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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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Overview

With about 100,000 patient visits a year, we have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of emergencies in infants, children, teens and young adults. We're familiar with the vast differences in children's anatomy, injuries and illnesses, and are able to provide treatment that meets their unique medical needs.

We have one focus: kids.

Akron Children's Hospital's experienced team of pediatric board-certified doctors, nurses, technicians and child life specialists have special training and knowledge in pediatric emergency medicine. We understand children have different muscular, skeletal, vascular and neurological systems from adults, and they're at higher risk for head injuries and blood loss. We also understand even their symptoms are different. For instance, children can maintain normal blood pressure even when they're in critical condition.

If your child or teen is experiencing a mental health crisis, our Akron ER offers behavioral health emergency services with staff trained to evaluate and treat children and teens who present with mental and behavioral problems. The Akron ED has 5 rooms specifically equipped for these patients with muted colors and safety features designed to create a calming environment that can minimize anxiety and aggression.

Our training and experience have not only taught us how to deal with pediatric medical emergencies, but also how to:

  • Provide treatment that meets the unique medical needs of infants, children, teens, and young adults. This includes giving medications and using special equipment in specific ways.
  • Detect problems in children who are unable to be patient and cooperative.
  • Ease the pain and anxiety that a medical emergency can cause families.

 

Security Screenings at the Emergency Department entrances

To provide a safe, secure environment for all of our patients, visitors and staff, we screen all patients, families and visitors entering our Akron and Beeghly campus emergency departments.

  • Patients and visitors will be greeted by a Public Safety officer.
  • The officer will inspect all bags and ask visitors to pass through a metal detector to check for weapons, illegal drugs and other dangerous items.
  • Patients needing immediate attention will be assisted by ED staff and screened with a hand-held device once the patient is stabilized in an exam room.
  • Patients arriving by ambulance will be screened by a hand-held device once they are stabilized in an exam room. Visitors arriving by ambulance may be screened by hand-held device or asked to walk through the metal detector.

Legally possessed items may be stored in the owner’s vehicle or secured by the Public Safety officer in a locker during the visitor’s stay for retrieval when leaving the hospital. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping us ensure everyone’s safety at the hospital.

Locations/Contact Us

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ER, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital
177 W. Exchange St.
Level 1
Akron, Ohio 44302
Fax: 330-543-3761
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ER, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Beeghly Campus
6505 Market St.
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-9211
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Laura Pollauf
Laura Pollauf, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician; Medical Staff Past President

Physicians/Providers:

Naa Adorkor Allotey, MD

Director, Emergency Medical Services; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Lauren Archer, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Edward Beatty, DO

Emergency Medicine Physician

Bruce Benton, MD

Pediatric Emergency Physician

Michael Billow, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Jessica Chen, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Mary Costello, MD

Site Director, Mahoning Valley Emergency Services; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

M. Stacia Dearmin, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Gregg DiGiulio, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Urgent Care; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Osama El-Assal, MD, PhD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

John Yahya Golestan, MD, FAAPEM

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Adarsh Gupta, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Jeffrey Jinks, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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Crystal Joyce, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Sarah Kline Krammes, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Timothy Lee, MD

Medical Director, Behavioral Health Emergency Services; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

James Lee, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

R. Esther Lutes, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician

David Magoolaghan, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Huwaida Mansour, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Emily McFerren, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Mary Joanna McIntyre, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Lisa Miyatake, DO

Pediatrician

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Lauren Ousley, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Cortney Owoc, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Nirali Patel, MD

Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Danielle Paulin, DO, MA, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Amy Petrunak, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Maria Ramundo, MD

Director, Pediatric Residency Program; Associate Chair of Pediatrics for Academic Affairs; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

James Rectenwald, DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Shawn Robinson, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Emily Scott, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Eric Singer, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Joseph Stoker, DO, FACEP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Sudershan Subedi, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Daniel Tabaka, DO, FAAP

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Julia Tanguay, DO

Pediatrician

Thomas Wolski, Jr., DO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Jennifer Duve, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Laura Etling-Shwonek, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Carrie Litten, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jenny Michel, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Lindsey Miller, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Tawny Miller, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner