These were not small pinky swear promises to patients or even firm handshake-agreements to the big kids. Instead, these were much larger promises to the entire community:
- To treat every child as our own.
- To treat everyone the way we would want to be treated.
- To never turn a child away.
We’ve brought these promises to life through countless medical advances and patient happiness programs. And, at the heart of it all, we always make sure we treat every child from head to toes, inside and out.
Over the past 125 years, we’ve grown with these promises to become the largest pediatric healthcare system in northeast Ohio, with 2 hospitals, 23 pediatrician offices and about 70 specialty locations across the region. We’re even ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Now that we’re all grown up, big and strong, we currently provide care for almost 800,000 patients and families each year. But, we prefer to measure our 125 years not by achievements, buildings or even rankings—but instead by happiness.
And to measure that, you need to come explore the magic of Akron Children’s for yourself.