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 […]
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.
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 […]
Tom Murdough is known as many things. Inventor, employer, pioneer, husband, father, grandfather. The innovator and founder of Little Tikes, Step2 and Simplay3 also embodies another important moniker: philanthropist. Together with his wife, Joy, Tom has supported organizations across northeast Ohio, including Akron Children’s Hospital. Since 1983, the couple has donated over $2 million to […]
Over the past year, COVID-19 has disrupted just about every aspect of our lives — from virtual school to work-at-home orders to canceled social and sporting events. So it’s no surprise many families are desperate to get their lives back to some form of normalcy in this New Year. With millions of vaccinations being distributed […]