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USF, All Children's Announce Project

The University of South Florida has donated 1.4 acres in downtown St. Petersburg to All Children’s Hospital for a “research, education and training facility” that would benefit pediatric care, the two organizations said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

All Children’s has long served as a teaching hospital for USF. However, the future of their relationship had been uncertain, the Tampa Bay Times reports, following All Children’s 2011 merger with Johns Hopkins Medicine and USF Health’s agreements with other hospital organizations, including HCA.

The land, now used for a parking lot, had been donated to USF long ago, the Times reports. Lawmakers put $2.5 million in the budget for USF to be released after the land is transferred to All Children’s.