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July 2014

Renovations begin in Mahoning Valley

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has begun a $2 million renovation project  to its Special Care Nursery (SCN) and Pediatric Inpatient Unit on the Beeghly campus to better meet patient needs. Philanthropic support for this project has been provided through a $1 million gift from Eleanor Watanakunakorn. The new SCN will be named in honor of her granddaughter, Alexis. Read more

Akron Children's named "Most Wired"


Akron Children’s has once again been named a “Most Wired” hospital. Sixty seven percent of Most Wired hospitals, including Akron Children’s, share patient information electronically with specialists and care providers which reduces the likelihood of medical errors. Read more
Dr. Schaner celebrates 50 years

Louis J. Schaner, MD, a pediatrician at the Perry Township and Alliance Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics offices, recently celebrated his 50th year as a practicing pediatrician. Schaner still sees about 20-to-25 patients a day. Read more

Adaptive sports program provides competitive outlet

Akron Children’s patient Casey was born was spina bifida, but that hasn’t prevented him from participating in track. He began wheelchair racing in 2006 at the age of 7 and set a national record at the age of 8. Read more

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Clubs for Kids
Golf Classic

Aug. 1, 2014, 9 a.m.
Youngstown Country Club
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Harness Race Rally
  Aug. 8, 2014, 6 p.m.
Northfield Park
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Forest Heritage Festival
  Aug. 9, 2014, 9 a.m.
Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds
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Akron Children’s is one of the “Best of Akron”

Akron Life recently released its “Best of Akron” issue. Akron Children’s received recognition for the Holiday Tree Festival and “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon and as the best place to volunteer. Read more

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