Matt Hirsch, regional facilities engineer, goes by many titles at Akron Children’s: maintenance engineer, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician, plumber, electrician and “fix-it” guy. When he began doing off-site maintenance work, he added a new title: ambassador. “Six years ago, the regional facilities role was created at Children’s,” Matt said. “Bill Considine (Akron […]
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.
Ge (Gary) Cao joined Akron Children’s on April 1 in the new position of vice president of enterprise analytics. In this role he will oversee the hospital’s data and analytics strategy as well as work to build, lead and develop a data and analytics enterprise team. He has held a variety of executive positions within the analytics field at companies […]
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 […]
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 […]