Children’s Champion. “I decided to sign up as […]