Recognizing that many school-age children do not have a primary care provider, Akron Children’s Hospital is expanding health care in two Northeast Ohio school districts as part of a pilot program. “We are trying to meet students and families where they are, and children are in schools,” said Michele Wilmoth, director of School Health Services […]
Each morning as Nsenga Hakizimana got dressed for his summer internship at Akron Children’s Hospital, the North High School student was proud to put on his hospital ID badge. Working in a hospital was a dream come true and a great honor for Nsenga, a native of Uganda. The teen was one of 8 Viking […]
Students often wonder why they need to know algebra or geometry. “They ask when am I going to use it outside these four walls?” says Thomas Jefferson. For the past year, Thomas has been helping answer that question. He is the Akron Children’s Hospital liaison for the hospital’s partnership with Akron Public Schools’ College & Career […]
When you are 5 years old and it’s a Tuesday morning, what could be better than going on a field trip to a bowling alley with your class? Jack Cleavenger has special needs but he was able to go bowling because Emily Ocheltree, a medical assistant in Akron Children’s School Health Services, was right by […]
Innovative is the word that comes to mind when describing the vision for the future of Akron Public Schools (APS). It’s a vision that is focused on the future and how to keep students engaged and increase their readiness for life after high school – and Akron Children’s is a part of it. “Akron Public […]
Akron Children’s began offering the flu vaccines in nearly a dozen schools, making it easier and more convenient than ever to get children immunized. On Tuesday alone, about 2,000 Akron Public School children were immunized. The rest of the district was being covered today and tomorrow.