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 August 2013

Sounds of surgery

There are many sounds in a hospital, such as the beeping of machines and overhead announcements. And if you’re near the operating room, you may also hear something different: music. While some surgeons prefer silence in the operating room, others believe music adds a relaxing element to an otherwise stressful environment. Learn more

 

Ball machine gets some T.L.C.

 
For 20 years, the familiar sounds of the Incrediball Circus, also known as the “ball machine,” have greeted patients and employees in the atrium lobby on the Akron campus. To ensure that the joyful noises continue well into the future, the artwork recently underwent renovations, including a thorough cleaning and a fresh coat of paint. Read more
The bond of Turner syndrome
 
Catherine Ward-Melver, MD, a clinical geneticist at Akron Children’s, and her husband recently adopted Zoe from China. Both Ward-Melver and her daughter share a special bond, Turner syndrome, a genetic condition in which a woman does not have the usual pair of two X chromosomes. Read more
Giant Eagle donates more than $78,000
 
Representatives from Giant Eagle stores presented Akron Children’s Hospital with a check for $78,395 during hematology/oncology awareness night at the Akron Aeros game on Aug. 23 at Canal Park. The money was raised earlier this summer at 26 Giant Eagle stores in Portage, Summit and Stark counties. The money benefits the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital. Read more
Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Children’s Caravan Teddy Bear Run
 

Sept. 15, noon
Perkins Square Park
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Miracles & Promises radiothon
 

Sept. 18 – 20, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Beeghly campus, Building D 
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Walk for Babies
 

Sept. 22, 8 a.m.
Akron Zoo
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Akron Children’s expands services in Wooster
Akron Children’s Hospital and Wooster Community Hospital signed an agreement in July to increase the services Akron Children’s offers at the hospital. Akron Children’s pediatricians will treat pediatric inpatients, care for newborns in the obstetrics unit and cover high-risk deliveries. Read more

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