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All Children’s Hospital Celebrates 90 Years and Changes Name to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, Fla. – April 5, 2016 – Starting today, All Children’s Hospital will now be called Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. The hospital officially announced its new name today while celebrating 90 years of acclaimed pediatric health care and service to patient families. During the anniversary event at the hospital in St. Petersburg, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital leaders also unveiled a new logo signifying its completed integration with Johns Hopkins Medicine.
“This historic moment honors our long-standing tradition in clinically based pediatric care and connects our health care reputation to the globally recognized name reflected by the addition of Johns Hopkins,” says Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and vice dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “Today, we can proudly share that we have met the rigorous standards set forth by Johns Hopkins and upheld our own commitment to our like-minded missions and culture.”
In 2011, All Children’s Hospital became the only U.S. hospital outside of the Baltimore/Washington metro area to join Johns Hopkins Medicine. With its new name, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital completes its integration with Johns Hopkins Medicine, forging a new path to improve the health of children in the southeastern U.S. and around the world.
“Since the founding of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 123 years ago, we have built a strong tradition of care based on the highest standards of clinical research by the very best and brightest physicians,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of John Hopkins Medicine. “This new name is a historic moment, enhancing the intellectual and human capital within our pediatrics program while expanding the reach and impact of our current clinical, teaching and research programs, fulfilling the Johns Hopkins promise.”
Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, adds, “Since the integration, we have witnessed the high quality of clinical care offered at All Children’s. As we have moved through this collaboration, we have been further inspired by the hospital’s cooperation and willingness to assimilate Johns Hopkins Medicine’s strengths in research and medical training. Together we have already developed a significant resource with the groundbreaking of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education Building. This bodes very well for the future of pediatric health care in this community and beyond.”
“The Johns Hopkins University, the first research university in the United States, has been at the forefront of innovation,” says Ronald J. Daniels, president of The Johns Hopkins University. “The emphases on academic research and laboratory training have made a foundational impact in the way medicine is learned and practiced. The Johns Hopkins Medicine team will continue to be revolutionary by working with the strongest minds in health care to foster the critical thought that yields discovery.”
“This new name is a pinnacle moment in the life of both organizations,” says Mark Stroud, chair of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’s board of trustees. “Local children now have access to a global leader in health care that has been on the front lines fighting catastrophic illness, injury and childhood disease. We expect even more innovative health care options and economic opportunities to emerge from this relationship.”
About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.