Today would have been the 7th birthday of their daughter, Hazel, but Emily and John McKenna, of Stow, took a sad song and made it better. They marked the day by making a donation of more than 400 children’s books to Akron Children’s in her memory, bringing their young children and grandparents along to reunite […]
Sarah Friebert, MD, director of the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, has been named 1 of the 30 most influential leaders in her field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). In honor of its upcoming 30th anniversary in 2018, AAHPM chose to recognize 30 physicians, nurses and researchers who are […]
Thanks to their generosity, Tom and Kelli McKenna are helping to ease the burdens on families with seriously ill children. Through the Hazel L. McKenna Memorial Fund, patient families with children receiving care from Akron Children’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center will gain support for incidental items like parking, snacks, meals and more. The […]
While leafing through a magazine at her doctor’s office, Barbara Brown came across an article about Dr. Sarah Friebert, who was being recognized as one of the area’s top doctors. “Learning about the work of Dr. Friebert and the palliative care team really resonated with me,” Barbara said. Later that evening, she told her husband […]
Every day in the United States, 13 babies are lost to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other causes of death. Including miscarriage and pediatric loss, 70 parents in the U.S. experience this tragedy daily. In a recent interview for “Health Matters with the Medicine Center Pharmacy” on WHBC AM, Nancy Carst, a licensed social […]
Akron Children’s will begin offering its Good Mourning grief support group in Boardman as a result of a $15,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation in partnership with The National Alliance of Grieving Children. The first 6-week session will begin Oct. 12 and run through Nov. 16 at Akron Children’s Beeghly campus.