As the cases of hepatitis rise among children worldwide, many parents have questions about the disease outbreak and how they can protect their children. Dr. Michael Bigham, chief quality officer, critical care center at Akron Children’s Hospital, answers some commonly asked questions about this hepatitis outbreak in kids. What you’re seeing in regards to 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 […]
Are you wondering if your child should receive the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine? As children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive it, we want parents to have all the information they need. Critical care physicians Drs. Michael Bigham and Michael Forbes, and infectious disease physician Dr. Eric Robinette recently participated in a […]
We’ve all heard the saying ‘quality and safety are at the heart of everything we do’ when referring to the high-quality, safe and efficient care Akron Children’s employees strive for every day. For Dr. Michael Bigham, the hospital’s chief quality officer (CQO), leading this charge isn’t just his job, it’s his passion. In his role, […]
Days after leaving for a high school trip, Ryan Hayes was in the Akron Children’s emergency department gravely ill from influenza B. Thanks to a rare life support system and specialized team, Ryan just celebrated one more birthday – his 16th.