All Children’s Welcomes Hella Ewing, CNO
Hella Ewing has joined ACH as Chief Nursing Office. She comes to ACH from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, FL. As Executive Director of the Women and Children's Hospital, Ewing was responsible for a 55-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Antepartum and Labor and Delivery Units, and the only neonatal/pediatric transport team in Northwest Florida. She was also responsible for adult and pediatric respiratory services and dialysis services. As the Alpha Projects Director for Sacred Heart Hospital, Ewing implemented a number of key quality initiatives, including Rapid Response Team, Perinatal Safety, ICU Safety and Prevention of Nosocomial Infections programs. Ewing served on the Board of Healthy Start of Escambia County and as an Executive Board Member of Ronald McDonald Children's Charities of Northwest Florida.

All Children’s Therapy Center of South Tampa is Accepting Patients
All Children’s Therapy Center of South Tampa provides outpatient speech-language pathology service, pediatric occupational therapy, pediatric physical therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Services. The Center is located at 4518 South Manhattan Avenue, on the campus of St. Patrick’s Church and adjacent to Sydney’s School for Autism.

In addition to serving families from throughout the South Tampa community, the Center’s proximity to Sydney’s School gives children who need both educational and developmental and rehabilitation services the convenience of receiving treatment right at their school. All patients at the Center benefit from having services provided at one facility by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who stay in close communication about each child’s care and emphasize family participation.

All Children's Therapy Center of South Tampa is one of the first All Children's sites to provide ABA Services. ABA Therapy creates individualized treatments that focus on decreasing problem behaviors, teaching new positive behaviors and training caregivers. Components of ABA Therapy can include: establishing and expanding positive behaviors; reducing problem behaviors; improving pre-academic, academic, play and social skills; and establishing and improving communication skills with Verbal Behavior Therapy.

The phone number for the Center is 813-837-7012. A map and driving directions are available at

Friday, July 30
Grand Rounds:
Child Abuse & Neglect
The July 30 Grand Rounds presentation will be "Child Abuse & Neglect: Cases from All Children's Hospital," presented by Sally M. Smith, MD. This Special Grand Rounds meets one hour of the two hours of required CME for Domestic Violence.

Pediatric Grand Rounds is held from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Education & Conference Center. You may view Grand Rounds live via webcast by going to The original presentation is then added to our collection of archived Grand Rounds (also at ) and can be viewed for CME credit at your convenience.

All Children’s Hospital to Become Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

All Children’s Hospital will be joining forces with Johns Hopkins Medicine — a world leader in research, medical education and clinical care.

Johns Hopkins Medicine and All Children’s Hospital and Health System have signed an integration letter of intent. When completed and implemented as designed, All Children’s will join the Johns Hopkins Health System as a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). Both systems anticipate ACH will join JHM sometime late in 2010 after appropriate due diligence is completed.

“The integration of All Children’s into Johns Hopkins Medicine creates a synergy that allows both partners to continue our mission-centric work in children’s healthcare,” says Gary Carnes, President and CEO of All Children’s Health System. “We believe it increases All Children’s value as a key community asset, extending benefits near and beyond to the families of children in need of top-notch clinical care by adding the benefits that the world-class teaching and research opportunities of Johns Hopkins Medicine will bring. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked number one in the nation for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, with its Children’s Center ranking among the top five in the nation last year.”

As non-profit institutions with long histories of treatment, teaching and research benefiting their communities and beyond, All Children’s and Johns Hopkins Medicine share similar missions. This is a non-cash transaction—no purchase or sale—but rather an opportunity for All Children’s to join a system with a 120-year history of educating physicians and pioneering breakthroughs to benefit future generations globally.

Patients and their families, staff, physicians and the many stakeholders with an interest in All Children’s Hospital can be assured that business will continue as usual.  All Children’s Hospital will retain its name and its longstanding commitment to the children of Florida.  Donations made to the Hospital’s Foundation will remain for the benefit of All Children’s. Leadership and day-to-day operation are not expected to change as a result of the integration. Board governance structure guarantees that local community leaders will continue to provide guidance and oversight of All Children’s as majority members of the Hospital’s Board of Trustees.

“Families of the children we serve need to know that All Children’s will continue delivering the expert and tender loving care that this region has come to count on,” says Claudia Sokolowski, All Children’s Health System Board Chair. “Through my decades of involvement on All Children’s boards, I’ve served with many fellow business people, conscientiously weighing the value of new initiatives. The guiding principle has always been—is it in the best interest of the children? That’s what led us to grow in clinical expertise, to expand our reach throughout the region and to build a new, more efficient facility to carry our mission well into the future. Integration with Hopkins will position us to jointly shape the future of children’s health care in partnership with an unparalleled leader in medical research and teaching.”

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Saturday, July 24
Practical Pediatrics: Cardiology
All Children’s Specialty of Tampa

Register now for Practical Pediatrics: Cardiology, to be held this Saturday at All Children’s Specialty Care of Tampa, 12220 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required: go to to register for this free event. Faculty and topics include:

Perinatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
Kathryn D. Nardell, MD & Aleta Casbohm, RDCS

Diagnosis & Management of Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Marguerite Crawford, MD & Diego Escobar, MRI Technician

Interventional Management of Congenital Heart Disease in Children
Gary E. Stapleton, MD

Acquired Heart Disease in Children
James M. Galas, MD

Cardiovascular Screening for the General Population
Gul H. Dadlani, MD

Saturday, August 7
Practical Pediatrics: Diagnostic Imaging
Join us from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Education & Conference Center at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. Pre-registration is required. Go to to register for this free event. Faculty and topics include:

Fetal MRI
Evan W. Harris, MD

Image Gently
Evan W. Harris, MD

PET-CT for Pediatrics
Richard M. Benator, MD, FACR

Imaging Considerations for Central Nervous System Hemorrhage and Neuromuscular Disease
J. Kevin Potthast, MD

Advances in MRI: Clinical Implications
Javier F. Quintana, MD

Pediatric Fluoroscopic Studies: A Review
William E. Schaaf, Jr., MD

Cardiac Imaging in Pediatric Patients
William E. Schaaf, Jr., MD

Imaging of the Painful Knee in the Pediatric Population
Jeffrey P. Clarke, MD