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February 2012
Grant to fund new telehealth program

Akron Children’s Hospital received a $463,593 grant from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation of Hudson to create a new telehealth program. The program will give children with mental health issues the option to go to their local pediatrician’s office and see their behavioral health specialist through a video conference. Read more

Baby Rebekah's journey of the heart

Three-month-old Rebekah Plant was born with a common congenital heart defect, two holes in her heart. Rebekah’s mother, Sarah, recently began writing about her experiences as a first-time mother and Bekah's journey in a collection of blog entries entitled, Following Your Heart. You can read about their journey on the hospital's Inside Children’s blog. Read Bekah's story

Akron radiothon raises $716,484
Listeners tuned in to support the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which was held Feb. 9-11. The 13th annual radiothon raised more than $716,484 for patient care programs and services at Akron Children’s. Thanks to the donors, sponsors, volunteers and staff who made this possible. Read more
Putting patients first in office redesign

The NeuroDevelopmental Science Center recently created a life-sized model in a nearby warehouse to test the efficiency of their new, proposed office space with a simple goal: improving patient care. Learn more about this unique approach

Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
IHOP's National Pancake Day
 

Feb. 28, 2012
Akron/Canton and Mahoning Valley IHOPs
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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Back to the future for electronic medical records
Eliminating paper from medical records is an important initiative for hospitals across the country. Fifty years ago, we started this long transformation with IBM and just 15 large terminals throughout the hospital. Learn more

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