There have always been bricks and mortar in Lin Gentile’s life. Lin, vice president, construction & support services at Akron Children’s Hospital, comes from a family of builders, with both her father and brother involved in the construction and maintenance of buildings. When Lin began overseeing Children’s construction and expansion projects, the work came naturally […]
While the cranes, bulldozers, cement mixers, contractor vans and hard-hatted men and women diligently plug away at constructing the $20 million Beeghly campus expansion building structure, a group of 25 service line managers meet in a “war room” nearby to plan out the details. The Transition Steering Committee, chaired by Lisa Taafe, meets every 1-2 […]
It’s 3 a.m. in the ER when the call comes in. There’s been a car accident. A 16-year-old boy – unrestrained and the driver – is being life-flighted. He is in respiratory distress and has head injuries. His 10-year-old brother and front-seat passenger is coming by ambulance. His injuries, neck pain and an obvious deformity to the lower body, appear less serious.
Akron Children’s Hospital, firmly rooted in northeast Ohio and the Midwest since 1890, is looking to a West Coast children’s hospital for guidance as it begins a $200 million expansion of its main campus.