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New providers join medical staff in June

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 Amy Scribben, CNP Akron Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology AES Building 388 South Main St., Suite […]

June Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: This will be the last of my letters as president of the medical staff as my term comes to an end this month. It has been an honor to serve in this fashion, and I am grateful for the opportunity. I hope I have adequately met the needs of the position. […]

APP June Update: Rawdon honored for excellence

Leah Rawdon, CNP, is the 2017 recipient of our Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Award for Excellence in Practice. Leah, who works in the Hospital Medicine department on our Akron campus, was nominated by pediatric hospitalists Corrie Stofcho and Wendy Van Ittersum. The APP Award for Excellence in Practice was developed last year to recognize the […]

Sleep Center granted 5-year accreditation

Akron Children’s Sleep Center has received 5-year accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Accreditation from the AASM is voluntary and reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality care for sleep disorders. Since 1977, the AASM has assessed and accredited sleep centers, and its facility accreditation is considered the gold standard for […]

Akron Children’s names Chief Research Officer

Michael E. Kelly MD, PhD joined Akron Children’s Hospital as chief research officer on May 1. Dr. Kelly will oversee the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute and research activities conducted enterprise wide, directing the process to define the vision, clinical trial strategy and management of research studies conducted within the Akron Children’s system. Dr. Kelly […]

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 […]