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Community open house set for April 26 to celebrate opening of Kay Jewelers Pavilion

Patient families, friends and the general public are invited to take their first look inside Akron Children’s Hospital’s new $180 million Kay Jewelers Pavilion at a community open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.

New building interiors focus on the backyard theme Through the eyes of a child

Colorful, engaging spaces and child-friendly art installations are woven throughout the fabric of Akron Children’s Hospital’s facilities. It’s an important part of the care we provide. Spaces that make kids feel relaxed and happy, even though they’re in the hospital, can actually help with recovery and ease pain.

Akron Children’s Hospital honors patients on new building with #graffitiproject (Photo gallery)

Akron Children’s Hospital launched its Graffiti Project to honor current and former patients on the new medical building currently under construction on the Akron campus. The hospital kicked off the project yesterday with a reception that included hospital leadership, board members, donors and families of the first 24 patients to have their names painted on […]

Meet Tom Conti: Man at work

Tom Conti was born to build. In fact, his passion for construction can be traced back to his very first rattle as a baby – a hammer.

Team planning high-risk birth center has 182 collective years of OB experience

Last month, Akron Children’s announced that it would dedicate a floor in its new building to high-risk deliveries – a milestone in the hospital’s 123-year history.

First high–risk delivery paves way for new service to care for at-risk newborns

Akron Children’s announces the decision to create space in its new medical tower for high-risk deliveries.

Creating new building model is a snap (Photo gallery)

With a little more than a month for planning and construction, a team of 30 volunteers set out to achieve the unthinkable – construction of the new medical tower at the Akron campus.

Ceremonial groundbreaking celebrates future medical tower (Photo gallery)

Akron Children’s Hospital celebrated the expansion of its Akron campus with a groundbreaking ceremony at 11 a.m. on May 30 in Perkins Square Park. The backdrop of the event was the construction site. The event started with brief remarks from Akron Children’s president and CEO Bill Considine, other hospital leaders, elected officials and a parent. “We’re […]

Going, Going, Gone (Video) Century building razed to make way for new critical care tower

Workers from Ray Bertolini Trucking demolished the former Wally Waffle building at Locust and West Exchange streets March 2.

Video: Child life specialists weigh in on Akron Children’s new critical care tower

Our child life specialists play a critical role in helping to reduce stress and anxiety for children and families before, during and after medical procedures. It’s a perspective they’re sharing with the team planning and building the new $200-million critical care tower at Akron Children’s Hospital.