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Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
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Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Location 501 6th Ave. S, Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Emergency department Level II Regional Pediatric Trauma Center
Beds 259 licensed beds
Specialty Pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties
Helipad FAA LID: FL14[1]
Founded 1926
Lists Hospitals in Florida

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is a pediatric hospital located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Founded in 1926, Johns Hopkins All Children’s has grown into an academic health system that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health, providing care in more than 43 pediatric medical and surgical subspecialities.[2]

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital manages 259 beds[2] at its teaching hospital and others manages 425 pediatric hospital beds throughout the west coast of Florida through regional hospital affiliations and collaborations. Johns Hopkins All Children’s ranks as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital and participates in more than 350 clinical studies designed to cure and prevent childhood diseases, while training the next generation of pediatric experts.

In 2018, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital was nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The Neonatology program was ranked No. 31 in the nation, Orthopedics ranked No. 32, Neurology/Neurosurgery ranked No. 37, Cardiology/Heart Surgery ranked No. 44 and Nephrology ranked No. 50.[3]

In 2011, All Children’s Hospital became the first center outside the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area to integrate with the Johns Hopkins Health System. In 2016, it officially took the name Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.[4]

The hospital is led by Jonathan Ellen, M.D., a Johns Hopkins veteran who is president, CEO and physician-in-chief. Under his leadership, the hospital has developed four physician-led institutes and three departments that unite clinical care, education, research and advocacy to advance treatment and prevention. Dr. Ellen also is vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has led the establishment of innovative pediatric residency and fellowship programs in St. Petersburg.[5]

Johns Hopkins All Children’s has 11 outpatient care centers in six counties on Florida’s west coast and affiliations and collaborations with community and regional hospitals where Johns Hopkins All Children’s physicians and protocols have direct impact on patient care.[6]

An exclusive affiliation with Florida Hospital Tampa that started in 2016 allows doctors from All Children’s Specialty Physicians to provide pediatric care in cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, hospital medicine, general surgery, neonatology and pulmonology at that hospital. Several other Florida Hospital locations in Pasco, Hillsborough and north Pinellas counties follow Johns Hopkins All Children's clinical pediatric protocols in their emergency centers. Johns Hopkins All Children’s also collaborates with such hospitals as Sarasota Memorial, Brandon Regional, St. Petersburg General and others to provide specialty care to their patients. A collaboration with IMG Academy brings Johns Hopkins All Children's sports medicine and general health services to the academy’s campus in Bradenton, Florida.[7]

As a regional referral center for children with some of the most challenging medical problems, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital draws patients from throughout Florida, all 50 states and 36 foreign countries. It is one of four pediatric trauma centers in the state of Florida.[8]


(From left to right): Lloyd Gullickson, Glenna Collett-Vare, Babe Ruth and Babe Didrikson in a charity golf match for All Children's Hospital in 1934.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital was founded in 1926 as the American Legion Hospital for Crippled Children to care for children with polio and other crippling disorders without regard for race, creed or ability to pay. In 1934, Lloyd Gullickson partnered with Babe Didrikson in a charity golf match against Glenna Collett-Vare and Babe Ruth which they won quite easily.[9] The match raised $600 for the hospital. A number of gallery members were betting which of the "Babes" would hit the longest drive on each hole.[10]

From 1936 to 1960, the hospital expanded by more than 5,000 square feet, adding physical therapy, educational therapy, surgical facilities, a full-time school teacher, a library, and school facilities. As the threat of polio decreased, hospital leaders planned for a future that included a wider variety of services. Construction began on the new facility in 1965 on land acquired from the City of St. Petersburg.

The new hospital opened its doors in 1967 with the new name All Children's Hospital. The name was based on the quote by Carl Sandburg, which states "There is only one child in all the world, and that child's name is all children."

In 2005, All Children's broke ground on construction of a 240-bed hospital and adjoining outpatient facility. This facility opened in 2010. It consisted of a 10-floor hospital and a seven-floor outpatient care center. In 2011, All Children's Hospital joined the Johns Hopkins Health System as a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. In 2016, the organization changed its name to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and celebrated its 90th anniversary.[11] Also in 2016, it broke ground on a $95-million Research and Education Building, which will become home to the institutes, house a new pediatric biorepository, provide lab and simulation training space, and encourage collaboration among clinicians, researchers, faculty and trainees. It will open in the fall of 2018.

In addition to the outpatient care center in St. Petersburg, the hospital has outpatient locations along Florida’s west coast in Brandon, East Lake, Fort Myers, Lakeland, North Port, Pasco, Sarasota, South Tampa and Tampa.[12]


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  2. ^ a b "Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital – About Us". Retrieved 25 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in Saint Petersburg, FL - Rankings, Ratings & Photos". Retrieved 2018-06-26. 
  4. ^ "Johns Hopkins Medicine - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Leadership - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  6. ^ "Locations - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  7. ^ "Affiliate Hospitals & Programs - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  8. ^ "Affiliate Hospitals & Programs - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-02-19. 
  9. ^ "Golf in Columbus at Wyandot Country Club". 
  10. ^ Lake, Brian. "The Babes". Archived from the original on 2016-02-24. 
  11. ^ "All Children's Hospital Celebrates 90 Years and Changes Name to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-01-22. 
  12. ^ "Locations - Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital". Retrieved 2018-01-22. 

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