Growing up in Elyria, Ohio, Laurie Fortune, staff nurse in Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), participated in elite gymnastics, a sport that relies just as much on mental focus, discipline and dedication as athleticism to excel. These skills have been invaluable to Laurie as she cared for northeast Ohio’s littlest and most vulnerable […]
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.
Working for Akron Children’s is a win-win for Dr. Aaron Sweeney. He gets the opportunity to blend his love of pediatric medicine with his passion for all-things sports. As our newest pediatrician and sports medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Boardman, Dr. Sweeney is living out his dream to treat children and teens with […]
Annie Manuel, laundry linen supervisor, learned the importance of service and working for the greater good from her parents. They taught Annie and her 5 siblings that everyone plays an important part to ensure things run smoothly. Whether she was washing dishes, mowing the grass or helping with a plumbing project, Annie approached each chore […]
Since a little girl, Emily Martin wanted to be “a doctor for kids.” But while working toward her goal as a pre-med major, her life and dreams took an incredible turn. Her family was involved in a horrific car accident that left her brother, Will, with a traumatic brain injury and wheelchair bound. In the […]
Abigail Dinh is just the woman to blaze the trail as Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley’s first certified nurse practitioner in perioperative surgery to screen children for upcoming operations. While the hospital’s main campus has always provided perioperative evaluations, patient families in Boardman can now receive this service in their community. Prior to joining the […]
By the time Alice Balasco, laboratory data analyst, completed high school, she knew she wanted to work in a laboratory. Alice’s neighbor was a lab manager at a community hospital and helped her get a part-time job in the lab washing glassware. The experience exposed Alice to the vital role laboratory professionals play in health […]