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January 2012

Akron Children’s receives Magnet re-designation

Akron Children’s Hospital has been re-designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. Akron Children’s is one of only 34 pediatric hospitals nationally to receive this distinction. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovative nursing practices. Read more

Beeghly campus upgrades radiology services

Akron Children's Mahoning Valley has upgraded its radiology department at the Beeghly campus. Primarily funded by a $1 million donation from the Kikel Charitable Trust, the enhancements and upgrades include new transcranial Doppler equipment that uses ultrasound waves to detect at-risk stroke in sickle cell patients. Learn more

New device could reduce scoliosis surgeries

Todd Ritzman, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Akron Children’s, and Stephen Fening, PhD, director of orthopedic devices for ABIA, have obtained patents to test a magnet device that could reduce surgeries for children with scoliosis. As a result, the Austen BioInnovation Insitute (ABIA) in Akron recently announced the formation of APTO Orthopaedics, a medical device company that will work to commercialize the device. Learn more

Leaving a legacy

For more than 20 years, Keith and Joanne Jones’ daughters, Kim, Karen and Kathy, received care at Akron Children’s for cystic fibrosis. In 2010, the Barberton couple made a planned gift to the hospital as their way of saying thank you. Read Keith and Joanne’s story

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Have a Heart, Do Your Part radiothon
 

Feb. 9-11, 2012
Atrium lobby
Times vary

Pizza Joe's Penny a Box Campaign
 

Jan. 1 - April 30, 2012
Mahoning Valley locations

 
Holiday Tree Festival sets record

The 30th annual Holiday Tree Festival, which was held this past November, raised more than $240,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital, the largest amount collected in its history. Read more


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