In 2010 Akron Children’s began its journey away from paper medical records to Epic, our electronic medical record system. Eight years later, we rank in the top 6% of hospitals nationally that have fully attained paperless EMR implementation. HIMSS Analytics, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, recently informed the hospital […]
At 11 days old, Milo Horner finally got to rest. He’d been fighting for his life for nearly 9 months in utero and 11 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through it all, Milo’s mom knew he was going to do something great in this world, and she was right. Milo left a […]
When Devika Walia was born at Wooster Community Hospital on Oct. 1, 1999, at 23 weeks gestation, she weighed a mere 1 pound, 6 oz. – her premature birth made all the more harrowing because her mother delivered 3 babies that day. Doctors told the triplets’ parents they likely only had hours to live. Although […]
Fire Truck Day is all about celebrating the recovery of the campers, all burn survivors, at the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children (ACBC) Burn Camp. This annual event has been taking place since the mid ’80s, and from what we can tell, is unique to us. We’ve never heard of another event like ours. You […]
The memory that sticks with Sarah Traw was the calming effect the Air Bear medical helicopter crew had on her after it arrived at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Sarah’s 9-year-old child, Jocelyn, had been hit by a pickup truck July 1 while riding a bike in front of their house in Mineral Ridge, […]
Developed to help adults quit smoking, Juuls and other e-cigarettes are finding an audience in teens who are experimenting with nicotine for the first time. In this Children’s Channel video, Crystal Cole, MD, an adolescent medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, shares the impact these devices may be having on young adults.