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 […]
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.
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 […]
To Chris Gessner, there’s nothing in the health care industry quite as special as a children’s hospital. “I believe it’s the deep connections they have with the communities they serve,” said Chris. “And Akron Children’s community connections are deep and pervasive. It was one of the main things that attracted me here.” Chris began his […]
On Oct. 13, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley broke ground on the $31 million, 22,500-square-foot expansion of our Emergency Department (ED) in Boardman. The project, which is scheduled to be completed later this year,will more than triple the size of our current ED, which was built to accommodate up to 80 patient visits per day […]
On Jan. 12, Kris Grayem, MSN, APRN, RN-BC, was named chief population health officer at Akron Children’s and executive director of Akron Children’s Health Collaborative (ACHC). In her roles, she is responsible for the overall operational and financial performance of ACHC and the hospital’s value-based care programs. Since Jan. 2021, Kris has served as interim executive director […]
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 locally, our children are vulnerable to infection. Dr. Eric Robinette, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Akron Children’s, answers parents’ questions about the COVID-19 delta variant and insights into how close […]