Although she was recently named Akron Children’s Magnet Nurse of the Year for exemplifying excellence in professional practice, Fran Feesler, MSN, APRN, FNP, an advanced practice provider (APP) in the Heart Center, didn’t initially plan to become a nurse. “I have a degree in elementary education, but in the early ‘90s teaching jobs were scarce,” […]
For many years, Akron Children’s has contracted with school districts throughout Northeast Ohio to provide health services in local schools to address minor medical issues, as well as oversee the ongoing health needs of children who have chronic conditions, like asthma and diabetes, and those who are medically complex (ventilator-dependent or require tube feedings). In […]
Cindy Bennett-Brown, pediatric and adult nurse practitioner, has always had two speeds: fast and off. Cindy’s mother, a nurse who worked at Robinson Memorial Hospital, recognized early on that Cindy liked the “adrenaline rush” she got from being where the action is, especially through sports. After Cindy graduated from nursing school, Akron Children’s burn center […]
APP Award for Outstanding Physician Congratulations to Dr. James Besunder, pediatric intensivist and critical care division director, for being named the 2019 Outstanding Physician by the Advanced Practice Providers Awards Committee for his longstanding commitment to advanced practice providers. Ann Marie Brown, the first pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), had […]
Congratulations to Cynthia Grand, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, neonatal nurse practitioner, for being named the 2018 recipient of the Debra Lee Seiber Nursing Excellence Award. The award, which was created in memory of longtime nurse practitioner Deb Seiber, who passed away in 2013 and worked in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Summa, is presented […]
An infant’s innate need to suck can make pacifiers a helpful item for baby and parents alike. In this Children’s Channel video, Monique Malmer, MSN, RN, PPCNP-BC, Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Warren office, discusses when you may want to give your child a pacifier, as well as when you might need to take it away.