Inside Children's Blog

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.

Designing the best high-risk delivery area for mom and baby (Video)

Dr. Stephen Crane, director of Akron Children's Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, participates in team discussions about the high-risk delivery space.

Akron Children’s high-risk delivery space is being designed to accommodate a projected 100 patients annually, but will have plenty of room for expansion as the patient census grows.

Getting the details right

Dr. Anand Kantak, director of neonatology at Akron Children's, brings up points about the design concepts.

How many corners does a gurney need to turn on the trip between triage and the OR? What is the best placement of the bed in a patient room to ensure maximum privacy? Is there a need for refrigeration in the medications room for breast milk?

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

Stacy O’Brien brings NICU nursing expertise to the team.

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.

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.”

Parents weigh in on design of future NICU


Moms who consider themselves “NICU grads” received a detailed look at how Akron Children’s new NICU is taking shape and weighed in on some remaining questions posed by the architects.

Putting the You in NICU


Jordan and I attended the mock-up of Akron Children’s new neonatal intensive care unit. To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. In fact I should have prepared ourselves for a longer stay with more snacks and distractions for the little man.

How do you build the perfect children’s hospital tower? Ask Parents


Over the past 8 years or so we have had our fair share of hospital visits between my mom’s cancer, Jordan’s multiple visits, and welcoming new members into our family – not to mention my experience with my career choice as an occupational therapist.

Akron Children’s Hospital to undertake $200 million expansion


Akron Children’s Hospital is launching a $200 million expansion of its Akron campus to meet the current and future needs of children and their families.