Amy Jackson has been taking care of babies ever since she can remember. For her, playtime was work time, nursing her baby dolls back to health and covering their “boo-boos” head-to-toe with Band-Aids. She remembers proudly announcing to family, friends and even strangers at the grocery store that she wanted to be a doctor — […]
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.
Doctor wasn’t always the path Dr. Sarah Love thought she would take — lawyer and dolphin trainer also made the list. Though growing up she wasn’t sure which exciting career path she’d wind up taking, she was certain helping someone, or something, would be a big part of her role. That someone, turns out, is […]
Very few people can claim that they’ve talked to every single Akron Children’s Hospital employee. But Bob Daugherty, patient relations specialist at Akron Children’s, can. For most of his career at Children’s, he was a telecommunications operator who answered and screened incoming telephone calls, routed calls to hospital employees, residents, departments and physician offices and […]
Kay Kirtley, director of Children’s After Hours, has always loved nursing. Kay’s mom was a nurse, and her favorite games involved bandaging her dolls and taking care of her friends and family with her first aid kit. Even while relaxing, Kay read Cherry Ames books, which featured a young nurse who solved mysteries. But unlike […]
Marlene Thompson is not afraid of a challenge — and, apparently, not of her life-size skeleton and roommate, Mortimer, either. After working as a nurse in Akron Children’s PICU for 13 years, she was ready to push herself to face a new challenge head-on and feel the thrill of change once again. Today, she is […]
What stands out most about Dr. Justin Wildemann? His quick-witted ability to make people laugh with a great sense of humor and goofy personality. To him, laughter is a great way to connect with families and help ease any nervousness kids — or parents — may have at the doctor’s office. That’s why our newest […]