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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 […]

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 […]

New providers join medical staff in March

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 Lindsay Acomb, CNP Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics – Kent 1951 State Route 59 Kent, OH 44240 P: 330-676-1020 […]

Pursuit of Education Shapes Reconstructive Surgeon’s Practice

As Chinese immigrants, Dr. R. Benjamin Lou’s parents instilled in their children the importance of education, especially his mother who immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 18. “My mother overcame a lot of hardships when she came to the United States,” said Dr. Lou. “She’s very smart and encouraged us to become life-long […]

Pediatric Guidelines for DXA Scans, Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

An increasing number of children are at risk for osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Although many cases are due to inadequate levels of vitamin D, others may be at risk because of medical conditions or chronic use of medications. In response, Akron Children’s bone health team has developed guidelines for ordering and using DXA scans, along with guidelines for the evaluation, treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency.