Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Friebert, director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Division, for receiving the Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Dr. Friebert will receive the award at AAHPM’s Annual Assembly in San Diego, Calif., in March. “Palliative care […]
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.
Akron Children’s Hospital has been named to Forbes magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020 list. The hospital was listed as 172 out of 500 national organizations recognized for their efforts to develop a diverse workforce. Working with market research firm Statista, Forbes surveyed employees on their perceptions of their employer’s workforce diversity and inclusion, asking […]
As both a police officer and the hospital’s very first B.R.A.V.E. (Behavioral Response Against Violence Escalation) officer, Dawn Roberts is used to wearing two hats. Hired by the hospital in 2018, Dawn has specialized crisis intervention training in violence de-escalation – specifically associated with behavioral health patients. “Crisis Intervention Team training, or CIT for short, […]
For 41 years, Julie Madden has exemplified our promise at Akron Children’s Hospital to treat every child as we would our own. During her tenure as a radiology support specialist, she estimates that she has registered more than 200,000 patients – and yet, she treats each interaction as an opportunity to make a difference for […]
Akron Children’s Hospital hosted a community open house Jan. 25 to debut its new health center at 3807 Friendsville Road in Wooster. The 15,239 square-foot building will give families the convenience of multiple outpatient services under one roof. The open house’s ribbon-cutting ceremony included remarks from the hospital’s president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik. She recognized […]
Congratulations to Barb Bungard, Epic Application manager, for being named the March of Dimes’ Ohio Nurse of the Year winner in the category of Nursing Informatics. The annual state-wide awards recognize nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality, patient care, innovation and leadership. A 41-year veteran of Akron Children’s, Barb worked as a nurse […]