Coast Guard Chopper Makes ACH Landing
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Last month this Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk 6029 based in Clearwater landed on the All Children's Hospital helistop. This was the first military chopper to land at the new All Children's Hospital. The successful test landing certified the new hospital's ability to accommodate military-sized craft for rescue and mass casualty transport.

Suncoast Pediatric Conference
Has a New Location
Our popular Suncoast Pediatric Conference has a new location for 2010: The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota. Although the location is new, room rates will remain the same as last year.
This year's topics will include: ID, dermatology, pediatric surgery, adolescent health, cancer survivorship, NICU follow-up, and talking to families about immunizations. The keynote speaker will be Barbara Staggers, MD, MPH, and Director of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland, CA.

34th Annual Florida Suncoast Pediatric Conference
(& The 3rd Annual Pediatrics of Tomorrow)
June 24-27, The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota
Register online at

Upcoming Grand Rounds*
Friday, February 19
12:30 p.m.

Winning with Special Healthcare Needs: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Motivating Medical Adherence™
Lisa C. Greene, BS, Parent Educator & Author, Bellevue WA

Friday, February 26
12:30 p.m.

Pediatric Palliative Care
Laura L. Drach, DO, MSN
All Children's Hospitalist

*Pediatric Grand Rounds can be viewed live on the web at They are also available as archived web presentations. One hour CME is available.

Outreach Grand Rounds @ Sarasota Memorial
Thursday, February 25
12:30 p.m.

Topic: H1N1 Update
Speaker: Juan Dumois, M.D.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital - Rooms 4A/B

Practical Pediatrics
is April 10
Saturday, April 10
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This Practical Pediatrics will be held in the new Outpatient Care Center, directly across the street from the new Hospital. Read next month's E-Briefs for more information.

Introducing: All Children's Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists
All Children's Specialty Physicians is pleased to expand its services for newborns and mothers with the addition of its latest practice group: All Children's Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists. They will provide comprehensive care for both adolescents and adults. The group includes eight physicians who are board certified/eligible, along with nurse practitioners/certified nurse-midwives.

Jeffrey K. Carlson, MD, FACOG
Beth Benson, MD, FACOG
Sheila S. Devanasan, MD, FACOG
Elena Dolskaya, MD, FACOG
Suzanne T. Icely, MD, FACOG
Laura B. Politz, MD, FACOG
Joyoti Saha, MD
C. Megan Tirone, MD, FACOG

Linda England, CNM, ARNP
Amy Johnson, CNM, ARNP
Marianne Marryshow, CNM, ARNP
Karen Raymund, ARNP

The practice will continue to see patients at its existing location in Doctors Medical Plaza on 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg, and in March 2010 the group will open an office on the ACH campus located at:

Outpatient Care Center, 2nd floor
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-767-8030
Fax: 727-767-7479

Radiology Updates

Javier Francisco Quintana, M.D.
Javier Francisco Quintana, M.D.
Pediatric Radiology

All Children's Specialty Physicians and All Children's Hospital welcome Javier Francisco Quintana, M.D., to the Pediatric Radiology program.

Dr. Quintana is a graduate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He was a pediatric resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, where he received the Radiology Society of North America Resident/Fellow Research Award.

In June 2009 Dr. Quintana completed a body and neuroradiologic pediatric radiology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His special interest is neuro-imaging.

Dr. Quintana is board certified in radiology and board eligible in pediatric radiology.

Remember: Saturday Radiology Hours Are a Family-Friendly Option

The All Children's Radiology Department has continued its Saturday hours in the new hospital. The Department is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the following studies, performed without sedation or anesthesia:
 Fetal MRI

Please call 727-767-4126 for scheduling. We are glad to be of service to your patients and their families.

Help Your Families Navigate Our New Campus

When you're referring patients to All Children's Hospital for lab work, outpatient testing or procedures (or for many physician office visits), encourage them to park in the new Family & Visitor Parking Garage. The 2nd floor of the garage is connected to the Outpatient Care Center and to the hospital by overhead walkways. Once families cross from the 2nd floor of the garage to the 2nd floor of the Outpatient Care Center, there is a Registration Desk and Registration area for outpatient services.

When families continue across the walkway and enter the 2nd floor of the Hospital they come to the Registration & Waiting Area for Surgery & Special Procedures.

Ask your Outreach Representatives for campus maps, or direct families to for driving directions.

A Guide to Key Outpatient Locations on the ACH Campus*:

First floor: Admitting, Radiology, Emergency Center (EC entrance is on 6th Street South), Retail Pharmacy
Second floor: Surgery & Special Procedures, Sleep Disorders Laboratory
Fourth floor: Swallow studies (part of Acute Care Rehab)

Outpatient Care Center:
Second floor: Registration, Cardiology & Fetal Cardiology, Pulmonary Function Testing, Outpatient X-ray (normal hours Monday - Friday), Outpatient Laboratory/Phlebotomy
Third Floor: General Surgery, Hematology-Oncology-Blood & Marrow Transplant, Plastic Surgery, USF Clinics (Allergy-Immunology-Endocrinology-Nephrology)
Fifth Floor: Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic & General Pediatrics for Children with Chronic Diseases, Clinical Genetics, Pediatric Infectious Disease

*Note: Additional departments and programs will move into the OCC during the next few months. Call the practice or department office if you're not sure of the location.

Infectious Disease Clinic Available in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch & Ft. Myers

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist Shirley Jankelevich, M.D., sees patients in a diagnostic clinic at All Children's Specialty Care of Sarasota and All Children's Specialty Care of Manatee at Lakewood Ranch. Now Dr. Jankelevich will be starting a weekly pediatric infectious disease clinic at All Children's Specialty Care of Ft. Myers.

Map of West Coast of Florida

Dr. Jankelevich joined All Children's Specialty Physicians in September 2008, coming from the South Carolina Department of Health, where she was the Assistant Director of the Acute Disease Epidemiology and Immunization Division. Before that Dr. Jankelevich worked at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. In these roles, she served as chairperson or medical officer for multi-center protocols and clinical trials in HIV and infectious diseases and also provided clinical care to pediatric patients with HIV and infectious diseases at the National Cancer Institute and Walter Reed Medical Center.

"I encourage physicians in these areas to draw upon Dr. Jankelevich's expertise and knowledge when referring your pediatric patients to our infectious disease program," says Juan Dumois, M.D., Director of Pediatric Infectious Disease at ACH. "Her local presence is an invaluable asset to your community."

Please call the main office in St. Petersburg at 727-767-4160 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jankelevich at any of these locations.

Take Part in Our Vaccine Survey

A Message from David Berman, M.D.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Program
All Children's Specialty Physicians

As most of you are aware, despite overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating vaccine safety and efficacy, there remains a growing concern by the general public, media, legislators, and some health-care professionals questioning vaccine safety. I have recognized an increasing number of children that are either unimmunized or under-immunized. The effects have already been felt at the national level with recent outbreaks of measles, mumps, and pertussis in communities with low rates of immunization. It is difficult for the public to comprehend the seriousness of vaccine preventable diseases if they have never seen the disease. Instead, the focus becomes the vaccine. Additional anti-vaccine sentiment runs high with some of our legislators in Tallahassee. There have been recent bills with an anti-vaccine message.

As an infectious disease specialist and more importantly as a pediatrician and parent, I know the seriousness of vaccine-preventable diseases. However, I remain very concerned about the growing number of physicians in the community that have hesitancies regarding immunizations. In order for me to better understand physician vaccine attitudes, I have developed a brief electronic survey. I am asking you to spend a few minutes of your time to participate in this survey. My specific goal is to ascertain individual physician beliefs surrounding current vaccine "controversies" in the 17 counties that All Children's Hospital serves. This survey will be used to help understand physician beliefs about vaccination and to determine where to focus our educational efforts. The survey was designed with yes or no type questions and can be easily completed within 5-10 minutes. The survey is anonymous and there are no identifiers. I am hoping to be able to present the preliminary data during a vaccination lecture at the Suncoast Pediatric Conference in June 2010 in Sarasota. My goal is to have 500 physicians complete the survey. If you would like the results of the survey sent to you, please let us know by checking off the appropriate box on the survey.

I greatly appreciate your time to complete this brief survey. If you have any specific questions, you can reach me through All Children's Hospital Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, 727-767-4160.