My daughter Cayleigh’s long story with Akron Children’s Hospital started in the summer of 2017 when she was 5 years old. Cayleigh fell at home and bit a pretty large hole in her tongue that needed stitches. I was concerned that maybe she needed glasses so I scheduled an eye exam. At the exam we […]
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When Akron Children’s Hospital began its Population Health management program in 2017 it was with the vision to develop a family-centered, efficient and outcome-focused care coordination model for the hospital’s highest risk patients. According to Kris Grayem, vice president of population health, “Our department looks at how we can collaborate with outside agencies and departments […]
Madalynn Shanks is an actress, singer, creative writer and aspiring filmmaker. At 14, she is driven and confident. She always was eager to talk about story ideas or the latest character she dreamed up. But now she is also eager to talk about a disease that has changed her life. Madalynn was diagnosed with ulcerative […]
Ethan Rutherford is your typical 14-year-old boy. He enjoys bowling on his junior league, racing go-karts and working to complete all the requirements to become an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. On Jan. 20, his world flipped upside down when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Ethan and his family had plans […]
Colton Champ’s strabismus bites the dust. The 4-year-old Queen fanatic is on the road to recovery after being diagnosed with strabismus (misaligned eyes) when he was just 18 months old. In February, Colton underwent surgery here to correct the crossing of his left eye to improve his vision and depth perception. As Colton rolled into […]
Splishing and splashing in a water therapy pool can do more than help kids who need to work on moving their bodies. At Akron Children’s Hospital, a unique program that pairs speech therapy with physical and occupational therapy in the water is proving to be a success. Aquatic therapists have been treating clients in the […]