Nearly 18 months before the planned start of construction of a $30-plus million Beeghly campus emergency department addition, a major lean initiative kicked off with a goal of shaving 15 percent off the estimated project costs. At its heart was a full-scale cardboard mock-up of the space in a former Kmart Super Store temporarily rented […]
The first time Annabelle Mighton, age 16, dislocated her knee, she watched it happen in real time. “There are mirrors everywhere in the dance studio where I practice ballet,” she said. “I saw my left knee shift out of place, then move back into place. It was shocking, but not terribly painful. My knee swelled […]
Maddie Binder made it to her 11th year before she had to go to the emergency room. But by the time she blew out the candles on her 12th birthday cake, she visited Akron Children’s Hospital emergency department three times – all for very different reasons. While her mom, Sarah, is hoping her daughter’s ER […]
My 12-year-old autistic son has been suffering from dizziness and loss of vision. Because of a prior experience with my other son at Akron Children’s, I was confident he would have a good experience as well.
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, I accompanied my daughter and her 2-year-old son to the ED of our local adult hospital. Tony had experienced a rather severe dog bite at his babysitter’s house.
On May 2, I was cooking dinner and my husband, Michael, was cleaning up the front porch. My 8-year-old daughter, McKenna, was riding her bike. She ran into the house and said that she needed to use the bathroom. I continued to prepare dinner. Then after a few minutes, I heard McKenna yell, “Mom!!” I […]