If Dr. Melissa Stalling is not on the yoga mat, testing her body’s limits, she’s in the lab testing body samples for infectious disease and chronic conditions as Akron Children’s newest pediatric pathologist. She is fascinated by the human body and is hungry to learn more about its biology, anatomy and physiology. While she fell […]
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.
It’s only appropriate during her 40th year of working at the hospital that Karen Ingram, patient service representative, Locust Pediatrics Care Group, was named the 40th person to receive the hospital’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Every year since 1979, the DSA has been presented to an employee or volunteer who has made outstanding contributions […]
For years, fortune has favored Robin DeFago, revenue cycle director in patient accounting. It started when she took a chance on herself and landed at Children’s. At the hospital, good things kept happening to Robin, such as earning a college degree and leading teams that automated the multiple ways the hospital generates revenue. Through humor […]
If Stephen Steiner, MD, PhD, was in the coffee business, there’s a strong chance he’d be a barista thanks to his appreciation for the drink. As much as Dr. Steiner loves a good cup of coffee, he is most passionate about serving patients as a pediatric neurologist at Akron Children’s. Here, he helps patients by […]
For as long as Deb Young, Ask Children’s nurse in Children’s After Hours, can remember, she’s been captivated by babies of all kinds. Her mother recognized her softheartedness, allowing Deb to bring home stray kittens, rescue abandoned baby birds and bunnies and care for the neighbor’s younger children. By the time Deb graduated from high […]
Sometimes, good things happen unexpectedly. Jane Holloway, staff nurse at Montrose Urgent Care, wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but got married and began raising a family instead. On a whim, she filled out a nursing school application. Two weeks later, she began nursing classes. Looking back, Jane considers that impulsive decision one of […]