Always the eager learner, Crestwood 6th grader Heidi Jessel put up with ear pain for weeks because she didn’t want to miss school. As an educator, her mom understood the importance of her being in school, but also knew Heidi needed another follow-up for her months-long ear issue. When she learned Akron Children’s School-Based Health […]
Finding a primary care provider through virtual interviews
Technology has offered us new ways to connect with friends and family, and it’s also providing families with another way to get to know a primary care provider. Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics and the Locust Pediatric Care Group now offer free provider interviews via telehealth. “We know choosing the right primary care provider for a […]
Which type of virtual visit is right for your child?
As more of us get comfortable with interfacing remotely – at school, work and even for social functions – the idea of getting health care delivered virtually is also taking off. “We’re seeing more interest in virtual visits because busy families like options and technology is allowing us to provide convenient care while maintaining the […]
Home Health nurse delivers shot of courage
It was the happiest Jeremiah Skaggs-Bradley has ever been after getting a blood draw. And the 5-year-old from Warren has had his share of anxiety-ridden needle experiences. “It’s so bad. It’s horrible. It breaks my heart and sometimes I have to leave the room,” his mother, Melinda Skaggs, said about her son’s typical blood draw […]
Marci Matthews endows telehealth chair with $1 million gift
When crisis hits, one truth stands firm at Akron Children’s Hospital: Our patients still need us. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic reached the community, Akron Children’s immediately went into action to expand the hospital’s current telehealth efforts, increasing remote access to health care for patients and their families. Now through the generosity of […]
Akron Children’s care where and when you need it
Caring for kids is a 24/7 job so Akron Children’s is making sure parents have access to quality health care when and where it’s needed. Whether it’s in the midst of a pandemic or just before bedtime, we’re proud to offer tools to make managing your child’s health simple and stress-free. Quick Care Online: Convenient […]
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