1. Our NICU administration celebrated the nursing staff’s diligence to eliminate central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) over the last 1,000 days in the Akron unit.
2. Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) families participated in a fun “reverse trick-or-treat.” Each baby received a handmade costume from Rocky River High School’s fashion design and service learning classes.
3. Two and a half year old Brantley Morse got to test out his costume as Carl from the movie “Up” at a fall festival and looked forward to celebrating Halloween.
4. It was a Happy Pediatric Nurses Week! We can never thank all of our nurses enough for the amazing work they do every day.
7. Born with allergies to berries, eggs, dairy and peanuts, Nicole Bowersox is cautious with all foods. Thanks to the teal pumpkin project, Nicole is able to enjoy trick-or-treat without worries about her allergies.
8. Most of Scotland’s life has been spent in the hospital tethered to so many tubes and wires so his mom, Jillian, would look for a small patch of skin to rub to comfort him. He was born, as she puts it, with half a heart.
9. 10-year-old cancer survivor Kylie Jacobs and Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Dr. Megan Sampson had their dancing shoes ready for the 8th annual Dancing for the Kids event at the Akron Civic Theater.