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Creating new building model is a snap (Photo gallery)

Akron Children's critical care tower will house our new trauma center

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.

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

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

Final design workshop for NICU likened to “speed dating” [Photo Gallery]

Neonatologist Anand Kantak participates in NICU design kaizen

Akron Children’s Hospital’s NICU team began its final design kaizen with an approach that could be compared to “speed dating.”

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

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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 […]

Simulations help team design most efficient ER

Dr. DiGiulio examines mannequin during mock trauma drill

A 15-month-old lies in an ER trauma room after being transported by EMS from an adult hospital. Lab results indicate possible kidney failure. A 6-month-old suffering seizures is being treated in an ER patient room. A baby has been found not breathing in a bassinette by a babysitter and has been brought to the ER […]

How the ER team will boost efficiency and reduce costs in new space

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As our teams assemble to discuss and collaborate on best practices and design of Akron Children’s Hospital’s new $200 million critical care tower, participants continue to experience “Ah, ha!” moments.

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

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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.

Help us build a better hospital

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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.

Parents, kids create wish list for their ‘dream’ hospital

I know! How about adding a hissing snake to the new building

In a free-wheeling exchange of ideas, the parents who participated in a focus group to help design Akron Children’s Hospital’s new critical care tower clearly love much about the current facility. They hope to see Akron Children’s culture preserved as it grows bigger.