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The Pediatric Pulse - News for our Medical Staff
February 2017
Pioneering pediatrician retires after 55 years of devoted service to children
Dr. Robert Stone has officially retired, ending a distinguished career that spanned a time of great progress in pediatrics, including the dawn of many pediatric specialties. Among his many achievements were his contributions to the treatment of gastrointestinal problems and cystic fibrosis. Read more
From the Medical Staff President
In this month’s letter, Dr. White summarizes the work of the Credentialing and Bylaws committees. He also recommends a recent Grand Rounds presentation by Dr. Sumru Bilge-Johnson on burnout in the medical profession, which will be the topic of an upcoming medical staff survey. Read more 
Welcome New Providers
Akron Children’s is pleased to introduce the newest members of our medical staff. Read more

Get to know our providers
A few Akron Children’s providers are featured in recent blog posts including:

Advanced Practice Providers
Poster presentations with an APP as either the principle investigator or co-principal investigator are being accepted for APRN/PA Pediatric Updates for Clinical Practice on May 10. The deadline for submissions is March 15. Read more
Upcoming Events
Grand Rounds Akron
  • 3/3 Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 
  • 3/10 Update on Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) 
  • 3/17 Why Hospitals Should Fly 
  • 3/31 Hower Award – A Series of Experiences 

Grand Rounds MV
  • 3/22 Reducing Infant Mortality 

Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum
  • 3/1 Suffering All Around Me, How Do I Keep Bouncing Back? Building Resiliency in a Trauma-Exposed Environment 
  • 3/15 Schwartz Center Rounds 

Pediatric Medicine Conferences
  • 3/3 Annual Sports Medicine Conference 
  • 4/5 Annual Pediatric Update for the Practicing Physician
Find all events on the CME Calendar

Enduring CME 
Watch past Grand Rounds online for CME credit. 

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Contact Us
Medical Staff Services provides information about credentialing, bylaws, policies and more.  Visit Medical Staff Services on myKidsnet for more information.  Send questions, comments or topics you'd like to see addressed in future issues to 
Hospital News
Groundbreaking on March 9
Don’t miss the groundbreaking for the expansion of the Considine Professional Building on March 9 at 11 a.m. in the building’s first floor lobby.
Our commitment to Akron students grows
Akron Children’s has expanded its partnership with Akron Public Schools to further develop the Academy of Health and Human Services at North High School. Read more

Radiothon hits $10 million mark

The 2017 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon raised $551,886 over 3 days, bringing the total amount raised since 2000 to $10 million. Read more
Department and Service Updates
PIRC celebrates 10 years

Led by Dr. Pat Seifert, our Psychiatric Intake Response Center has been assessing risk and helping families in mental health crisis for 10 years. Read more
Dr. Fitzgibbon honored for inspiring leadership 

Dr. James Fitzgibbon has been named Medical Staff Leader of the Year by the Credentialing Resource Center. The award recognizes healthcare leaders who make a difference in their organizations and inspire the broader professional community. Read more
Policies, Procedures and Announcements
New MFM policy approved
The latest policy to be approved by the Medical Staff Executive Committee and Medical Staff office is a Diagnostic Test Protocol for new and established OB patients. Look for the new policy to be posted soon on the Medical Staff policy page. For questions, contact Danielle Buzek in Medical Staff Services at 330-543-5818.
Training and Research Round-up
A day in the life of a scientific, operations research director

With a passion for research, Ann-Marie Brown is educating and helping others embrace and grow our research enterprise, while still pursuing her own scientific studies. Read more
Studying a new way for neonates to breathe easier
Respiratory therapist Kim Firestone and Akron Children’s are part of an international, multi-center group designing a trial to test the efficacy of Neurally Adjusted Ventilator Assist (NAVA®) in NICU patients. Read more
Latest medical staff publications 
Kudos to our investigators who published these research studies in January and February. Want us to share your research accomplishments? Tell us about them by submitting your presentations and publications here.
Help with clinical trials available
The Research Institute can help you meet clinical trial enrollment goals by getting them promoted and published online. Contact medical and grants writer Jennifer Clark by email or phone at 330-543-5296 to get started. See open clinical trials here.
Resources for Families
Health and parenting news on InsideChildren’s blog
Read the latest articles featuring our physicians and mental health therapists with advice on helping kids through divorce, living with milk allergies, making sure toddlers get enough sleep and why ears shouldn’t be cleaned.

New Children’s Channel videos

Media appearances this month
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