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 […]
Donna Johnson, electronic medical records (EMR) specialist, who was born and raised near Uniontown has spent her adult life living and working throughout the U.S. and overseas. Akron has always been home, however. And Akron Children’s, where she became a nurse 4 decades ago, has always been her favorite place to work. At Children’s, she […]
Akron Children’s had a lot to celebrate last year. In the first half alone, we broke ground on a new parking deck, increased our U.S. News & World Report rankings for Best Children’s Hospitals, went live with stage 2 of our electronic medical record (EMR) implementation, and much more.
It’s a little known fact that Feb. 18 marked the 50th anniversary of the first electronic medical records, which were installed here in Akron, Ohio. Despite conventional wisdom — which credits Dr. Larry Weed with creating the first electronic medical records for the University of Vermont in the late 1960s — it was actually Akron […]