|A Timeline Tower for All Children’s Entrance|
Designed and engineered by local artists Catherine Woods and Mark Aeling, All Children’s front entrance now holds a piece of custom artwork designed to help tell our story. The structure is comprised of seventeen curved aluminum panels, each brightly colored to showcase All Children’s history. The imagery portrays our American Legion roots, flashbacks to our previous buildings, the faces of several of our historical leaders (information on each below), elements of our “Exploring Florida’s Suncoast” theme, and even faces of a few children who’ve been treated by our care team.
These Historic Leaders were chosen to represent All Children's Hospital (representing our Trustees, Physicians and Partnerships):
Dr. Councill C. Rudolph became Pinellas’ first pediatrician in 1925, serving as the sole doctor for the city’s children for more than a decade. Even at 75 years of age, he ran his practice six days each week, starting at 7am, and making house calls late into the night. He was a savior for thousands of families, and for decades was relied upon to treat the children of our area. Just a few years after his passing in 1979, All Children’s established the Councill C. Rudolph Medical Staff Award in his honor.
When All Children’s Hospital opened its doors at the Sixth Street site on October 1, 1967, a local attorney named William “Bill” Belcher was our first Hospital Board Chairman. Bill and his fellow Board members and administrators did much to establish the reputation that All Children’s currently enjoys in the community. Not only did they ensure that the hospital would care for all children regardless of race, creed or ability to pay, they also foresaw a day when All Children’s would become a regional center for the best in pediatric care. When Bill Belcher died in 1992, All Children’s lost a dear friend and tireless community advocate. In his memory, the Foundation created a special award in his honor to be given at the Society Banquet each year.
Considered by many to be the father of modern immunology, Dr. Robert A. Good was Physician-In-Chief and Director of the Children’s Research Institute at All Children’s Hospital, as well as a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of South Florida. A world recognized researcher, teacher, and pediatrician, Dr. Good received more than one hundred national and international awards. His studies helped to establish that immunodeficiency diseases are not rare, as once thought, but a frequent and very important basis of serious disease in mankind. Good performed the first successful bone marrow transplant in humans in 1968.