All Children's Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital added a new 230,000-square-foot building to its St. Petersburg campus that will help it advance research, education and clinical care.

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has a reputation as being one of the best children’s hospitals in Florida.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

A family says surgeons at a Florida children's hospital left a needle in their baby's heart.


A stalemate between UnitedHealthcare — one of the largest health insurance companies in the country — and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospitals could affect thousands of families across the Tampa Bay region, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Teens Being Taught Hands-Only CPR

Feb 17, 2015
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When most people think of CPR, they think of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, which brings with it the 'ick' factor that might make a teen hesitate to perform the live-saving technique.

  A partnership announced Monday between the American Heart Association and St. Petersburg’s All Children's Hospital will provide 3,000 Hillsborough County high school freshmen a hands-only technique that could save lives. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida is a major player in widespread influenza reported in 43 states so far this season.

Levels of transmission have reached epidemic proportions, according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials say that a mutation in the flu virus may be to blame for the rising number of flu cases this year.

A slight change in the flu virus may be partially responsible for the increased flu activity this season, said Dr. David Berman, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at All Children's Hospital in St Petersburg.

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Florida is about to increase the age requirement for children riding in car seats.

As of Thursday, the law requires five-point restraints until a child's sixth birthday. That's two years more that kids need to wait before moving into a booster seat.

Petra Vybiralova  is a program supervisor at the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition. She says the law may help lower the number of deaths and injuries.

Six Florida groups have been awarded a total of $4.7 million in federal Healthy Start grants aimed at improved maternal health and lower infant mortality rates.

The Florida grants are part of $65 million that will go  to 87 organizations in 33 states, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced.

The largest Florida grant, $1.4 million, was awarded to REACHUP Inc. of Tampa.

Other state award-winners were:

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 The large digital thermometer attached to a car read 88 degrees when the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue and the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition started a recent demonstration.

The interior temperature quickly rose to 118 degrees, much higher than the temperatures pediatric surgeon Dr. Beth Walford says are potentially lethal.

 Lt. Steve Lawrence, Deputy Fire Marshal with St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue
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Over the past year, authorities responded to 183 emergency calls for children who were locked in cars in Pinellas County. Now, St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue is partnering with the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition led by All Children's Hospital to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving kids unattended in cars.

Children’s Hospital Settles Suit for $7M

Apr 21, 2014

All Children's Hospital has agreed to pay $7 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging it violated anti-kickback laws by paying inflated salaries and bonuses to doctors so that they would bring in more patients and revenues.

Governor Continues Medical Resident Program Tour

Dec 4, 2013
Gov. Scott's Press Office

Gov. Rick Scott stopped in St. Petersburg Wednesday to promote a new state program for doctors in training. 

The legislature this spring set aside $80 million to expand medical residency programs at hospitals across the state, including All Children’s Hospital in St.Petersburg. That hospital and nine others in the Tampa Bay region are eligible to receive $13 million of the total.

The state's hospitals that take all comers and offer the costliest care -- Level 1 trauma, burn units, neonatal ICUs and transplant teams -- are the ones that will be hurt most by Gov. Rick Scott's shift of Medicaid money from state teaching hospitals to for-profit chains.