Akron Children’s Hospital is consolidating outpatient services in a new, regional health center located at 328 E. Hines Hill Road in Boston Heights.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve patient care. Through research and conversations with patient families, we know that one way we can do this is through the patient experience,” said Chris Petrone, operations manager, regional sites, Akron Children’s Hospital. “By bringing a variety of outpatient services under one roof, patient families will have access to our high-quality care in a convenient, close-to-home location.”
The first floor of the 2-story building features a welcome center, urgent care, radiology and laboratory services, as well as more than a dozen specialty services. The second floor of the health center is home to a new pediatric primary care office and rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies, audiology and sports rehab.
Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics
Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Boston Heights is a new office offering primary care for babies, kids and teens, beginning Sept. 24. The office will be staffed with board-certified pediatricians, nurse practitioners and pediatric nurses. The office will be open:
- Monday and Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30-6 p.m.
- Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Akron Children’s Urgent Care currently located at 5655 Hudson Drive in Hudson will relocate to the new health center in Boston Heights on Sept. 23. The urgent care will continue to treat common illnesses and minor injuries, such as nausea, earache, coughs and fever, during convenient weekday and weekend hours. Hours will be 2-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If parents are unsure of whether their child should be taken to an ER or urgent care, here’s a helpful guide.
The Rehabilitation Services office located at 5655 Hudson Drive in Hudson will move to the new health center on Sept. 24. The new office will feature 5 therapy rooms and 8,500 square-feet of gym space for sports rehab, exercise, sensory integration and gross motor skills. The space will also feature an indoor track for walking, rehab bikes and tricycles, as well as access to an audio booth and hearing aid room. Aquatic therapy will continue to be offered at the Akron Children’s Sports Rehab at LifeCenter Plus Health and Fitness Center located at 5133 Darrow Road in Hudson.
The health center’s flexible design allows for more than a dozen specialties to function in the same space, including allergy/immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology and diabetes, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ENT), plastic and reconstructive surgery, pulmonology, rheumatology, sports medicine and urology. The space also offers convenient access to laboratory services and diagnostic tools such as X-ray, echocardiography and EKG to accommodate patients’ needs.
Free community open house
The community is invited to get a sneak peek of the new health center on Sat., Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-noon with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature self-guided tours, light refreshments and family entertainment.
Health Center opening
Urgent Care will open at the Boston Heights facility on Monday, Sept. 23. All other health center services will open Tuesday, Sept. 24.