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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 medical building is parent approved

When Beth Tenda brings one of her children to Akron Children’s new ER, she’ll know every nook and cranny of the space down to the most obscure detail. That’s because Beth helped design the hospital’s $200 million Kay Jewelers Pavilion as part of the lean project delivery process.

Where the familiar things are Childhood memories inspire backyard theme

Where does a child’s adventure begin? The answer, “in the child’s backyard,” led to the theme for Akron Children’s new medical tower – “things familiar.”

How will healthcare look in 20 years? That would be nice to know as we build now Dr. David Chand on the kaizen process

As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its $200 million campus expansion, a crystal ball would come in handy. With health care reform, changing demographics, and other uncertainties, our goal is to build flexibility into our design in every way possible. We can make educated guesses regarding future patient volumes and acuity, reimbursement levels, the […]

No kid wants surgery, but here’s to making the process the best it can be

As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its plans to build a $200 million critical care tower, teams continue to meet, brainstorm and test out architectural designs in a true-to-scale setting in weeklong Kaizens. Kaizen is a Lean term that refers to improving processes continually by making incremental changes.

Using our senses to describe the ideal emergency department

I know I’ve said it before, but we are privileged to have a hospital that cares to ask its employees and parents for input on how to create the best hospital around. The second town hall meeting consisted of a few parents from the previous meeting as well as new faces and employees. Again, we […]

Help us build a better hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking families to share their vision for a new ER and outpatient surgery center for the second in a series of family focus group on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

How to build a better ED: Learning from Seattle Children’s

Akron Children’s Hospital, firmly rooted in northeast Ohio and the Midwest since 1890, is looking to a West Coast children’s hospital for guidance as it begins a $200 million expansion of its main campus.