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 […]

Our specialty services continue to expand

Throughout January 2018, we are expanding our services at the following specialty care locations: Mansfield On Jan. 11, pediatric nephrologists Kirsten Kusumi, MD, and Shefali Mahesh, MD, will start seeing patients at our specialty care office located at 371 Cline Ave. in Mansfield. For appointments, call 330-543-8950. Medina Also on Jan. 11, our pediatric rheumatologists […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Research studies published in October 2017

Congratulations to Akron Children’s investigators who were part of research studies that published in October 2017. Lisa A. Aurilio, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC; Creating an inclusive culture for the next generation of nurses; Nurse Leader. Kristin L. Barrett, MD; Three-Month-Old Girl With Worm Infestation (Case report); Clinical Pediatrics. Bruce Cohen, MD, FAAN; Erratum to: Common data elements for clinical research […]

Notes from the Medical Staff President

September 29, 2017 To the Medical Staff: As we enjoy the beautiful warm weather of this fall season, the Medical Staff office has been busy preparing for reappointment for many departments including MFM, Radiology, Anesthesia, Pathology, Orthopedics and the Division of ENT. This process involves approximately 260 providers, so for those involved in this current […]

APP September Update: Annual Pharmacology, APRN Law Conference

This month, we are excited to highlight the great work of our APP Conference Series. Annually we offer a fall pharmacology and APRN law update as required by the Ohio boards of medicine and nursing for licensure, as well as a spring pediatric clinical update. On Friday, Oct. 6, we will host our 7th Annual […]