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New providers join medical staff in June

Meet the new physicians and advanced practice providers granted privileges by the Akron Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Executive Committee. Find all of our healthcare providers on Find A Provider by name, specialty or location. Advanced Practice Providers Amy Scribben, CNP Akron Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology AES Building 388 South Main St., Suite […]

June Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: This will be the last of my letters as president of the medical staff as my term comes to an end this month. It has been an honor to serve in this fashion, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I hope I have adequately met the needs of the position. […]

APP June Update: Rawdon honored for excellence

Leah Rawdon, CNP, is the 2017 recipient of our Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Award for Excellence in Practice. Leah, who works in the Hospital Medicine department on our Akron campus, was nominated by pediatric hospitalists Corrie Stofcho and Wendy Van Ittersum. The APP Award for Excellence in Practice was developed last year to recognize the […]

Training the next generation of healthcare providers

Medical education today presents many challenges as the number of students enrolled in medical schools continues to grow, even as the total number of pediatric residency programs remains the same. For teaching hospitals across the country, including Akron Children’s, this represents an increasing number of medical students, residents and fellows who come to us for […]

Sleep Center granted 5-year accreditation

Akron Children’s Sleep Center has received 5-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Accreditation from the AASM is voluntary and reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality care for sleep disorders. Since 1977, the AASM has assessed and accredited sleep centers, and its facility accreditation is considered the gold standard for […]

Referral information for infant hearing screening, cochlear implant program

Hearing loss is the No. 1 birth defect in America, yet only half of affected infants have a known risk factor, such as illness or family history. Because the detrimental effects of late-identified hearing loss are well documented, all 50 states screen for hearing loss at birth.

New providers join medical staff in April

Meet the new physicians and advanced practice providers granted privileges in April by the Akron Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Executive Committee. Find all of our healthcare providers on Find A Provider by name, specialty or location

April Notes from the Medical Staff Vice President

While Dr. White is in Europe enjoying a well-deserved vacation, it is my pleasure to present to the medical staff an update on activities for April.  With Dr. White’s term as President of the Medical Staff winding down over this next quarter, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him for his mentorship during […]

March Notes from the Medical Staff President

This month has seen a shift in my relationship with this role. Many have commented on the limited time I have remaining as president of the medical staff, and I have begun to look forward to having Dr. Pollauf assume this position. Meanwhile, the activities of the Medical Staff Executive Committee continue. We approved the addition […]

Pursuit of Education Shapes Reconstructive Surgeon’s Practice

As Chinese immigrants, Dr. R. Benjamin Lou’s parents instilled in their children the importance of education, especially his mother who immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 18. “My mother overcame a lot of hardships when she came to the United States,” said Dr. Lou. “She’s very smart and encouraged us to become life-long […]