Congratulations to Chief Nursing Information Officer Pam Baker, MSN, for being recognized by the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives (OONE) as their 2018 Nurse Leader of the Year. The award identifies a top nurse leader across the state for innovation in leadership of the workplace and profession, promotion of professional practice through research and publications, […]
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.
If you saw Andrew (A.J.) Neely in the hall last month, you may not have recognized him. The normally clean-shaven public safety officer was sporting a beard in honor of “No-Shave” November. “In November, our department participated in a national cause called ‘No-Shave November’ by donating money to the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer […]
If you ask Dr. Anthony Silverio, he’s a kid walking the halls of Akron Children’s Hospital in big-kid shoes. He says that perspective helps him better connect with children and their families on a daily basis as our newest pediatric surgeon in Orthopedics. So it’s no surprise he takes a tender, positive — and sometimes […]
When Meghan Mahanta, M.D. was growing up, she dreamt of touching the sky as a pilot or diving in the water as a marine biologist. But, with each new path she thought about, it seemed something was missing. That something, turns out, was helping people, specifically kids. She wanted to make a difference in people’s […]
Dr. Kimberly Shookman dreamed of becoming a doctor ever since she can remember. An “All About Me” preschool project her mother kept is proof, stating “doctor” as her desired profession. Not to mention, she routinely nursed her baby dolls back to health as a child, even performing “surgery” with a needle and thread on one […]
Dr. Lisa Martorano likens her role as Akron Children’s newest pediatric allergist/immunologist to a detective. She spends her days solving mysteries by exploring how environmental factors, such as pollen, certain foods or animal dander, influence a child’s immune system. To her, it’s fulfilling work because each time she closes a case, a child’s quality of […]