Campfire sing-alongs, gooey s’mores and cabin games are summer camp traditions that create lasting childhood memories. For kids with tracheostomies and other respiratory needs, these magical moments of summer are all made possible at Fresh Air Camp. The camp serves children, ages 6-18, with tracheostomies, ventilator-dependency and other respiratory technology needs. It’s a collaboration between […]
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.
As life gets back on track for many families, some activities, such as concerts, sporting events and travels abroad, may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for the health and safety of everyone. Rather than relying on paper CDC vaccine cards that can get lost or left behind, MyChart is making it easy with digital vaccination […]
For many years, Akron Children’s has contracted with school districts throughout Northeast Ohio to provide health services in local schools to address minor medical issues, as well as oversee the ongoing health needs of children who have chronic conditions, like asthma and diabetes, and those who are medically complex (ventilator-dependent or require tube feedings). In […]
Congratulations to 18 students who were recently awarded the Employee Foundation Council’s (EFC) prestigious Hagey Scholarship. For this year, the EFC nearly doubled the number of scholarship awards, giving 18 recipients $1,800 each. The EFC also extended scholarship eligibility to college freshman and even some graduate students due to the impact COVID-19 had on the […]
With recent news that Pfizer-BioNTech has delayed its submission of data to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and is possibly considering a 3-dose regimen of the COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years of age, you may be wondering if your young child should receive it. Akron Children’s wants parents to have the […]
As parents of three active boys, it didn’t take long for Dave and Julie Pratt to become familiar with the Emergency Department at Akron Children’s Hospital. Visits became common, helping the family mend broken bones and stitch up cuts. “One weekend we had each boy in there for something different,” said Julie. “By the third […]