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 June 2013

Akron Children’s honored by U.S. News

For the third consecutive year, Akron Children’s was ranked in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospital listing. The hospital was recognized in seven pediatric specialties including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Read more


Pediatric pulmonary function lab opens

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley opened a new 
pulmonary function lab to help diagnose breathing problems, such as asthma, in children. Akron Children’s is one of only two pulmonary labs in the Mahoning Valley and the only free-standing pulmonary function lab for pediatric patients. Read more

Model provides sneak peak of new building

A LEGO® replica of the new building on the Akron campus was the highlight of a luncheon following the building’s groundbreaking ceremony on May 30. The building was constructed with more than 12,000 blocks, which came from all over the world, and took more than 120 volunteer hours to complete. Read more

Summer fun for cancer patients

Camp Ed Bear 2013 provided more than 90 patients who have undergone, or who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer or blood disorders, a chance to enjoy a weekend of camping fun featuring crafts, zip lining, rock climbing, canoe rides and many other activities. This year’s camp had an international theme and included internationally-inspired cuisine. View photo gallery

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
MV Scrappers Family Fun Day & Change Bandit Kickoff

July 14, 5:05 p.m.
Eastwood Field
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Harness Race Rally

Aug. 2, 7 p.m.
Northfield Park
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Clubs for Kids Golf Classic

Aug. 2, 11 a.m.
Youngstown Country Club
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All “fore” charity

The Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital is once again partnering with Northern Ohio Golf Charities Inc. to raise money for Akron Children’s Hospital at the 2013 World Golf Championships® Bridgestone Invitational, July 31 – Aug. 4 at Firestone Country Club. Proceeds from the “Birdies for Charity” contest and 75 percent of the sales from the “TICKETS Fore CHARITY” promotion will benefit the hospital. Read more

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