Diversity and inclusion are important parts of caring for patients and fostering lasting employee relationships.
In April 2011, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital became the first U.S. hospital outside the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region to join Johns Hopkins Medicine. As we work together in many areas of treatment, education and research, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine share an institutional commitment to understand and support the needs of diverse patients and colleagues.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital cares for local children, as well as those that travel from across the state of Florida and abroad. A diverse staff plays a key role in understanding how to provide satisfying care for patients from all walks of life, including those from underserved populations. By fostering inclusion among our employees, we are building a space where contributions are valued and people are more likely to choose to stay at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to pursue their professional development and goals.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s welcomes employees, patients and families of all religions. Our staff will work with families to provide their child with the best care possible in a way that respects their religious beliefs. Additionally, our Pastoral Care program can provide spiritual support to patients, families and employees while honoring personal traditions. We also respect and celebrate different perspectives, lifestyles, cultures, ethnicities and religions of our colleagues, patients and families. We treat others as we hope to be treated ourselves.
Diversity and Inclusion Programs
Project SEARCH is a school-to-work internship program for students ages 18-22 with disabilities. The goal is for each graduate to find a local job using the skills learned at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
Healthy Start Project
The St. Petersburg Healthy Start Project is designed to improve health outcomes for women, infants and families in underserved populations, as well as reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and facilitate access to comprehensive health and social services.
Every year, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital provides expert care for children from around the world. Our dedicated team seamlessly combines medical needs, family preferences and cultural, linguistic and religious expectations into a tailored experience that makes Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital feel as close to home as possible. A medical concierge coordinates medical services and accommodations before the visit and a care coordinator guides each family to medical appointments and is available for questions during the stay.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital serves patients from many backgrounds, including those who may need some assistance communicating with our staff. We can provide language or sign interpreter services, at no charge, to help patients and families feel more comfortable during their stay. Interpreter services may be provided by phone. Each care unit has a double-handset phone that can be used to connect the caregiver and the parent/guardian at the same time with medical interpreters in more than 150 languages and we can also provide TDD phones.