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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 […]

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 […]

APP December Update: Ohio House Bill 216

With the passage of Ohio House Bill 216, this year brought several changes to APRN practice in our state. This month, I will focus on signature and credential questions. Prior to the passage of HB 216, APRNs were licensed as registered nurses with a certificate of authority to practice as an APRN in a specific […]

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 […]