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April 2014

Interior work begins on new building

In early April, the hospital held a topping out to celebrate the last concrete pouring for the new patient care building on our Akron campus. During the event, a symbolic tree was placed on top of the construction site. The ceremony concluded with the keys to the building being turned over to the interior construction crew. The building will be completed next year. Read more

Collaboration for pediatric cancer research

Akron Children’s is collaborating with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to offer phase 2 clinical trials to pediatric cancer patients, like Trevor Weigand. Trevor was diagnosed with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a form of cancer. The chemotherapy used to treat this type of cancer has been approved for use with adults, but not with children. Read more

$6 million raised for our Valley's children

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley recently launched the public phase of its multi-year Building on the Promise: A Vision for our Valley’s Children campaign. To date, the campaign has raised $6 million of the $18 million goal. Read more

Cleft palate surgery tweeted

In April, Akron Children’s live tweeted 8-month old Noor Mustafa’s second surgery to repair her cleft palate. Before and during the surgery, Ananth Murthy, MD, medical director of the craniofacial center and speech surgery clinic, answered frequently asked questions about the condition. Follow the surgery

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Champions for Our Valley's Children

May 13, 5:30 p.m.
The Lake Club, Poland
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Diamond Classic for Kids

May 15, 6:35 p.m.
Canal Park
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For the kids!

Kent State University and Walsh University both hosted dance marathons this month to support Akron Children’s Hospital. The marathons featured non-stop dancing, games, activities and patient visits. Combined, the marathons raised more than $30,000 "for the kids!" Read more

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