Community members, government officials and employees came out to attend the open house at Akron Children’s Hospital’s new health center in Mansfield.
The event’s ribbon-cutting ceremony featured remarks from the hospital’s President and CEO Grace Wakulchik, Hospital Chaplain Matthew Tweddle, and local Mansfield mother Tabitha Koeller, whose daughter Brooklynn has been a patient at Akron Children’s since birth.
Grace noted the hospital’s commitment to ensuring busy families, wherever they live, can find quality pediatric care close to home.
“At Akron Children’s, we want kids to be kids – whatever challenges they may be facing,” said Grace. “We are here to support families day-in and day-out with convenient primary care, urgent care and specialty care. This new space is designed for healing, collaboration and ease of access for local families.”
During the open house, visitors were greeted by friendly faces, entertainment and larger-than-life murals and artwork as they toured the more than 32,000-square-foot building.
The health center features:
- primary care
- urgent care
- rehabilitative services
- specialty services, including allergy/immunology, cardiology, gastroenterology, hemostasis and thrombosis, laboratory services, maternal fetal medicine, nephrology, orthopedics, radiology and urology.
The Akron Children’s Health Center, Mansfield is located at 1029 S. Trimble Road in Mansfield. The center officially opens March 26.
Open House on March 23
At the event, families enjoyed entertainment from “Mr. Zap” who created all types of thrilling bubbles – from tiny to life size. A magician also amazed visitors with puppets and clever routines.
To help showcase the health center, a scavenger hunt path led guests through the space and ended with a prize and an opportunity to have fun in a photo booth.