Reyanna Putnam has faced cancer and beaten it … twice. Next, she wants to help other kids by becoming a pediatric oncologist. And the college junior is well on her way to achieving that. The Akron native and Firestone Community Learning Center graduate is the first recipient of the 33 JordynStrong Survivor Scholarship. The Canton-based […]
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As the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay gets ready to kick off its virtual marathon, Akron Children’s is placing a spotlight on past heroes who have helped bring spirit and inspiration to the race route since “hero zones” debuted at the race in 2016. Hero zones are a welcomed feature along the […]
Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group have once again received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The primary care practices earned the status after continuing to meet NCQA’s six core elements: knowing and managing your patients; patient access and continuity; care management; team-based care; […]
With bright eyes and a contagious smile, Kamryn Logan makes living with sickle cell disease look easy, but her mom knows managing the life-long disease won’t always be simple. “I did my research before we decided to go with Akron Children’s for Kamryn’s care,” said Kimisha Dowdell, Kamryn’s mom. “I wanted to make sure it […]
Like many, Kolt Codner says running helps relieve stress and clears his mind but, this year, it’s also giving him a way to raise money for kids like his son, Andrew, a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. In May, Andrew’s pediatrician recommended testing to determine what was causing his allergy-like symptoms of swollen eyes and […]
Access to transportation has been identified as a major concern for families seeking medical care for their families in the Mahoning Valley. One local organization recognized and addressed this need with a recent gift. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley received $250,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley and Western PA (now named Ronald […]