Forming strategic partnerships across the continuum of care
Since it was founded in 1890 as a nursery, Akron Children’s Hospital has evolved into the largest pediatric healthcare system in northeast Ohio, operating two pediatric hospitals, nearly 30 pediatrician offices, and about 60 urgent and specialty care locations across the region.
Our pediatric clinicians provided more than 1,000,000 patient visits last year, drawing infants, children, teens, and adults from across the country and around the world.
Although we touch the lives of thousands of families each year by providing children with quality, family-centered care, our mission goes beyond traditional patient care activities. We strive to enhance the quality of life for all children by keeping them healthy, happy, and safe through an array of programs and outreach activities in collaboration with healthcare networks, community organizations, and businesses at the local, state, and national level.
Akron Children’s founders endeavored to keep three promises to the children for whom they cared: 1) we promise to treat every child that comes through these doors as if that child is our own; 2) we promise to treat you the way you want to be treated; and 3) we promise never to turn a child away for any reason. Although the cost of care at Akron Children’s is no longer 10 cents a day, I can tell you those promises are still alive and well. We start every board meeting by reviewing those promises, followed by our mission and vision statements. Our mission is fivefold: to provide family-centered medical care, multi-level professional education, basic and clinical research, community service, and child and family advocacy efforts.
As a value-based, mission-focused organization, Akron Children’s and its board focus on fulfilling the five areas of its mission when forming strategic partnerships with non-hospital and other service organizations.
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