When he retired from full-time law enforcement work in 2012, Gary Abeid wasn’t quite ready to permanently turn in his badge. During his 29-year tenure as a Youngstown-area police officer, Gary also served part-time at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. Comfortable working in a hospital setting, he decided to return to St. Elizabeth’s in 2013 as […]
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.
Alice and Joe Colella see their grandson in many of the children they meet as volunteers at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Beeghly campus. Their daughter’s son, Aiden Thompson, was treated in Akron after being born without a fibula bone in his left leg. He ultimately had his lower leg amputated and was fitted with a prosthesis […]
Parents of children diagnosed with autism face a difficult and uncertain path. There are worries about school, how a child will be treated by others and whether he or she will be able to function on their own, said Michael Ott, the parent of a 10-year-old boy with autism. Michael and his wife, Ginger, are […]
Dr. Vida Kaniecki enjoys the mostly highs and lows of raising a big, blended family — a fiancé, 6 kids combined (ages 19 to 25), plus 2 rescue dogs. Her “Brady Bunch” is her most treasured possession and greatest achievement. So when Dr. Kaniecki joined Akron Children’s family as our newest pediatrician at Akron Children’s […]
Growing up, Dr. Anita Raghavan dreamt of becoming a scientist. A curious creature, always eager to learn more, she spent her days taking things apart and figuring out how stuff worked. But in the end, she followed the path of medicine after discovering “the most fascinating ‘machine’ was the human body.” As Akron Children’s Hospital’s […]
Akron Children’s Hospital’s newest pediatric general surgeon Dr. Nathan Heinzerling can relate to kids facing surgical procedures. He himself underwent an operation for perforated Meckel’s diverticulitis (congenital defect of the gastrointestinal tract) and a grueling 2-week hospital stay when he was just 8 years old. That experience enables him to offer his patients a unique […]