Medina specialty care update

The specialty care services offered in Medina relocated in April to 2 suites in a building that is adjacent to the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Medina office. In June, providers from Orthopedics and Sports Medicine began seeing patients at this location. The services available and their referral phone numbers are as follows: Akron Children’s Hospital […]

Standardized patient handoffs can reduce care failures by 69 percent, study finds

When children become critically ill, there’s a constant transfer of information and responsibility between providers while they’re in the hospital. These incidents are called patient handoffs, and, if not done in a standardized way, can lead to failures in care, such as a missed medication or delayed treatment, according to a recent study published in the July issue of Pediatrics.