Friday, May 7, was an emotional day in the division of nephrology and dialysis because 2 longtime nurses said their final goodbyes as they begin their retirements. For Jim Flanagan, clinical coordinator, who has worked for Akron Children’s since 1979, and Julie Mate, since 2009, it was bittersweet. “Just about every patient we saw this […]
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.
While March was recognized nationally as Child Life Month, Akron Children’s celebrates the important work our child life specialists do on a daily basis. No one understands this better than nurses Maria Dudley and Denise Saraniti who both have daughters who work as child life specialists at the hospital. Interestingly, both Krista Graham (Denise’s daughter), […]
When Leslie Knowles, lead business intelligence developer in information services, answered a want ad in the Akron Beacon Journal classifieds 21 years ago, she had no idea the adventures that were in store for her at Akron Children’ Hospital. From the evolution of her department, which used to be housed in the basement of the […]
Christopher Ward is a people person. On or off the job, building relationships is always the most exhilarating part for him — whether he’s bargaining with customers as the previous co-owner of his family’s hobby shop, competing as an amateur chess player or bedside with burn patients. So, it’s no surprise he takes a few […]
The Gabriels have always been a close family. The family of 8, which includes 6 girls who are close in age, is used to the attention they attract. “Our maiden name was Gabriel and even the priest at our parents’ church joked with our mom and dad,” said Beth Diefendorff, nurse clinician in hematology/oncology. “He […]
Akron Children’s Hospital’s work with St. Damien Hospital in Haiti takes center stage in a new film being shown at the 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival. The 59-minute film, called “Open Hearts,” can be streamed for $10 from April 8 to 20. Of that, a $1 donation goes to the nonprofit MedWish. You can watch […]