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New providers join medical staff in May

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 Sarah Livesay, FNP Nurse practitioner in Endocrinology Akron Children’s Hospital Beeghly Campus 6505 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512-3457 […]

Take confidential Medical Staff survey on wellness, stress

Dear Colleague, We invite you to participate in an IRB-approved (exempt status), anonymous survey regarding wellness, stress and burnout among employed physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical staff members at Akron Children’s Hospital. Your participation is entirely voluntary and your responses are completely anonymous. We will not know whether you responded or not, nor will […]

Akron Children’s venous lead tests remain valid

On May 17 the FDA and CDC gave notice that venous lead tests from the Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare® analyzers are possibly falsely negative. Akron Children’s Hospital labs do not use this system for venous lead testing. If your venous samples are sent to Akron Children’s, these venous lead tests remain valid.

APP May Update: How Ohio House Bill 216 affects all APRNs

Situation: On April 6, 2017, changes to legislation regarding APRN licensure and renewal will take effect as a result of Ohio House Bill 216. These changes affect all advanced practice registered nurses (CNP, CNS, CNM, CRNA). Background: As an APRN in Ohio, it’s your responsibility to keep all licensure and certifications up-to-date in accordance with state […]

May Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: This has been a rather busy month from the perspective of the medical staff. The Medical Staff Executive Committee met this past week, and considered new applications for medical staff membership, as well as new credentialing documents presented by Dr. Mary Toth of the Credentialing Committee. The APP Credentialing Committee, a […]

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

APP April Update: New APP educator, boot camp

Hello and welcome to spring! The APP Center is hard at work for your APRN and PA practice needs. We recently sent out a TALEO module on the new licensing process in Ohio and advances that HB 216 brought to our state. Please ensure this is completed by the deadline. Laura Abels is new APP […]

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 […]