In the year since Akron Children’s Hospital made its first formal connection with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other sexualities (LGBTQ+) community by participating in the 2018 Akron Pride Festival, a lot has happened. In June, Akron Children’s launched the Center for Gender-Affirming Medicine to help transgender and LGBTQ+ kids. The center includes […]
From the way we build connections with our patients to the way we push the limits of medicine, working at Akron Children’s Hospital is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Thrill seeking is one of the things Dr. Andrea Sims enjoys most in life. She’s been lava chasing on Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano. She’s skydived multiple times and even paraglided off the cliffs of Taormina, Italy. But these adrenaline activities just don’t compare to the rush Dr. Sims gets when treating […]
Dr. Samantha Siedlecki is fast on her feet — whether at home or now in the office. With a passion for long-distance running, she has completed multiple marathons, triathlons and most recently a full Ironman Triathlon. So it’s only fitting that in her professional career she’ll be running between Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics offices and […]
Spencer Kowal has joined the Akron Children’s leadership team as the hospital’s new chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer. In this role, Spencer oversees budgeting and long-range forecasting for the hospital. He is responsible for the vision, protection and use of funds as a strategic asset for the hospital and will assist leadership in making […]
Akron Children’s will always be Karen Montgomery’s place of firsts. It’s where Karen, laboratory billing and office manager in the pathology department, got her first job and first used a computer. It’s where she first saw emerging technologies broaden the types of laboratory tests the hospital performs. More recently, it’s where Karen, after a 50-year […]
To the Medical Staff: Fred Rogers was a gift. As a Presbyterian pastor in his beloved Pittsburgh, he demonstrated a quiet strength and extraordinary compassion for people – especially children. In May 1969, he made the case for PBS as a vehicle for childhood education. He extolled what matters to children: Their need to develop trust, […]