For Akron Children’s newest Pediatric Intensivist Dr. Rashed Durgham, the path to critical care medicine chose him, rather than the other way around. While pursuing emergency medicine, he found himself covering the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) to fulfill a need due to staff shortages and fell in love with the role. He couldn’t think […]
Parents and grandparents, pushing strollers, hauling backpacks and holding the hands of little ones, joined with dozens of nurses and other staff of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for a one-of-a-kind reunion Sunday at Akron Children’s Hospital.It was the first-ever PICU reunion, a special day to reconnect for families and staff, far removed from […]
The Beacon Gold Award for Excellence was recently awarded to our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The AACN created the Beacon Award to recognize individual unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s Healthy Work Environment Standards, which include: Leadership Structures and Systems […]
Bert Hackenberg is no stranger to the Akron Marathon, having run in all 15 races since its inception, but this year, as a Children’s Champion, there’s more meaning behind Bert’s stride. “I love the Akron Marathon…it’s my favorite out of the 50-plus I’ve run,” said Bert Hackenberg of Lake Township. “It’s a world class event […]
For Will Brown, running in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series is personal. He’s not necessarily going after personal best times, rather he’s running to support Akron Children’s which has helped his family in the most personal way possible – saving his son’s life. Will’s son, Grayson, was diagnosed with congenital heart defects […]
Days after leaving for a high school trip, Ryan Hayes was in the Akron Children’s emergency department gravely ill from influenza B. Thanks to a rare life support system and specialized team, Ryan just celebrated one more birthday – his 16th.