News Releases

(Posted on Nov 13, 2014) St. Petersburg, FL– November 13, 2014 – November 17-23 kicks off the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week.” It’s an initiative All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is also participating in to raise awareness about the appropriate use and prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the increase in antibiotic resistance.
(Posted on Oct 28, 2014) St. Petersburg – October 28, 2014 - St. Petersburg, FL– October 28, 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine opened its newest outpatient care center in South Tampa this week and is already accepting appointments with physicians in several specialties. An official grand opening and tour of the facility for the public will take place in early 2015. All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Opens South Tampa Outpatient Care Center
(Posted on Oct 2, 2014) St. Petersburg, Fla. – October 2, 2014 – The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine’s Rothman Center was recently designated a Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Center of Excellence as part of the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence Network. The Rothman Center, located on the All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine campus in St. Petersburg, was among 10 centers selected for the national award.
(Posted on Sep 16, 2014) St. Petersburg – September 16, 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine received a $215,980 grant from Kohl’s Department Stores to continue its Kohl’s Cooks for Kids community-based healthy living program for the eighth year. The program encourages families to cook and eat healthy meals together, with the ultimate goal of preventing childhood obesity. Families also learn basic culinary skills and how to prepare healthy recipes on a budget.
(Posted on Sep 4, 2014) St. Petersburg – August 11, 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine will receive a $5.6 million grant for the St. Petersburg Healthy Start Federal Project as part of a collaborative effort with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County.
(Posted on Aug 11, 2014) St. Petersburg – August 11, 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is sharing a new video, Concussion: Return to Learning, with school districts and youth coaches to highlight the importance of recognizing and addressing the symptoms of concussion.
(Posted on Jul 23, 2014) St. Petersburg – July 23 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine will open an outpatient care center in South Tampa later this year, bringing a range of specialized services tailored to the health care needs of local families. Pediatric services at the family-friendly facility will include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, cardiology testing as well as pediatric specialty physician visits.
(Posted on Jul 16, 2014) St. Petersburg – July 16, 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine launched a new study that will focus on healthy infants and young children, looking at prenatal and early childhood factors that could influence health problems later in life. Researchers working on the PREDICT (Prospective Research on Early Determinants of Illness and Children’s health Trajectories) study will take advantage of the Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric biorepository at All Children's Hospital which will store samples of blood and saliva from the healthy infants and young children for long-term studies.
(Posted on Jul 10, 2014) St. Petersburg – July 10, 2014 - All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine participated in a study on patient-care handoffs along with 22 other hospitals as an effort to improve communication, medical errors and overall patient safety during the handoff process. The Children’s Hospital Association conducted the study, “Decreasing Handoff-related Care Failures in Children’s Hospitals”, which was published in the July issue of Pediatrics.
(Posted on Jul 1, 2014) St. Petersburg – July 1, 2014 - Cancer survivor and 14-year-old Sarasota resident Tony Colton returned to the Tampa Bay area this week from Washington, D.C. after joining more than 25 patients and families from across the country for the Children’s Hospital Association’s Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. During the trip, Tony spoke with Florida lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis, Vern Buchanan, Kathy Castor and David Jolly.
(Posted on Jun 25, 2014) St. Petersburg – June 25, 2014 - The University of South Florida completed a transfer of 1.4 acres of land to All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, a move that symbolizes the long-term, shared commitment to continuing the training of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine medical students. The land -- donated by the state to USF in April -- was transferred yesterday by USF as a gift to All Children’s Hospital. The property will be used to develop a research, education and training facility to support innovations in pediatric care and expand the future collaborative efforts of the two organizations.
(Posted on Jun 10, 2014) U.S. News & World Report ranked All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine as a top provider of care in three specialty areas in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
(Posted on Jun 1, 2014) All Children’s Hospital will continue to create healthy tomorrows for children across the region thanks to another year of donations at its 31st annual telethon. With the help of thousands of donors this year, the hospital raised $3,926,121 during the 11 ½ hour live broadcast on WFLA-TV News Channel 8, as well as through the taped broadcast on WXCW in the Ft. Myers/Naples area. Money raised through the telethon will directly fund treatment, research, education and advocacy initiatives at All Children’s Hospital.
(Posted on May 5, 2014) A new study by researchers from All Children’s Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center shows that few school-age children are able to outgrow their weight problems. Raquel Hernandez, M.D., M.P.H., lead investigator and assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Associate Director of Medical Education at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, presented the study’s findings at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
(Posted on Apr 29, 2014) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention has named Dr. David Berman, pediatric infectious disease specialist at All Children’s Hospital, the CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for the state of Florida.
(Posted on Apr 23, 2014) All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine is reminding parents of the importance of getting children vaccinated during World Immunization Week (April 23-30) and National Infant Immunization Week (April 26-May 3)
(Posted on Apr 18, 2014) All Children's Hospital Chief Patient Safety Officer Named to American Academy of Pediatrics Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Executive Committee
(Posted on Apr 1, 2014) St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 1, 2014 – Three years after its full integration with Johns Hopkins Medicine, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. has marked a major academic milestone.
(Posted on Mar 28, 2014) Top Experts in Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Sleep Disorders to Speak at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine Event in Tampa Bay Area
(Posted on Mar 11, 2014) Taste of Pinellas 2014 will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, in downtown St. Petersburg’s beautiful Albert Whitted Park, with proceeds benefitting All Children’s Hospital.
(Posted on Jan 22, 2014) We are happy to announce that today Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved the transfer of 2 acres of land from the state to the University of South Florida and All Children's Hospital to develop a research, training and educational center to advance the care of pediatric patients.
(Posted on Dec 6, 2013) Tampa Bay’s best country radio station once again has stepped up for the region’s premier children’s hospital.
(Posted on Jun 2, 2013) The 2013 All Children’s Hospital Telethon today recorded another resounding success, raising a grand total of $4,154,917 for the region’s referral center for specialized pediatric care.
(Posted on Nov 16, 2012)

(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.

(Posted on Aug 27, 2012) August 27, 2012 (St. Petersburg, FL) The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and National Journal Group are proud to announce that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for a charitable "leave behind" project in the Tampa-St. Pete area. The project, a therapeutic playground for All Children's Hospital, is in honor of the 2012 Republican National Convention being held in Tampa Aug. 27-30.
(Posted on Jul 30, 2012) July 30, 2012 (St. Petersburg, FL) All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine has received approval to establish a new pediatric residency program on All Children’s St. Petersburg FL campus. The first class of resident physicians will enter the program in July 2014.
(Posted on Jul 26, 2012) July 26, 2012 (St. Petersburg, FL) Jonathan Ellen, M.D., has been appointed President of All Children’s Hospital. In his new role, he will also serve as President of the All Children’s Hospital Foundation and Chairman of the All Children’s Health System Board...
(Posted on Jun 3, 2012) The 2012 All Children’s Hospital Telethon today recorded another resounding success in difficult economic times, raising a grand total of $3,745,402 for the region’s referral center for specialized pediatric care.
(Posted on Jan 19, 2012) Jan. 19, 2012 (St. Petersburg, FL) After a leadership tenure of fifteen years, Gary A. Carnes will be retiring as president and CEO of All Children’s Hospital, with an anticipated effective date of February 29, 2012.

“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.