As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its $200 million campus expansion, a crystal ball would come in handy. With healthcare reform, changing demographics, and other uncertainties, our goal is to build flexibility into our design in every way possible. We can make educated guesses regarding future patient volumes and acuity, reimbursement levels, the always-changing technology and best practices for care, but they are just that – educated guesses.
As our teams assemble to discuss and collaborate on best practices and design of Akron Children’s Hospital’s new $200 million critical care tower, participants continue to experience “Ah, ha!” moments.
After battling a sore throat for days, the Bekster had finally had enough and just started refusing to eat…and choked on what we did get into her until she spit it up anyhow. We went from mildly nervous to very worried when our wet diaper count started to plummet, and we decided that instead of spending the weekend terrified that Bekah was becoming dehydrated, we should just go to the hospital and find out for sure.
So, Saturday afternoon we grabbed up the things we thought we’d need and headed to the ER at the Mahoning Valley campus of Akron Children’s Hospital.
Akron Children’s Hospital is launching a $200 million expansion of its Akron campus to meet the current and future needs of children and their families.
My daughter went into the ER on June 9 with extreme belly pain. After most tests came back normal, the doctors were still not satisfied with the results so they dug a little deeper. My daughter had appendicitis, and needed to have surgery right away. I was so pleased with the way that my family […]
Today, I was reminded of the value of seeing the right person at the right time for problems we may have. My son dislocated his elbow this afternoon. We took him to Akron Children’s Hospital, where he was immediately taken into a room in the Emergency Department (ED). The nurse who got the ball rolling […]