From a young age, Sharon Hrina, vice president, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, understood the value of a strong work ethic and relationships. It helped her develop many enduring friendships, some dating back to middle school. As a nurse, the trust she built with her patients earned their confidence and cooperation. Sharon tapped those early […]
When Kathleen Rockhold, pediatric specialty operations manager at the Beeghly campus, graduated from high school, she realized her strong suit was nursing. Kathleen liked being part of a solution, particularly to patients who needed bedside care. It led to a health care career that spanned nearly 50 years, the last 13 of which Kathleen spent […]
Seven-year-old Morgan Robertson calls her triplet siblings “my boys” in quite a mother-like fashion. When they’re being cooperative, that is. “When she’s mad, it’s ‘the brothers,’” her mother, Kelly Robertson, explained. Morgan is the boss, mom said, and has been since the three were in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley NICU nearly eight years […]
Some 300 NICU graduates, their families and NICU and special care nursery doctors and staff are expected to attend Akron Children’s first NICU reunion in the Mahoning Valley on June 20 at our Beeghly campus. Reservations are requested by June 1 for this free event.
MIchelle Myers contacted Michelle Matthews of “Angel Gowns by Michelle” back in November 2014, and within weeks the hospital received 25 gowns, caps and little wraps for micro-preemies. Matthews has been making these gowns, most of them not much longer than a pencil to fit these tiniest of babies, after seeing first-hand while working in a NICU the grief parents go through after losing a newborn.
Did you know that a hospital can be a submarine? With just a little imagination, a child can dive underwater like a polar bear and resurface at an archeological dig in prehistoric times. Or go dog sledding in Alaska, fly into outer space and land back on Earth, deep in the jungle. Or stop by a carnival, before finally arriving at a doctor’s appointment.