Web tool helps providers better manage hyperbilirubinemia

To make it easier for our providers to follow AAP guidelines on hyperbilirubinemia and reduce the likelihood of human error in calculations and plotting, we have integrated BiliToolTM into Epic. This website helps clinicians assess the risk of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns over 35 weeks gestational age. BiliTool follows AAP guidelines for hyperbilirubinemia that were first […]

Research studies published in November

Congratulations to these Akron Children’s investigators who had research published in November 2017. Kerwyn Jones, MD: Allowing one quadrant of patellar lateral translation during medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction successfully limits maltracking without overconstraining the patella; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; November 11, 2017, advance online publication. Michael E. Kelly, MD, PhD: Analyzing the genetic spectrum of vascular anomalies with […]

New regional specialty care services added

Our services continue to expand throughout the region. Here are the latest updates to our regional services. Mansfield Our pediatric gastroenterology services have continued to grow and are now available at our specialty care office in Mansfield. For appointments, call 330-543-4488. Medina Our ENT services have been added to our Medina specialty care office located […]

Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As November came to a close, I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. December is now upon us with much to look forward to this holiday season. Bill Considine, who has been an exceptional leader for our organization for the past 38 years, has recently published a book entitled, “Leadership.” In […]

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 […]

Formal guidelines for early introduction of peanut

In 2015, the Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study demonstrated that introducing peanut-containing foods to infants at high risk of developing peanut allergy was safe and led to an 81 percent reduction in the development of peanut allergies. In June 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics, along with nine other medical professional organizations, endorsed […]

Headache Infusion Center expands

The Infusion Center in our NeuroDevelopmental Science Center provides a convenient, comfortable setting for patients of our Headache Program to receive medications for refractory migraine. Infusions may also be given to patients with concussions or head injuries who suffer from post-traumatic headaches. The center is the only fully established pediatric headache infusion center in the […]

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 […]