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Neonatal Intensive Care

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We provide the highest level of intensive care to sick and premature newborns. In fact, we rank among one of the best in neonatal care among children's hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Among the common prenatal conditions we treat are breathing, intestinal and surgical problems, congenital heart defects, prematurity, and very low birth weight. To do this, we provide a quiet and nurturing environment that closely mimics the womb with subdued lighting and noise; slow, gentle motions when treating preemies; and swaddling to provide a sense of security.

Research has shown that these practices result in:

  • fewer days on the ventilator
  • earlier feeding success
  • shorter hospital stays
  • reduction in complications
  • improved neuro-developmental outcomes during the first 18 months of life

Once settled in the unit, your baby will receive care tailored to their specific needs. We are not only committed to providing the most advanced neonatal care, but also to providing you with the emotional and practical support you need through parent mentors and lactation consultants.

We also encourage Kangaroo Care, or skin-to-skin contact between parent and newborn. This has been shown to stabilize vital signs, such as heart and respiratory rates, and lessen the need for oxygen, while also encouraging bonding.

In addition, we’re a member of the Vermont Oxford Network, a data-sharing collaboration of neonatal professionals worldwide, and one of only 12 centers to be part of the network's quality improvement initiative called, "Your Ideal NICU."

Locations

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NICU
Akron Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Kay Jewelers Pavilion
177 West Exchange Street
Level 6
Akron, Ohio 44302
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NICU, Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Akron Children's NICU at Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
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NICU, Summa
Akron Children's NICU at Summa
Summa Health System - Akron Campus
141 North Forge Street
Akron, Ohio 44304
Fax: 330-375-7416
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NICU, Canton
Akron Children's NICU at Aultman, Canton
Aultman Birth Center,
2600 Sixth Street Southwest
Bedford Building, 4th floor
Canton, Ohio 44710
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NICU, Boardman
Akron Children's NICU at St. Elizabeth
St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
8401 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Special Care Nursery, Boardman
Akron Children's Special Care Nursery, Boardman
Special Care Nursery
6505 Market St.
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-746-8681
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Special Care Nursery, Lorain
Akron Children's Special Care Nursery at Mercy Lorain
Mercy Health - Veard Family Birthing Center
3700 Kolbe Road
Lorain, Ohio 44053
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Special Care Nursery, Warren
Akron Children's Special Care Nursery, Warren
St. Joseph Hospital
667 Eastland Ave. SE
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Special Care Nursery, Wooster Community Hospital
Akron Children's Special Care Nursery, Wooster
Wooster Community Hospital
1761 Beall Ave.
Wooster, Ohio 44691
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Marya Strand
Marya Strand, MD, MS

Chair, Department of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine; Thomas R. & Mary Lynn Crowley Endowed Chair in Neonatology and Maternal Fetal Medicine; Director, Division of Neonatology; Neonatologist-Perinatologist; Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist

Physicians/Providers:

John Ahmann, DO

Neonatologist

Arielle Bokisa, MD

Neonatologist

Justin Buland, DO

Site Director, Mahoning Valley Neonatology; Neonatologist

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Sean Frederick, MD

Neonatologist

Laura Jackson, MD, FAAP

Neonatologist

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Anand Kantak, MD

Neonatologist

Jamie Kistler, MD

Neonatologist

Bianca Leonardi, MD

Neonatologist

Alison Protain, DO

Neonatologist

Scott Schachinger, DO

Neonatologist

Julia Schaffer, MD

Neonatologist

Kathleen Schwabenbauer, MD

Neonatologist

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Adeyemi Sobowale, MD

Neonatologist

Andrew South, MD, MPH

Neonatologist

Jason Tatka, DO FAAP

Pediatric Hospitalist

Emily Wiland, MD

Neonatologist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Lauren Bauman, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Lindsey Bizzaro, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Mary Bulford, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Mallory Capretta, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Indira Carroll, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Kaitlyn Coleridge, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Carol Crawford, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Mary Cugliari, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Brittany Curlutu, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Donati, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Taylor Douglas, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Christen Fenton, DNP, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Dolores Garcia, ADN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Katie Gerbetz, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Cynthia Grand, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Guillan, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Diana Hannay, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Jenna Hospodar, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Lori Inglezakis, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Amy Jackson, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Christina Jenkins, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Kara Kline, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Katelyn Lasek, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Jo Ann Lindeman, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Aimee Madden, PA

Physician Assistant

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Wendy May, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Gina Meenachan, MSN, APRN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Ashley Meiter, BSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Ashley Morales, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Beverly Morrisey, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Marilyn Nibling, DNP, APRN-NNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Norch, APRN- CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Olicker, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Ptak, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Heather Putnam, CNP, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Quarles, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Jaime Rennecker, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Katelyn Ruff, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Brenda Ryder, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Satterfield, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Veronica Shaffer, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Shawn Schuster, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Singley, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Maggie Slavens, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Chelsey Smeiles, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Stokes, Katelyn, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Strader, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

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Melissa Swaney, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Sykes, DNP, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; Co-Lead Advanced Practice Provider

Connie Teal, DNP, APRN-CNS

Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

Hannah Tyrrell, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Eileen Walsh, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Watkins, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Ashley Winner, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Zimmerman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

birth defect, failure to thrive, hyperbilirubinemia, jaundice, respiratory distress syndrome, retinopathy of prematurity, transient tachypnea-newborn



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