Mary Douglas, director of grant administration in Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, learned about volunteerism from her parents. Mary’s 91-year-old mother, who recently passed away, was a lifelong volunteer, serving at Aultman Hospital and the Red Cross and even handmaking over 100 quilts for Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Similarly, Mary’s dad volunteered for […]
Matt Hirsch, regional facilities engineer, goes by many titles at Akron Children’s: maintenance engineer, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician, plumber, electrician and “fix-it” guy. When he began doing off-site maintenance work, he added a new title: ambassador. “Six years ago, the regional facilities role was created at Children’s,” Matt said. “Bill Considine (Akron […]
Tina Murray, a parent liaison in the recovery room or PACU (post-anesthesia care unit), credits her youngest child, Aric, with launching her career at Akron Children’s. In 1982, Aric attended an early intervention program operated by the hospital and Kent State University. The experience was so positive for Tina’s family that when Aric transitioned to […]
As healthcare continues to shift toward providing care closer to home, or in the home, the Family Child Learning Center (FCLC) has begun to take a closer look at where their services are provided.