Paige Schantz’s life was picture perfect – married to her childhood sweetheart and mother of 2 healthy boys with a loving home – until one day her world turned upside down. “Everyone came downstairs preparing to head off to school like we always did and found my husband had committed suicide … just like that […]
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.
When Shelly Begue joined the pediatric surgical team as a surgical nurse clinician in 2010 she began to develop an interest in a very specialized patient population – the hospital’s young ostomy patients. “Ostomies are created for a multitude of reasons,” Shelly said. “Some children are born with defects of the intestine or have congenital […]
Just as her all-time favorite TV show, “Friends,” promises: Dr. Jenny White will be there for you, especially kids. She not only fights for their health here as Akron Children’s newest pediatrician, but she also has gone on mission trips to Honduras, Dominican Republic and Peru to care for kids in need around the globe. […]
Boston Red Sox fan Dr. Michael DiSano hit a homerun when he joined Akron Children’s team as our newest pediatric epileptologist in our NeuroDevelopmental Science Center. While he loves anything baseball and rooting on his current home team, the Cleveland Indians (just as long as they’re not playing the Red Sox), he’s most passionate about […]
Building strong academic partnerships is one of the ways Akron Children’s Hospital adds strength and depth to its research organization. Some of the most innovative, productive research often results from gifted clinicians and scientists who share ideas and resources in the pursuit of a common research goal. In his dual role as a senior scientist […]
How do children cope after experiencing a traumatic event like a car accident or gun violence? Are there symptoms that can be identified to prevent post-traumatic stress in kids? Questions like these have motivated a team of researchers at Akron Children’s Hospital and Kent State University for more than 20 years. While their body of […]