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Posted on Dec 30, 2022

As we welcome the New Year, we look back to our most engaging stories on in 2022. From honoring staff achievements to celebrating patient successes, we are proud to share these stories of victory and progress.

New Parents and Newborns: Are Visitors OK?

Shannon Glenn-Otto, M.D., a general pediatrician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, shares some useful guidance for first-time parents when it comes to visitors.  

A photo of baby D'Shay with James Thompson, M.D., pediatric interventional cardiologist.
Baby D'Shay with James Thompson, M.D., pediatric interventional cardiologist.

Big Hope for Tiny Baby with PDA

Doctors at Johns Hopkins All Children’s give hope to parents of a premature baby D’Shay with a potentially life-threatening congenital heart defect called patent ductus arteriosis (PDA)

A Part of the Heart Institute Family: Noavah’s Story

Noavah has a smile and laugh that can turn any frown upside down, but she wasn’t always the happy baby she is now. A few days after she was born, Noavah was diagnosed with two congenital heart defects that affected her breathing and heart function. The team in the Heart Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s was there to help.

Ezra (Finally) Heads Home

The number 529 will always have a special meaning for Olivia and her family. 529 days after her baby Ezra was born, he is finally headed home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for the very first time.

Dr. David Kays Offers CDH Families Hope

When David Kays, M.D., was a child, his mother gave him a book about medicine, helping to set him on the path to becoming a surgeon. Now he is one of the best in the nation at treating congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), and serves as medical director of the hospital’s Center for CDH, the nation’s first inpatient unit solely dedicated to treating CDH. 

A photo of Brielle at Johns Hopkins All Children's, where she received care for chronic regional pain syndrome and was able to get back to swimming.
Brielle at Johns Hopkins All Children's, where she received care for chronic regional pain syndrome and was able to get back to swimming.

After a Long Journey with Pain, Brielle Dives into Life

Fifteen-year-old Brielle struggled for two years with a mysterious pain in her arm before she was finally able to get relief from a unique pain clinic at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. Learn more about chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and how our dedicated Pain Management team helped Brielle to get fully back to the life she loves.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Ranks #1 in Tampa Bay

We’re proud to once again rank in multiple specialties by U.S. News & World Report! We’re also the only children’s hospital in the Tampa Bay area and along Florida’s west coast named in these rankings. Four of our specialty areas are among the top 50 in the nation, including our neurology and neurosurgery program which, ranked at #18. 

Born with Half a Heart but Full of Love: Asher Celebrates His 1st Birthday

During Rhenda's pregnancy, she learned her unborn baby had a significant congenital heart defect. Asher was born with half of a functioning heart, but after two surgeries, with one more on the horizon, the little warrior celebrated his first birthday just before Heart Month.

RSV Cases on the Rise

You may have heard of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) because of the rise in cases all over the country. Our experts provide guidance on how to treat RSV at home, when to see a pediatrician or visit the Emergency Center, and ways to prevent RSV and other viruses and infections.

Mending Luca’s Heart

Mayuly and Daniel were pleasantly surprised to learn they were going to be parents of twin baby boys! But the news that followed soon after was a shock they weren't anticipating: one of the babies, Luca, had life-threatening complex heart disease.

For the Love of Marvin

Amid tragedy rises grace as our hospital came together for a couple (Sheldon and Victoria Clark) and turned their worst day, into the gift of life for others.

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