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New providers join medical staff in October

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 Jenna Heddleston, CRNA Akron Children’s Hospital – Anesthesiology Main Hospital Building, Room 4648 One Perkins Square Akron , OH 44308 […]

Inpatient flu vaccine effort underway in acute care units

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 101 pediatric deaths occurred from influenza during the 2016-17 flu season, including seven in Ohio. Most of these deaths occurred in unvaccinated children. Although children who are not vaccinated are at risk for serious flu complications that require intensive care, the flu vaccine has been […]

Formal guidelines for early introduction of peanut

In 2015, the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study demonstrated that introducing peanut-containing foods to infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the development of peanut allergies. In June 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with nine other medical professional organizations, endorsed […]

Headache Infusion Center expands

The Infusion Center in our NeuroDevelopmental Science Center provides a convenient, comfortable setting for patients of our Headache Program to receive medications for refractory migraine. Infusions may also be given to patients with concussions or head injuries who suffer from post-traumatic headaches. The center is the only fully established pediatric headache infusion center in the […]

Perioperative Surgical Home improves patient care

Two years ago when the GOJO Outpatient Surgery Center opened in our Kay Jeweler’s Pavilion, we began offering a pre-surgery clinic so patients can complete the required medical history and physical in advance of their surgery. “The pre-surgery clinic has been very successful in screening children to make sure they’re appropriate candidates for outpatient surgery. […]

Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: The month of October started off with a bang with The Joint Commission being welcomed by our Accreditation team and administrative leaders on Monday, Oct. 2. The Joint Commission Survey Akron Children’s Hospital’s Joint Commission Survey took place over 5 days, with 11 surveyors visiting over 72 locations across our care […]

New providers join medical staff in September

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 Lisa Alianniello, CNP Akron Children’s Hospital – Critical Care Medicine One Perkins Square Akron, OH 44308 P: 330-543-8639 F: 330-543-8136 […]

Notes from the Medical Staff President

September 29, 2017 To the Medical Staff: As we enjoy the beautiful warm weather of this fall season, the Medical Staff office has been busy preparing for reappointment for many departments including MFM, Radiology, Anesthesia, Pathology, Orthopedics and the Division of ENT. This process involves approximately 260 providers, so for those involved in this current […]

September 2017: Published Research

Kudos to Akron Children’s investigators who were part of the following research studies that published in September 2017. Click each link to read article abstracts, summaries and full text. Prasad Bodas, MD, MHS; Losartan for the nephropathy of sickle cell anemia: A phase-2, multicenter trial; American Journal of Hematology; Epub July 2017. Ronald D. Novak, PhD, MPH, […]

August Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As summer winds down, I hope you enjoy our transition to fall. I will begin my letter with an update regarding the activities of the Medical Staff Executive Committee this month which included privileging 9 new providers who joined our medical staff, along with approving additional privileges for 3 of our […]