Letter from the Executive Director

John Zoilo

John Zoilo

Dear Friends,

‘Family’ is a word that carries a lot of weight at Akron Children’s Hospital.

It drives the way we approach patient care. It guides the way we structure our facilities – from patient rooms to respite centers. And it defines anyone who walks through our doors.

As a contributor to Akron Children’s Hospital, you are a part of our hospital family. In 2012, your support helped us grow in ways we never imagined. We ended the year with more than $20 million raised through individual contributions, fundraisers, grants, our “Building on the Promise” campaign and more. It was one of the most monumental years we’ve ever experienced.

Just like any family grows over time, so does our hospital.

One of the ways we experience this is by establishing new divisions, programs and services, like the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center.

In 2012, the center’s physicians performed our first-ever epilepsy surgery, giving hope and a second chance to one local boy. New opportunities like this help us provide the best possible care to the children of our hospital communities and beyond, allowing us to expand our regional presence.

As we grow regionally, so does our donor family.

In this issue of Children’s Progress, you’ll read about other stories and more successes that reflect a growing family of people who want to support our mission. Read about the achievements of recent events like the Handel’s Koins for Kids campaign and our annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon. Plan to attend one of our upcoming events, and learn about the latest developments taking place at our hospital.

It’s a privilege to be a part of Akron Children’s – and to have the support of people like you, who are just as committed to ensuring that world-class pediatric care thrives in northeast Ohio.

Thank you for being a part of our family.

John D. Zoilo
Executive Director
Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation

Letter from the Executive Director
Published: April 11, 2013
Publication: Children's Progress
Issue: Spring

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