There were lots of smiles as the sun was finally shining in Northeast Ohio for the 2019 Akron Children’s Hospital Annual Employee Appreciation Meal on June 26. This year’s event was extra special because it also celebrated CEO Emeritus Bill Considine’s 40th anniversary at Akron Children’s.
In years past, the employee appreciation meal was served inside the Kids Café. This year, in honor of Mr. Considine’s anniversary, the picnic-style meal was just outside the hospital doors in Perkins Square Park.
Mr. Considine’s favorite songs of yesterday and today filled the park, and a photo booth allowed employees to pose with giant cutouts of him through the decades.
Also, late night staff enjoyed breakfast, which featured a Belgian waffle bar, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, a parfait bar and much more, in the Kids Café with Mr. Considine and other members of leadership.
All in all, the day was a true testament to the many ways Akron Children’s gives back to the employees who work hard each day to live out the hospital’s mission each day.