Unless you’re a caregiver in one of the hospital’s intensive care units, the terms intubation and extubation might not mean much to you. But as manager of respiratory services, Bonnie Powell, lives and breathes these terms daily as she tracks the hospital’s most medically fragile patients. Intubation is the term for placing a tube (that […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
The J.M. Smucker Company is a proud supporter of Akron Children’s Hospital and its passion for supporting the institution extends to its employees, like Brittany Buchheit. In 2016, Brittany and her husband, Joe, lost their daughter, Scarlett, after a lengthy stay at Akron Children’s following a premature birth. This unimaginable loss was met with amazing […]
One piece of advice that resonated with Barry and Rachel Wardle when their premature-born twins first arrived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was to constantly let them know of your presence. “Talk to them, touch them, read to them, let them hear your voice. They’ll fight harder if they know you’re here,” Barry […]
All moms deserve to be pampered on Mother’s Day, especially new moms. But when your child is in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it can be difficult to find the time to celebrate in a traditional way. So Family Care Coordinator Marybeth Fry made it easy for our NICU families by organizing a Mother’s […]
Born extremely premature at 24 weeks, Jaelee Hill suffered a cascade of medical complications that kept her hospitalized for almost 16 months. She was so ill with pulmonary problems that at one point, her mother, Jennifer, was told to prepare for the worst. But on Thursday morning, the staff of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit […]
As a little girl, Lela Bartley often accompanied her dad on trips to take her older sister to work at Akron Children’s. Still, working at Children’s didn’t cross Lela’s mind because she wanted to be a teacher. When Lela’s mom, a licensed practical nurse, pointed out that pediatric nurses are around children all day, it […]