Meet Dr. Jeffrey Hord. He’s the director of the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hord and his team treat more than 200 kids with cancer, including Cael. Dr. Hord has been treating him for more than two years, and they’ve grown to be good friends.
The Jan. 20 issue of The New Yorker magazine includes an article about pediatric palliative care, for which Dr. Sarah Friebert, director of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center, was interviewed. - See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/category/working_here/#sthash.1LKM9lMK.dpuf
It is not without some heroic effort on the behalf of the staff at Victory Gallop that Petie the Pony makes his weekly hospital visits. But every ounce of energy expended to prepare the half miniature horse, half pony is paid off in smiles, giggles and parental gratitude. - See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/2014/06/26/petie-the-pony-makes-a-day-in-the-hospital-much-brighter-for-our-patients-and-staff/#sthash.SugIiXsG.dpuf
If there's a "bear in the air," chances are it's speeding a child on the way to Akron Children's Hospital. AirBear, the only pediatric-dedicated medical helicopter in Ohio, transported 536 patients in 2010.
Parents have dreams of bringing home their babies shortly after birth, and for many reasons, that dream doesn’t come to fruition for the families we serve. It is the role of the medical team to lead our families through this difficult time while enhancing their quality of life. - See more at: http://inside.akronchildrens.org/category/working_here/page/2/#sthash.Jv5gEBtW.dpuf