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Did You Know...
That the smallest of the 12 operating suites in the new All Children's Hospital is larger than the biggest OR in the current facility?

That the Outpatient Care Center that adjoins the new Hospital features a Family Resource Center, with educational resources and computer access for families to learn about specific illnesses and child health concerns?

That the new Emergency Center will have 28 individual exam rooms, a dedicated radiology room, and an internal Family Lounge to accommodate patients and parents who are awaiting lab results before they are discharged?


Fit4Allteens session
starts 9/23
A new session of Fit4Allteens begins Wednesday, September 23 at the Bardmoor YMCA in Largo. The group class includes nutrition education, physical activity, and discussions about self-esteem, stress management and eating behaviors. After completing the course, teens can participate
in an online support group for Fit4Allteens participants as well as other activities to reinforce their lifestyle changes. Call Kellie Gilmore at 727-767-6923 for registration information.


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New Hospital Scheduled to Open December 12

The target date for patients to move to the new All Children's Hospital is Saturday, December 12, beginning at approximately 6 a.m. The All Children's Hospital Emergency Center will open at 5 a.m. in the new facility. One "table-top" simulation of the move has already been completed, and two more such exercises are scheduled to help with detailed planning for the big day.

In the week before the move, inpatients and their families will be given detailed information about the move and their unit in the new hospital. In most cases, one parent will be able to accompany the patient during the move.

Look for more news about the move and about our Community Open House events in the October edition of e-briefs.

Please Welcome These New Physicians

Pediatric Cardiology

James (Jim) Galas, M.D.
James (Jim) Galas, M.D.
Dr. Galas has joined the All Children's Specialty Physicians pediatric cardiology program. A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Galas also completed his pediatric residency and served as an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at SUNY Buffalo. He received the House Officer Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Faculty Teaching Award for the Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Galas completed his fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center. For the past year he has been an attending pediatric cardiologist and clinical instructor at the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center. He is a member of the Society of Echocardiography and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Galas' clinical interests include pediatric noninvasive cardiology, with special interest in fetal echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography.


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Tracy J. Roberts, M.D.
Tracy J. Roberts, M.D.
Dr. Roberts has joined the pediatric orthopaedic surgery program and Children's Orthopaedic & Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP.

A graduate of the University of Florida School of Medicine, where twice she received the Peer Selected Competency Award, Dr. Roberts completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Florida Shands. In July 2009 she completed her fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

Before entering medical school, Dr. Roberts earned degrees in both cellular/molecular biology and physical therapy and was Director of Physical Therapy for an outpatient sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic. Her work with Special Olympics participants and high school athletes led to her decision to attend medical school and pursue training in orthopaedic surgery. She has been active in volunteer work and medical missions.

Dr. Roberts will see patients at the Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg, as well as at several All Children's Specialty Care Centers.


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Iganacia Gonzalez-Gomez, M.D.
Ignacio Gonzalez-Gomez, M.D.
Dr. Gonzalez-Gomez has joined the All Children's Specialty Physicians pediatric pathology program. Dr. Gonzalez-Gomez received his medical degree from the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology at the University of California Los Angeles as well as fellowships in pediatric pathology and neuropathology at University of Southern California Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

For the past ten years, Dr. Gonzalez-Gomez was an assistant professor of clinical pathology at University of Southern California Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Apart from his dedication to all aspects of diagnostic anatomic pediatric pathology, he is interested in the application of novel immunohistochemical and molecular protocols to the study and diagnosis of brain tumors and central nervous system development. His neuropathology research includes studies of integrin signaling in brain tumor angiogenesis, funded by the Los Angeles Children's Cancer Research Fund and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gonzalez-Gomez is board certified in anatomic pathology and is a member of the Society for Pediatric Pathology. He is the author of more than 60 research papers.



All Children's Hospitalists

Kristen Danielson, M.D.
Kristen Danielson, M.D.
Dr. Danielson has joined the All Children's Hospital hospitalist program. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency as well as a fellowship in academic general pediatrics at Children's Hospital at Strong/University of Rochester Medical Center. She has practiced general pediatrics in California as well as at the Fallon Clinic in Auburn, MA before joining All Children's.


Laura Drach, D.O.
Laura Drach, D.O.
Dr. Drach has joined the All Children's Hospital hospitalist program. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at All Children's and USF. Dr. Drach has an extensive background in pediatric oncology nursing and has a strong interest in pain management and palliative care.