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The Pediatric Pulse - News for our Medical Staff
July 2017
Beeghly campus expansion opens to patients

On July 11, we opened our new 2-story addition on the Beeghly campus where all of the subspecialty and primary care services previously located at the Boardman Medical Pavilion are now located. A “dress rehearsal” led by Kathleen Rockhold ensured the team considered every detail of the move and opening. The new space includes a smaller version of the popular ball machine located on our Akron campus, which has delighted patients and visitors for years.

From the Medical Staff President
As she begins her 2-year term as president of the Medical Staff, Dr. Laura Pollauf thanks Dr. Cooper White for his dedicated service, welcomes Dr. Michael Forbes in his new role as vice president of the Medical Staff, and summarizes the recent activities of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. In addition, the notice regarding annual medical staff dues will be sent on Aug. 1, with payment due by Sept. 30. Read more
Get to Know Our Providers
Akron Children’s is pleased to introduce the newest members of our medical staff. Read more

The latest Akron Children’s providers to be featured in profiles include:

  • Akron native Stacey Ehrenberg Buchner, who’s right at home caring for our maternal fetal patients
  • Thomas Wojciechowski, a former hockey player who understands the importance of teamwork 
  • Jie Xu, who brings expertise and enthusiasm to our laboratory

Upcoming Events
Grand Rounds Akron
  • August 4: Orthopedic Visiting Professor – Legg-Perthes and SCFE: Which is which? 
  • August 11: Respiratory Failure/ECMO 
  • August 18: The Healthcare Field’s Growing Interest in Behavioral Economics: How Framing & Nudges Can Promote Patient Adherence & Quality Improvement 

Grand Rounds MV
  • August 23: Spectrum of Diabetes: Differentiation of the Types of Diabetes Seen in Children 

Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum
  • August 2: The Invisible Child: Understanding the Experiences of Siblings in the World of Chronic Illness 

Other Updates, Conferences
  • August 10: Sedation Services & PICU AGMC Preparedness 
  • August 15: Trauma Multidisciplinary Conference – Child Abuse 
  • August 16: Summer Pediatric Research Scholars Oral Presentations 
  • August 30: Pediatric Infectious Disease Update 
  • September 8: Mahoning Valley Safe Sleep Summit 
  • September 22: Crucial Connections: The Mother-Baby Symbiosis
Find all events on the CME Calendar

Enduring CME
Watch past Grand Rounds online for CME credit.

Patient Experience Week 
We will celebrate Patient Experience Week, July 31 to Aug. 4. Visit myKidsnet for a complete schedule of events and activities.

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Contact Us
Medical Staff Services manages credentialing, bylaws, policies and more. Visit Medical Staff Services on myKidsnet for details. 

Send questions, comments or topics you'd like to see addressed in future issues to: MedicalStaffServices@chmca.org.
Hospital News
Dr. Pope new director of Medical Education

Congratulations to Dr. John Pope, who will assume the additional role of director of Medical Education on Sept. 1. A member of our medical staff since 1998, Dr. Pope is the associate director of Critical Care Medicine and heads the Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. He has held numerous leadership roles, including Medical Staff president, Ethics Committee chair, and chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.   
Employees leave mark on Considine addition

At a ceremony celebrating the final beam being placed on the Considine Building addition, employees, donors and trade partners signed the beam or left other inscriptions and well wishes. Read more
Check out 2016 digital annual report

The 2016 annual report celebrates how every day we get ready, we get set, and we go to meet the needs of our patient families. Read more
TV ad campaign features patients, physicians

Check out all of our 2017 television commercials running on network and cable TV. Round 2, featuring a new set of 8 commercials, began airing this month.
Department and Service Updates
Renovations underway in Radiology

On July 17, renovations began in the Akron radiology department. For the next 4 weeks, registration will be located in the old ED. Visitors can reach registration by using the yellow elevators.
Medina specialty care update
The specialty care services offered in Medina relocated in April to 2 suites in a building adjacent to the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Medina office (with the exception of Maternal Fetal Medicine). In June, providers from Orthopedics and Sports Medicine began seeing patients at this location. Read more
Specialized services for teens, young adults

Our Adolescent Medicine division offers several specialty services to meet the unique needs of teens and young adults, including a multidisciplinary eating disorders clinic. Read more
Psychiatric services to move under 1 roof
When the Considine Professional Building expansion is complete in 2018, our psychiatric services and its 70 employees will finally be located under 1 roof. Read more
Busy departments look forward to move
Staff members from Locust Pediatric Care Group and Adolescent Medicine look forward to enhanced patient privacy, improved wayfinding and larger clinical space when they relocate to the Considine Professional Building. Read more
Dr. Smith balances mother’s intuition with medicine

Thousands of miles away from family, Amy and Trevor Tippets knew they were in good hands when they met Dr. Grace Smith, who provides care to the couple’s young daughter for a cardiac defect diagnosed in utero. Read more
Nathan tackled cancer, but never forgets

Thanks to Dr. Jeff Hord and the team in the Showers Center, Nathan Atterholt beat cancer 16 years ago. Today, he raises funds for the Showers Center and the American Cancer Society through an annual golf outing. Read more
Policies, Procedures and Announcements
Latest policy updates
The Informed Consent Policy was revised, specifically the conditions for obtaining informed consent for recurring clinical services or procedures, such as dialysis, transfusions or chemotherapy. Direct questions to Danielle Buzek in Medical Staff Services at 330-543-5818. Review this policy on the Medical Staff policy page.
Teens’ rights to patient privacy

Caring for teens requires a careful balance when maintaining patient confidentiality. With a parent’s permission, patients 12 or older can sign up for their own MyChart account. Laws also protect minors’ rights to privacy for reproductive and mental healthcare, and treatment for substance abuse. Read more
New infection control page on myKidsnet  
Visit the new Infection Prevention and Control home page now available on myKidsnet.   
Accessing hospital applications abroad

If you’re planning travel outside the country and need to access applications such as email, Citrix, or myKidsnet through your phone, tablet or computer, contact the service desk at 330-543-4839.
Training and Research Round-up
Latest research publications & presentations
Review the latest journal articles published by our researchers here
New database captures research accomplishments
Investigators are asked to start adding your published and presented research studies to a new database so we can capture and recognize your great work. This new database will be the primary method for collecting this information going forward. 
Resources for Families
New Health and Parenting info on InsideChildren’s blog: 
Read the latest articlesfeaturing our physicians and mental health therapists with advice on such topics as sunburn prevention, anxiety disorders, and why vitamins and supplements are no replacement for healthy eating.

Media appearances:
Dr. Bruce Cohen, director of the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center and program director of the Mitochondrial Medicine Research Center, shared his expertise about research and developing treatments for mitochondrial disease with respect to the case of Charlie Gard, the British infant diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome:

Other media appearances:
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