A record 25 local business and community leaders shadowed Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley clinicians during the 8th annual Up Close day. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of the hospital’s programs and services, and opening lines of communication between the medical staff and community representatives. “Akron Children’s Hospital is truly a community asset, […]
On March 20, close to 20 community members came to Akron Children’s Hospital for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the rewards and challenges of working in a pediatric hospital. Each participant spent the morning shadowing a doctor from a variety of service areas throughout the hospital, including surgery, emergency, hematology-oncology, sports medicine and the neonatal […]
Jennifer Arnold’s eye-opening experience as part of the 7th annual Children’s Up Close day included a test of an oncologist’s negotiating skills. “A little boy was trying to convince the doctor that his bloodwork had to be redone; he was upset about not being allowed to play football because of his condition,” Arnold said. Arnold, […]
Community leaders got the chance to experience Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley by teaming up with members of our medical staff in areas like primary care, surgery, emergency medicine, and hematology/oncology and shadowed them during their daily activities.