June 2012

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June 2012

Akron Children’s and Nationwide receive $13.1 million grant

Akron Children’s, in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, was recently awarded a $13.1 million Health Care Innovation Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The grant will expand Medicaid coverage for 517,000 children in the hospitals’ combined service area and will focus on creating programs that will keep children healthy and out of the hospital. Learn more

Work begins on 1,200-space parking deck
Akron Children’s recently broke ground on a $20 million, six-level parking deck. The deck, will be located on the southwest corner of Exchange and Locust streets and will serve patient families, visitors and hospital staff. With approximately 1,200 parking spaces, the deck is expected to open in September 2013. Learn more
Pedaling towards a goal
team of eight cyclists recently traveled by bike from Oceanside, Calif. to Annapolis, Md. as part of Race Across America. The relay team hoped to raise $100,000 for Akron Children's during its week-long trek that spanned 3,000 miles and 12 states. Learn why they're giving back
Back in the swing of things
Morgan Maclean, a teen who loves basketball and golf, had bouts of supraventricular tachycardia, a rapid heart rate that involved the upper and lower chambers of the heart, keeping her from an active life. Thanks to John Clark, MD, director of the pediatric arrhythmia center at Akron Children’s, she’s back on the course and courts. Read about Morgan’s story
Akron Children's Hospital
Calendar of Events
Palliative Care Center 10th Birthday Celebration
  Friday, July 27
6 p.m.
Akron Civic Theater 
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2nd annual Clubs for Kids Golf Classic
  Wednesday, Aug. 1
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Lake Club, Youngstown 
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Wind chimes create new sound
When Akron Children’s Garden of Hope and Healing’s co-chairs, Marianne Sanders and Joyce Hamaker wanted something to distract from the sounds of Exchange Street, they enlisted the help of students from Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The students spent nine months creating wind chimes for the garden. Read more

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