For 10 years, Akron Children’s Hospital has been supporting Haitian pediatric heart patients through a partnership with St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, and the milestones achieved along the way are nothing short of life-changing. How it all started After a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake ripped through Haiti in 2010, Akron Children’s staff visited the island country to […]
Akron Children's Hospital has an affiliation agreement with St. Damien Hospital, which is located in Port-au-Prince and is the only free pediatric hospital in Haiti. Many of our dedicated doctors, nurses and staff travel regularly to Haiti to help deliver medical supplies and care for the many sick children who come to St. Damien's for medical treatment.
When Dr. Jeff Kempf, retired director of the global health program and emergency medicine physician, counts his blessings, he often thinks about Haiti and its people. It was because of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, that Dr. Kempf was able to develop a transformative program to bring health care and support services […]
Say hello to this beautiful, 5-year-old boy from Haiti. He has a chance to live thanks to many caring people coming together at the perfect time from all over the world, including nurses and doctors in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Akron and hospital administration. Director Dr. Jeffrey Kempf says our Global Health team […]
Growing up in Cleveland, Dr. John Pope says he didn’t know much about Akron. Now, after 19 years at Akron Children’s Hospital, he can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I decided early on that this is where I wanted to stay until I retire,” Dr. Pope said. “When I came here from Cleveland I said, this […]