heart institute

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is bringing back a prominent heart surgeon, calling it the “first step” to restoring its shuttered heart institute.

Daylina Miller / WUSF Public Media

By Julio Ochoa

More changes are coming for Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital after a comprehensive outside review delivered several recommendations for improvements.

The hospital underwent the review following a series of reports by the Tampa Bay Times documented problems in the facility’s heart institute, including a mortality rate among the young patients that had tripled between 2015 and 2017.