The old expression, you can’t understand a person until you walk a mile in their shoes, isn’t just a saying for Cody Shearrow. It’s a way of life. As a registered nurse in the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, he not only provides care to patients, he also understands exactly what it’s […]
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.
Dr. Mark Wulkan is a champion of wellness. When he’s not giving 110 percent to surgically treating his patients, from the simplest hernia to the most complex abdominal wall defect, he’s giving it his all as a workout enthusiast: running, biking, swimming and occasional yoga. As Akron Children’s newest chairman of the Department of Surgery, […]
Rhonda Larimore, the hospital’s chief human resources officer (CHRO), considers herself a bit of a daredevil. The Pennsylvania native has rappelled off a cliff, white water rafted, fished for sharks (she caught a 225 lb/7-foot lemon shark!), rode a horse in Red Rock Canyon, got re-married by Elvis in Las Vegas, and most recently, went […]
We’ve all heard the saying ‘quality and safety are at the heart of everything we do’ when referring to the high-quality, safe and efficient care Akron Children’s employees strive for every day. For Dr. Michael Bigham, the hospital’s chief quality officer (CQO), leading this charge isn’t just his job, it’s his passion. In his role, […]
A retired marathoner and former resident of Philadelphia, Dr. Rob McGregor, the hospital’s chief medical officer (CMO), has run the 72 steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, otherwise known as the “Rocky” steps, on multiple occasions. Although his joints can’t take that kind of pounding anymore, he is an avid cyclist and […]
If it weren’t for a successful career as a pediatrician, Dr. Jason Levine would be a rock star — preferably a famous one. Some might say he achieved that dream performing in front of hundreds of thousands of screaming fans as a trumpet player in the renowned The Ohio State University Marching Band. But as […]