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 […]
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.
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 […]
Akron Children’s Health Center, Wooster is one of the latest additions to the hospital’s growing list of community-based health centers opening across Ohio. And thanks to the generosity of two donor families, the facility will be there to serve the Wooster region for years to come. The new 15,239-square-foot building will be donated to Akron […]
Family. It lies at the heart of Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). From the relationships among staff, to the way patients are cared for and treated, to the connections built with the hospital’s community of supporters, there is truly one NICU family. It’s been this way for the past 50 years, since […]
Stephanie and Rich Abatangelo are busy working parents of four children, ages 3 to 10. She’s a teacher and he’s in law enforcement, so they should be able to handle anything, right? Tell that to COVID-19. The family spent two weeks in the clutches of the virus as it hit mom and dad hard. And while none of the kids had any symptoms, […]
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, it can cause worry for parents if their child comes down with COVID-19 symptoms. Akron Children’s Hospital’s infectious disease physician, Eric Robinette, MD, MPH advises that the best first step is to keep your child home and contact your child’s primary care physician for advice. “Talk with your […]