Inside Children's Blog

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.

And the award goes to… (Photo gallery)

The seven teams working on Akron Children’s Hospital’s new building can get pretty tired at the end of a work week, especially when there are multiple companies working together for the first time and they are challenged to change the status quo.

Teamwork guides construction of new space

What could the Apollo 13 space mission have to do with the new Akron Children’s Hospital medical building? Tom Conti, Welty/Boldt project superintendent, believes that what the Apollo 13 team went through is not dissimilar to what a construction team faces.

Razing of Child Guidance Building: Building on the Promise (Video)

The former home of Child Guidance services in Akron (OH) was razed over several days in late April 2013 to help make way for a $200 million expansion of Akron Children’s Hospital. The new building will feature an outpatient surgery suite, a neonatal intensive care unit, high-risk birth services, an expanded emergency room, as well […]

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.

Two huge tower cranes now in place on the construction site

If you’ve been watching the progress of our medical tower on our Webcam you might have noticed two very large additions to the construction site – a 210-foot and a 230-foot white, tower crane. The smaller one is about as tall as 300 Tonka toy cranes stacked on top of each other!

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 […]

Wrapping our latest gift

Wondering what our new medical tower will look like? We’ve got a big dirt mound here now, but surrounding the construction site is a fence wrapped with pictures of the building.