McKenna Cain was a typical, busy 1-year-old girl. She spent her days trying to master new skills, whether that meant walking the entire length of the family room, speaking her first words or successfully tackling 1 of her 4 older brothers. Her personality was beginning to shine and she was reaching new milestones — socially, […]
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The 27 pediatric primary care offices of Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP), along with the Locust Pediatric Care Group, have been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program. The PCMH model of care focuses on patient-centered standards. The goals are to improve access to care, enhance communication between […]
There’s a reason Callista and Jason Puchmeyer named their daughter after their doctor, Dr. Melissa Mancuso. After 29 ultrasounds and 3 in utero transfusions, Vincenza Melissa William Puchmeyer was delivered safe and sound Nov. 14 at 33 weeks gestation. The Puchmeyer family doesn’t believe the stork had anything to do with the most recent blessing […]
During a recent visit in our new Infusion and Sedation Center, 13-year-old Colton settled in front of a large video wall to play a car racing game. For kids like Colton, video games are a welcome distraction while they’re receiving infusions, which usually take several hours to complete. The new play zone, which features the […]
Brentley Wade is a normal, active 2 and a half year old. In mid October, he started showing signs of sickness. He was drinking a lot and sleeping all the time. He didn’t want to eat or play with his normal go to trucks. He didn’t even want to get up out of bed. He […]
For Nathalie and Stephane Rué, the journey to have a baby took them thousands of miles away from their home in France to the United States. As they welcomed their infant son Antoine to the family, they also found a new family in our neonatal team at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. The Rués had contracted […]