Akron Children’s Hospital on Tuesday hosted its first-ever Child Advocacy Summit, a call to action for public policies focused on children’s health and well-being, amid a troubling backdrop of poor outcomes on key health measures, persistent social problems in our communities and partisan rancor in our politics. The summit at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn marked 40 […]
Congratulations to Grace Wakulchik, president and CEO, for being named one of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio’s 2019 Women of Distinction. This year’s award recipients were selected for their achievements as business, community and civic leaders dedicated to supporting opportunities for women and girls. The awards, which were established to help raise funds […]
It’s only appropriate during her 40th year of working at the hospital that Karen Ingram, patient service representative, Locust Pediatrics Care Group, was named the 40th person to receive the hospital’s prestigious Distinguished Service Award (DSA). Every year since 1979, the DSA has been presented to an employee or volunteer who has made outstanding contributions […]
Loyal supporters and special friends gathered in Naples, Florida, for an opportunity to reconnect and learn more about the new leadership and the exciting plans for Akron Children’s Hospital. A total of 67 attendees met Grace Wakulchik, the new president of Akron Children’s Hospital, and Greg McDermott, Chairman of Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation. Grace and […]
Yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate Akron Children’s future, 7-story critical care tower on its Akron campus generated a lot of buzz.
For the past few months, hospital leaders, patient families, doctors, nurses and clinical staff have been meeting regularly with architects, builders and Akron Children’s Lean Six Sigma process improvement team to plan the new patient tower, which is part of a $200 million expansion.