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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

APP August Update: Medical Board’s new eLicense system

This month’s update comes from our APP Credentials Committee, a sub-committee of the credentialing committee. Situation: The Ohio State Medical Board has moved all license and supervision agreement management to an eLicense system at eLicense.Ohio.gov. This requires all PA supervision agreements to now be submitted via the new eLicense system with an additional signed agreement uploaded […]

July Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As I embark on my two-year term as President of the Medical Staff, I feel honored to serve in this position and want to thank you for this opportunity. I promise to strive to meet and exceed the expectations of this leadership role and be a strong advocate for our medical […]

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 […]