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American Board of Pediatrics MOC Update

As many know, the hospital was awarded portfolio status in December from the American Board of Pediatrics to supervise and approve Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 projects. This essentially makes it possible within our administrative walls to evaluate and approve for credit the many quality improvement projects which our physicians participate in. We currently […]

December Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: The New Year arrived with an arctic chill, but living in Northeast Ohio we know it can change quickly, and warmer weather is here for a few days. I hope you all enjoyed a safe, happy holiday season and had downtime to spend with family and friends. I want to thank […]

Inpatient flu vaccine protocol: December update

Global Goal: Prevent morbidity and mortality from influenza, especially for our high risk population (by default, most of our hospitalized population) Smart Aim: Increase our percentage of eligible hospitalized patients receiving influenza vaccines prior to discharge by 15% for the 2017-2018 influenza season at all Akron Children’s Hospital acute care units. Secondary Aim: Increase percentage of patients with […]

New providers join medical staff in December

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 Emily Keller, PA-C Anastacia Shaffer, PA-C Akron Children’s Hospital – Pediatric General Surgery Main Hospital Building, Suite 8400 One Perkins […]

Our specialty services continue to expand

Throughout January 2018, we are expanding our services at the following specialty care locations: Mansfield On Jan. 11, pediatric nephrologists Kirsten Kusumi, MD, and Shefali Mahesh, MD, will start seeing patients at our specialty care office located at 371 Cline Ave. in Mansfield. For appointments, call 330-543-8950. Medina Also on Jan. 11, our pediatric rheumatologists […]

Research studies published in December

Congratulations to these Akron Children’s investigators who had research published in December 2017. Todd Ponsky, MD, FACS, Avraham Schlager, MD, Neil L. McNinch, MS RN: Current practices in the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Results of an international survey of pediatric surgeons; Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, advance online publication. Michael […]

Patient Experience Scorecard for November 2017

Congratulations to the following providers who scored in the 99th to 85th percentile in November with 30 or more Press Ganey patient surveys. Provider                               Department 99th Percentile Sarah Tellalian-Adams, MD              Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics John […]

Inpatient flu vaccine protocol: November update

Global Goal: Prevent morbidity and mortality from influenza, especially for our high risk population (by default, most of our hospitalized population) Smart Aim: Increase our percentage of eligible hospitalized patients receiving influenza vaccines prior to discharge by 15% for the 2017-2018 influenza season at all Akron Children’s Hospital acute care units. Secondary Aim: Increase percentage […]

Multidisciplinary care essential in successful cleft lip/palate repair

In the May 2017 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a clinical report entitled “The Primary Care Pediatrician and the Care of Children With Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate.” The report stressed the importance of children receiving their specialty cleft-related care from a multidisciplinary cleft or craniofacial team with adequate volumes to […]

Concussion services now available at more locations

Akron Children’s offers follow-up care for children who have suffered a concussion through two programs. Our Sports Medicine Program specializes in patients and athletes needing clearance to return to play. The Brain Injury Program in our NeuroDevelopmental Science Center treats children of any age with serious or prolonged neurological symptoms from a concussion or non-accidental […]