July 2012

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July 2012

Palliative Care Center comes full circle

The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center was named a 2012 Circle of Life Award winner by the American Hospital Association. The award, presented to three programs in the country, recognized the center for its innovative work in improving care for patients. The center recently marked its 10th birthday at a celebration at the Akron Civic Theatre. Read more

A voice for others
Tyler Froats, a talented musician from Medina, represented Akron Children’s July 23 – 24 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Children’s Hospital Association’s annual Family Advocacy Day. Tyler met with members of Congress and discussed his 13-year battle with cancer. Learn more
Simulation center improves quality of care
Akron Children's recently opened the Simulation Center for Safety and Reliability. The center focuses on improving technical expertise, strengthening multidisciplinary teamwork and enhancing communication among physicians, nurses, paramedics and other health care providers. Learn more
Mahoning Valley expands surgical services
In August, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will add general pediatric surgery to its list of services offered at the Kikel Center for Pediatric Surgery. As a result, newborns, children and teens will no longer have to travel to receive non-urgent, surgical procedures. Read more
Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Harness Race Rally
  Friday, Aug. 10
Northfield Park
7 p.m. 
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Alex's Playground Installation and Community Build
  Aug. 4 - 5, 2012
Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
8 a.m.
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Kerwyn Jones, MD, named chair
Kerwyn Jones, MD, was recently named chair of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics. He joined the hospital in 2001 as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and will replace longtime chair Dennis Weiner, MD. Jones earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Read more

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