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February 2014

Akron Children’s receives traumatic brain injury grant

Akron Children’s Hospital recently received a 5-year, $400,000 grant to help create a traumatic brain injury prevention program. The funding will allow the hospital to hire a traumatic brain injury prevention coordinator for the initiative, and efforts will include distributing injury prevention information sheets during well-child visits at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics’ (ACHP) offices and working with a local community to pass rules for youth bike helmet use. Read more


Akron radiothon raises $654,962

Thanks to our Change Bandits, volunteers, WKDD and our supporters who helped make the 15th annual “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon a success. The event, which broadcasted live on 98.1 WKDD from Akron Children’s Hospital Atrium Lobby Feb. 13-15., raised $654,962 for the hospital. Read more

John Pope receives Distinguished Service Award

John Pope, MD, associate director of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), recently received the Distinguished Service Award for his service in the PICU and other contributions to the hospital. Bill Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s, presented Pope with the award on Jan. 23. Read more

Breathing easy

Kelly Colwell, pediatric neonatal respiratory specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, became the first person to graduate from Youngstown State University’s new online master’s program in respiratory care. He’s also the first in Ohio to earn this advanced degree online. Read more

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IHOP Pancake Day

March 4
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American Girl Fashion Show

March 8-9
Antone's Banquet Centre
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Everything you need to know for 2014 tax planning

Start the new year off right by getting an early start on your tax planning for 2014. The sooner you understand your income tax situation, the sooner you can address your tax liabilities. By investing a little time now, you may be able to save big later. Read more

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