(November 16) — After 26 successful years, downtown St. Petersburg’s original food and music festival is taking a break. A Taste of Pinellas benefiting All Children’s Hospital will be on hiatus for 2013 while organizers retool the event for future success.
“All Children’s Hospital is poised to realize its long-held vision of becoming a national and international leader in pediatric treatment, education and research, thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of Gary Carnes,” says Jack Kirkland, Chairman of the Board of All Children’s Hospital. “He has brought us to a seminal moment in the transformation of All Children’s into a leading academic medical center for pediatrics, and our challenge now is to find a leader to build on our momentum as we move toward this shared goal.”
Jonathan Ellen, M.D., current Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine vice dean for All Children’s Hospital and All Children’s Hospital physician-in-chief, will serve as interim president until a permanent president is named.