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It’s loving what you do, and why you do it.


Working at Akron Children’s

The minute you walk into Akron Children’s Hospital, you can sense that people here love what they do. Here, careers feel different because our work makes a difference in children’s lives.

From visits with the Doggie Brigade, to the balloons and smiles in the halls, the sights and sounds are all about one thing: the children.

Our passion is felt every day in the way people care at every level. Akron Children’s Hospital has a strong commitment to outstanding patient care and also to its employees.

We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals who have the drive to make a difference and go beyond the status quo to gain more from their jobs. You’ll be encouraged to reach your goals and be supported as you grow, care and lead.

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family, and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Find more reasons to love what you do at Akron Children’s Hospital.

They’re my family: Akron Children’s Hospital

Our community. Our promises.

Since 1890, we've pledged to serve the children and families of our communities. Over time, our promise of care has evolved into multiple specialties, programs and services. We are now the largest pediatric healthcare system in Northern Ohio and one of the fastest growing in the U.S. Though we have grown, our mission, vision and promises remain at the heart of everything we do.

Our promises

To treat every child as we would our own

To treat others as they would like to be treated

To turn no child away for any reason

Our locations

Akron Children’s has two hospital campuses in Northeast Ohio: one in Akron and the other in Boardman in the Mahoning Valley. In addition, we have more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations to ensure our patients and their families—regardless of where they live—have convenient access to the quality care for which Akron Children’s is known.


Employee testimonials


Patti Thorp

Community Health Specialist

“Everybody that works here, we work here because of what the mission is. We work here because of what the hospital stands for, and we want to be a part of that.”

Living in Northeast Ohio

Get to the heart(land) of it all in Akron! Northeast Ohio’s affordable housing, cost of living, four seasons and options for entertainment and relaxation keep you as satisfied personally as you are professionally.


Community Mission and Community Benefits

So much of what we do goes beyond the walls of our hospital. Our Community Mission and Community Benefits go to the heart of our overall mission and provide employees with limitless opportunities to make a profound impact on the communities we serve.

We make a tremendous economic impact on the communities we serve through job creation, research, community partnerships, advocacy and more. Learn more by reading the 2018 Economic Impact Report.

Safe Mobility Project

In March 2016, Akron Children's Hospital was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Goodyear Foundation to establish the Safe Mobility Project. Over the next three years, the Safe Mobility Project will educate and empower families to engage in safe behaviors through various efforts aimed at child passenger safety, bicycle safety and teen driving safety. From a baby's first ride home in an infant car seat, to a child's first bicycle, to the moment a teen is handed the car keys, the Safe Mobility Project aims to keep the children of Summit County safe and free from injury across the whole span of childhood.

Regional Foodbanks

Akron Children’s employees have supported foodbanks in the Akron-Canton area and Mahoning Valley through food drives and other on-site activities for several years.

Heart Walk – American Heart Association

Akron Children’s employees actively participate in a wide array of events aimed at improving the health and well-being of the community. Each year several teams of employees join in the local Heart Walks in Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley, benefiting the American Heart Association.