Staff helps make transport and emergency surgery more bearable

2013-05-15 09:03:32 by Kristin Withers - Patient Family, as posted on the blog.

Our family recently needed the services of Akron Children's for my daughter. We were initially seen at our local campus in Boardman. Everyone was wonderful and very attentive to my daughter. They took our concerns seriously and were wonderful at explaining things to us. We needed to be transported to the main campus in Akron for surgical consult.

The ambulance crew was wonderful. The 3 gentlemen who took us were wonderful with my daughter and myself. Once at the main campus, my daughter was put at ease by all of the staff and I felt very confident we made the right choice to go to Akron Children's Hospital.

My daughter ended up having emergency appendectomy surgery and has since fully recovered. I am grateful for such a wonderful children's hospital that took a scared and sick 8 year old and put her at ease and healed her with wonderful care.

The volunteer staff was also amazing and showed wonderful attention to all the patients and their families.

Thank you to all the staff for making a scary situation into a bearable one.

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