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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 ...

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Pediatric Guidelines for DXA Scans, Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

An increasing number of children throughout the U.S. are at risk for osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Although many of these cases ...

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Tools to support researchers

Research Institute launches online tool for new and experienced investigators Whether you’re new to research at Akron Children’s Hospital or an ...

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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 ...

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Allergy, GI offer eosinophilic esophagitis clinic

For an increasing number of children, a condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is greatly impacting their quality of life. ...

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What’s New:

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 […]

How to refer to the Healthy Weight program

Akron Children’s Hospital’s Healthy Weight Clinic is now housed within the Department of Pediatrics. To refer a patient: Via EPIC, enter a referral order under division “Healthy Weight.” Note that as of Jan. 1, 2018, referrals are no longer entered under “Sports Medicine.” Have patient families call 330-543-5673 to schedule an assessment. The multidisciplinary Healthy […]

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 […]

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