Sloppy kisses and wagging tails can really put a smile on a child’s face, especially when they find themselves in the hospital. If you and your dog enjoy interacting with kids, consider joining the Doggie Brigade at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. The Beeghly campus is actively recruiting new canine and human-handler volunteers for the program. […]
Dr. Mike McCabe never had that “aha” moment in his youth some people experience when describing what led them to their life’s work. If you ask him, he’ll tell you his path to becoming a doctor was a journey.
Coming to the hospital for a test or procedure can be a scary thought for children of all ages. Some hospital tests may be uncomfortable or last for over an hour, making them especially difficult for young children to tolerate.
Has this scenario ever happened to you? You rush your child to the Emergency department. And while she starts looking a little better, you’re frightened at the prospect of being sent home in case things take a turn for the worse. Then the doctor comes in to calm your fears – or does he?
Akron Children’s, like many other children’s hospitals, considers parents to be vital members of the hospital care team and uses a process called family-centered rounds to improve communication, patient care and teaching.
Akron Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce a new blog called On The Floor, which is aimed at helping parents understand what happens in a children’s hospital during those times your child needs it.