A wise person once said it’s what’s on the inside that counts, and for local families looking for pediatric care close to home, the new Akron Children’s health center in Mansfield doesn’t disappoint. The 32,350 square-foot facility, which is designed to offer an array of services for babies, kids and teens, is every bit as […]
During a recent visit in our new Infusion and Sedation Center, 13-year-old Colton settled in front of a large video wall to play a car racing game. For kids like Colton, video games are a welcome distraction while they’re receiving infusions, which usually take several hours to complete. The new play zone, which features the […]
Happily anticipating her arrival, Mariah Garland and Robert Downs were excited to finally meet their daughter, Natalie, on Nov. 22, 2014. The young parents from Barberton felt so blessed to have such a happy and healthy baby girl — or so they thought. During a routine 1-month wellness checkup, Natalie’s head circumference had gone from […]
Coping with illness, injury and hospitalization is stressful for even adults. Imagine, for a minute, being a child faced with strange people, bright lights, loud noises and scary looking machines. For many kids and teens the hospital environment invokes a lot of stress and anxiety because they aren’t quite sure what to expect when they […]
When Bobbijo and Dustin Hostlers’ newborn son, Logan, began to aspirate and turn blue after taking a bottle May 9, they knew they needed help to resuscitate him. They tried to dial 911 but they discovered with horror that the phone wasn’t working. They needed to come up with a plan B.