Jeffrey Modell Center Dedicated at ACH
The Jeffrey Modell Foundation Diagnostic and Research Center in the new All Children’s Outpatient Care was dedicated at a ceremony in late May. It joins 72 such centers worldwide devoted to the early diagnosis and treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, and was established in conjunction with the USF College of Medicine and the All Children’s Hospital Foundation. Led by immunologist John W. Sleasman, M.D., the Center will also work toward finding cures for this varied group of life-threatening diseases.

Vicki and Fred Modell established the Jeffrey Modell Foundation in memory of their son Jeffrey, who died at age 15 from complications of a primary immunodeficiency disease. Jeffrey was diagnosed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute by Dr. Robert A. Good, who later established the Immunology program at ACH. Dr. Good’s widow, Dr. Noorbibi K. Day, led the Immunoparameters Laboratory at ACH for more than two decades. The new lab was named in her honor as part of the May event.

Dr. Mark Ballow, President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, spoke at the dedication ceremony and toured the Center and the new All Children’s Hospital.

Practical Pediatrics: Cardiology
All Children’s Specialty Care
of Tampa

Saturday, July 24,
8 am to 12:15 pm

Perinatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
Diagnosis and Management of Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Interventional Management of Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Acquired Heart Disease in Children
Cardiovascular Screening for the General Pediatrician

Advanced registration at is required.

Outreach Grand Rounds in Spring Hill
Thursday, July 22 at 6 pm

Diagnosis and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in the Adolescent

Jeffrey K. Carlson, MD

Medical Director, All Children's Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, St. Petersburg, FL
Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Fellow, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Outreach Grand Rounds in Spring Hill will be held at Nouvelle Cuisine. Advance registration on is required.

No Grand Rounds on Friday, July 2
There will be no Pediatric Grand Rounds on Friday, July 2 due to the Fourth of July holiday weekend. You can catch up on previous Grand Rounds by going to Have a happy and safe holiday!

There will be four other Pediatric Grand Rounds Fridays during July:

July 9:
Immunologic Mechanisms
of Atopic Dermatitis
Morna Dorsey, MD, MMSc

July 16:
Prolonged Fever of Unknown Origin in Children
Juan A. Dumois, III, MD, FAAP

July 23:
Dermatologic Manifestations
of Infectious Diseases
David Berman, DO

July 30:
Child Abuse and Neglect—Cases from All Children’s Hospital
Sally M. Smith, MD

The long-awaited Family Resource Center opened earlier this month in the All Children’s Outpatient Care Center. The Family Resource Center is a health information library that provides a peaceful environment for families and visitors to relax and unwind, read or view health-related materials for adults, children and teens, and also enjoy leisure-reading materials. Families also can use computers to search the Internet for children's health care information or to access email.

The FRC has its own Medical Librarian plus a part-time graduate library student to provide expert online literature searches and assistance with other reference materials, along with a private consultation room for confidential healthcare discussions.

“Within a week of opening the Family Resource Center, more than 30 people were using this new service each day,” says Cindy Rose, Associate Vice President for Marketing & Community Relations. “The Family Resource Center has been on our ‘wish list’ for quite some time, and we are very pleased that our new facilities—along with support from the All Hospital Foundation Development Council—have made that dream a reality for our patients and families.”

The Center is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of the Outpatient Care Center—with hundreds of people passing by each day on their way from the new parking garage to the main hospital. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The ACH Family Advisory Council suggested these hours as the most convenient for parents.
Helps Fight Childhood Drowning

Asking families about a child’s access to home swimming pools can be an important part of anticipatory guidance. The Florida Hospital Association recently gave All Children’s Hospital a Mark of Excellence Award for

As the sponsor of the Florida Safe Kids Coalition, All Children's led the development of this informative website aimed at preventing drowning deaths in young children, thanks to a matching grant from the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. focuses on Layers of Protection to help prevent drowning incidents among young children (Florida continues to have one of the highest drowning rates in the nation). This interactive site includes sections on Frequently Asked Questions, a Safety Checklist and How-to-Guide. Check out this wonderful resource for Florida’s families.

Introducing: All Children’s Therapy Center of South Tampa
All Children’s Therapy Center of South Tampa will open on July 1, providing outpatient pediatric rehab services in a location that is closer to home for South Tampa families.

The center will offer:
Speech-Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Applied Behavior Analysis Services

All Children’s Therapy Center of South Tampa is located on the campus of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, adjacent to Sydney’s School for Autism. The affiliation with Sydney’s School for Autism will provide these students with one convenient location for the multiple therapeutic and educational services often needed by children with autism. Laura Maynard, Rehab Services Operations Director for All Children’s, will serve as Director of All Children’s Therapy Center of South Tampa.

4518 South Manhattan Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611

Phone (after July 1): 813-837-7012
Fax (after July 1): 813-837-7016