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May 2014
Early Mother's Day delivery makes international headlines

A photo of mono mono twins Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite holding hands right after their birth went viral earlier this month, capturing the attention of national news outlets and people across the country. Drs. Melissa Mancuso and Katherine Wolfe delivered Jenna and Jillian on May 10 at Akron General Medical Center, just in time for Mother’s Day. Between May 9-14, the story generated 644 news stories and more than 634.5 million impressions. Read more
Doctor addresses inmates about addicted babies
Recently, Elena Rossi, MD, associate chair of pediatrics for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, visited the Federal Correctional Institution in Lisbon, Ohio, and addressed a group of inmates about the dangers of drug use in pregnant women. The inmates were participating in a parenting program that promotes and reinforces positive relationships, family values and mutual support among their families. Read more
Partnering to provide neonatal care in Wooster
An agreement between Wooster Community Hospital and Akron Children’s will bring a higher level of neonatal care to Wayne and its surrounding counties. Akron Children’s will operate a Level II special care nursery at the hospital, which will be staffed by our physicians and specialized nurses. Read more
McBrides leave their mark
Drs. John and Margaret McBride are retiring after 43 years in healthcare. They both leave behind an incredible legacy at Akron Children's Hospital. Read more
Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Giant Eagle register campaign
  May 29-June 25
Stores in Summit and Stark counties
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Kids are #1 Run
  June 7, 8 a.m.
Akron campus
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The Color Run
  June 14, 8 a.m.
The Covelli Centre
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One of the best
Akron Children's Hospital was recently named one of 150 great places to work in healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review. Organizations were chosen for their benefits, wellness initiatives, commitment to diversity and inclusion, professional development opportunities and work environments that promote employee satisfaction and work-life balance. Read more

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