Matt Hirsch, regional facilities engineer, goes by many titles at Akron Children’s: maintenance engineer, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technician, plumber, electrician and “fix-it” guy. When he began doing off-site maintenance work, he added a new title: ambassador. “Six years ago, the regional facilities role was created at Children’s,” Matt said. “Bill Considine (Akron […]
Anyone who has played organized sports has likely heard the saying, “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.” The idea of people pulling together to achieve a common goal makes sense to Gayle Zimmerman, coordinator, accreditation. “I knew I could never be a nurse,” Gayle said. “I’m definitely not a ‘medical’ person, but I knew I […]
While the bright lights and sparkle of the Akron Children’s Holiday Tree Festival may be virtual this year, the heart-warming stories that bring many of the trees to life are still very real, like Addison Tolley’s brave battle with cancer. Bright-eyed and active Addison was home rehabbing a torn ligament in her knee when her […]
The stories behind the trees are the heart and soul of the Holiday Tree Festival. For 36 years people have been inspired to decorate and donate trees to support Akron Children’s Hospital for a variety of reasons, and Megan Mullet’s first grade students are no exception. After one of her students, Austin Kurtz, had to […]
Visit the 32nd annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center from Nov.23- Dec.1, and see the trees, wreaths and holiday gifts. Admission to the festival is free. For more information visit akronchildrens.org/treefestival.
We were blessed to have been able participate in Akron Children’s Holiday Tree Festival preview party on Nov. 16. In fact, we were so excited that we didn’t think to get a little boy sitter for the evening. Fortunately the event was so intriguing to our little mister that it wasn’t a problem for his entertainment.