When will COVID-19 end? Am I, or my parents, going to get sick? How will I fit in with my peers as I return to the classroom and social situations? With so many unanswered questions and anxiety surrounding the pandemic, the constant roller coaster of the past nearly 2 years has been difficult on all […]
There’s a lot going on at Akron Children’s and in pediatric healthcare, in general, and this section is designed to help keep you in the know.
Your child has a sore throat, cough and fever. Is it COVID-19? Could it be the flu, or maybe just a cold? Viruses that infect the respiratory tract can cause any of these illnesses. All are contagious and share similar symptoms. Eric Robinette, MD, MPH, pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s Hospital, recommends parents be aware not only of […]
When Grace Wakulchik was a Cuyahoga Falls High School student considering a career in health care, a friend’s mother introduced her to a nurse who had earned her master’s degree. At the time, most nurses were trained in hospital-based schools and not colleges. But Grace took her advice and enrolled at Case Western Reserve University. “She suggested that I get a bachelor’s degree in nursing and then a master’s, and that was a big influence in […]
For years, Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos, CEO of Signet Jewelers, has helped spearhead the organization’s partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital. We spoke to Gina about the relationship between our organizations, and how Signet’s commitment to our hospital reinforces the company’s deeply held belief in supporting the communities in which its employees live and work. Signet […]
Dr. Robert “Boomer” Burnstine believed in taking care of and doing right by others – from his family and friends to his patients and employees. For nearly 40 years, the visionary founder of pediatric ophthalmology at Akron Children’s Hospital helped care for and treat countless children with eye diseases and visual system disorders. On Feb. […]
The delta variant has become the predominant cause of COVID-19 infection in Ohio and throughout the country. With cases and hospitalizations on the rise, our children are vulnerable to infection. Dr. Eric Robinette, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s, answers parents’ top questions about the COVID-19 delta variant, the vaccine and ways to […]