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May 2013

Here we grow again

Akron Children’s Hospital is growing and expanding – again! On May 2, Akron Children’s signed a letter of intent to operate the inpatient pediatric unit at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Aultman will be our fourth satellite, inpatient pediatric location. By working together, Aultman and Akron Children’s will be able to offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. Hear more


Put on your hard hats
Construction for the new building  on the Akron campus is underway, and now you can watch it as it happens with our new EarthCam camera and interactive archive calendar. Images are updated every 15 minutes, and a time-lapse video features the progress since work began this spring. Watch now
Giant Eagle to raise money

During the month of June, Giant Eagle and Akron Children’s are partnering to raise money for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. Giant Eagle stores in Portage, Stark and Summit counties are collecting donations at the register to support our patients. Read a patient spotlight story

ACHP baby boom

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics (ACHP) is experiencing a baby boom of its own. Fourteen of the 77 ACHP doctors are either expecting, or have recently welcomed a baby into their families. This first-hand parenting experience is providing lessons not taught in medical school. Read more

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events

May 30, 11 a.m.
Perkins Square Park
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Kids Are Number One Run

June 2, 8 a.m.
Perkins Square Park
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Quaker Steak and Lube Give Back Night

June 5, 5 – 8 p.m.
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Kangarooing in the NICU

Kangaroo care, which refers to skin-to-skin contact between a parent and child, provides many health benefits to babies and their parents. Akron Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) held a kangaroo-a-thon during the month of May to encourage as many parents as possible to engage in this special kind of TLC. Read the story

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