Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. The dedicated staff handles nearly 800,000 patient visits each year through 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care. They are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, they train new generations of pediatricians, specialists and nurses every year.
With respect to new cases of pediatric cancer each year, Akron Children’s ranks among the top third of pediatric cancer centers in the country. In 2008, Children’s launched Ohio’s first and only pediatric medical transport helicopter, known as Air Bear. And with more than 68,000 emergency visits in 2008, Children’s is among the busiest pediatric ERs in the country. In addition, Children’s performs more pediatric surgeries than any other hospital in northeast Ohio.
Akron Children’s was ranked as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. More information about the U.S. News & World Report rankings can be found here.
2 Pediatric Hospitals | 27 Pediatric Offices
89 Locations across Northeast Ohio | 407 Owned & Leased Beds
Advocacy and Promotion
In addition to pediatric care, Akron Children’s Hospital is involved in advocacy, education, outreach programs for children, and is a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. The Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Akron Children’s is one of only a handful in the country that has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as a “Pediatric Teaching Hospital Cancer Program.”
The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute (Est. 2009) is an organization complimentary with Akron Children’s that promotes clinical studies and translational research advances in pediatric healthcare. As of December 31st, 2014, the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute has 438 IRB-approved open studies, 85 papers in 70 peer-reviews journals and $131,637 in research funding (2013). As one of the top ranking pediatric centers in the country Akron Children’s Hospital has been recognized for a variety of awards and accolades that include:
- The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center has been recognized in the Journal of Palliative Medicine as one of only two full-service pediatric palliative care programs in the United States.
- The hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is licensed by the Ohio Department of Health as a level III facility, the highest designation a NICU can receive.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded Magnet Recognition, the highest honor a hospital can receive for nursing excellence and performance. Only 6.41% of all U.S. health care organizations have received this designation.
- The Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute is one of only two burn centers in the United States based in a children’s hospital to treat adults and children. The Burn Center also is certified as a Level I Trauma Center, the highest designation a burn unit can receive by the American College of Surgeons.
- Akron Children’s Hospital also earned the Healthy Ohioans-Healthy Worksite Bronze Level Award awarded by the Ohio Department of Health.
- Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley has earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) gold seal of accreditation in ultrasound, MRI, CT and nuclear medicine, which represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
- Akron Children’s Hospital has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) from the American Association for Respiratory Care.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded Magnet Recognition, the highest honor a hospital can receive for nursing excellence and performance. Only 6.41% of all U.S. health care organizations have received this designation. Magnet™ organization (recognized in 2007)