Pediatric eBriefs - August 2011

Pediatric Grand Rounds Resume September 9
Pediatric Grand Rounds at ACH will resume on Friday, September 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with a noteworthy change. Grand Rounds presentations will no longer be streamed live, but archived presentations will usually be available on within 72 hours of the presentation.

Topics and speakers for September include:

September 9:
Applying Positive Behavior Support to Engage Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Improve Treatment Effectiveness
Speaker: Meme Hieneman, Ph.D., B.C.A.

September 16:
Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorders
Speaker: Charles Berlin, Ph.D.

September 23:
Bad Bugs, No Drugs, No Escape--What Now?
Speaker: John F. Toney, MD, FACP, FIDSA

September 30:
Primary Immunodeficiency Translating in Rare Pediatric Disease
Speaker: Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D.

New Fit4AllKids and Family Cooking Classes Start Soon
Fit4AllKids Cooking Classes
A new series of Fit4Allkids Weight Management and Fitness for Families classes begins in September. The classes include nutrition, exercise and cooking activities plus motivational coaching. Four program locations include St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater and New Port Richey. The Largo class is for teens, while the other locations enroll children ages 8 through 12 and their families. A physician referral is required.

A new round of our Kohl’s Cooks for Kids Family Cooking Classes also begins in September. This program shows that cooking and eating healthy food is fun—and that children are more likely to try new foods when they plan an active role in choosing and preparing them. These free cooking classes are offered in 5-week sessions in St. Petersburg, Largo, New Port Richey and Seffner.

Information about both programs is available at 727-767-6923 or

All Children's Cleans Up at Communications Awards
Scrub A Dub Dub Video
Last month several family and clinical education initiatives at All Children’s Hospital earned five awards from the Florida Hospital Association-Florida Society for Health Care Public Relations and Marketing. These entries received “Best of Category” awards in their respective areas:

Comprehensive Communications under $25,000: Scrub A Dub Dub hand hygiene initiative

Creative Arts: Scrub A Dub Dub hand hygiene video

External Communications: "Yum, Yum! Let's Make Some!" cookbook, created by the All Children's Fit4Allkids Weight Management and Fitness Program for Families

Internal Communications: "My Life, My Illness" palliative care video featuring patient interviews, produced in conjunction with the Child Life Department

The Scrub A Dub Dub hand hygiene campaign also received the 2011 President’s Award, which is given to the category winner selected as the best overall project from among the category winners.

Congratulations to the ACH departments and individuals who contributed their expertise and creativity to these projects, including (but not limited to) Creative Services, Infection Prevention, Child Life, Fit4Allkids staff, and the young chefs who submitted cookbook recipes. Thanks also to the patients, physicians and staff who graciously participate in telling our story.

You Could Be the Match
Be The Match Registry is the new name for the registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program for more than 20 years. Every person who joins the registry increases the odds that patients who need a lifesaving transplant of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells may be able to find a matching donor. All Children’s will be hosting registry enrollment drives throughout September. Joining is easy: you complete a short health questionnaire, sign a form stating that you understand what it means to be listed in the registry, and then have your check swabbed for a sample of cells for tissue typing.

You may sign up for the Registry at no cost at All Children's Hospital and at All Children's Outpatient Care, Tampa during these dates and times:

Main campus
Sept. 2: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sept. 8: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sept. 12: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sept. 20: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
and 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oct. 3: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Outpatient Care, Tampa
(12220 Bruce B. Downs)
Sept. 7: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sept. 28: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

New Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Program at ACH
All Children’s Specialty Physicians is pleased to announce the addition of its newest medical program: Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Pallavi Iyer, M.D., was named Medical Director for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes on July 1. This month, the practice welcomed pediatric endocrinologist Hidekazu (Ed) Hosono, M.D.

Patients will benefit from a smooth transition of inpatient to outpatient care with a multidisciplinary team approach that includes physicians and certified diabetes nurse educators along with a dietitian and social worker. The team is experienced in all issues related to diabetes management, including diabetes care at school, sick day care, travel questions, and other concerns.

The practice also provides care for patients with diabetes, thyroid disease, adrenal disorders, pituitary dysfunction, disorders of growth and pubertal development, and calcium metabolism.

New patients generally will be scheduled within 1-14 days of referral. The Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes program has daily office hours Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic is located on the fifth floor of the All Children’s Hospital Outpatient Care Center in St. Petersburg.

Pallavi Iyer, M.D.
Pallavi Iyer, M.D.
Medical Director, Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Iyer completed her pediatric residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and All Children’s Hospital. In 2004 she received the Pediatric Resident Teacher of the Year Award and served as administrative chief resident.

Dr. Iyer completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at USF and All Children’s Hospital. From July 2009 through June 2011 she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She created and maintained a pediatric endocrine specific iPad curriculum for pediatric residents and pediatric endocrine fellows and also led the section on pediatric endocrinology for the third-year medical student curriculum.

Dr. Iyer is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology and is a member of both the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. She is a member of the Tampa Bay Diabetes Society and has served as a physician for the Florida Camp for Children and Youth with Diabetes.

Hidekazu (Ed) Hosono, M.D.
Hidekazu (Ed) Hosono, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Dr. Hosono is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he was a volunteer supervisor with the medical school’s Student Run Free Clinic. He completed his pediatric residency at Miami Children’s Hospital and volunteered with Diabetes Youth Camp for youth and teens with type 1 diabetes.

In June 2011, Dr. Hosono completed his pediatric endocrinology fellowship at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. He received a Fellows Development Research Grant in diabetes, obesity and fat cell biology from the Endocrine Fellows Foundation. Dr. Hosono’s areas of clinical focus include type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and teens, growth disorders, and thyroid disease.

Dr. Hosono is board certified in pediatrics and board admissible in pediatric endocrinology, and is a member of the Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

Phone: 727-767-ENDO (3636)
Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 502
601 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

ACH & Pediatric Pulmonary Associates Welcome Dr. Demissie
Seifu M. Demissie, M.D.
Seifu M. Demissie, M.D., has joined the Pediatric Pulmonology Program at All Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Pulmonary Associates.

After receiving his medical degree from Frei Universitaet in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Demissie completed his pediatric residency at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, New York, where he was named 2008 Resident of the Year. In June 2011 he completed a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology in the Eudowood Division of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was Administrative Fellow from 2010-2011. Dr. Demissie also studied epidemiology and statistical methods in Public Health, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Demissie’s scope of practice includes all aspects of pediatric pulmonology as well as, a special clinical and research interest in pediatric asthma. During his fellowship his research included: studies of clinical patient factors that can be used to distinguish asthma control from asthma severity, and how these factors affect treatment recommendations; the extent to which indicators of asthma control can explain parental perception of asthma well-being; and the potential contribution of geographic location to variability in quality of asthma care in physician treatment recommendations for asthma. Dr. Demissie is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Demissie speaks English, German, and Amharic.

Dr. Demissie will see patients at All Children’s Outpatient Care, both Tampa and Brandon, as well as in the Outpatient Care Center on the main campus in St. Petersburg.

Phone: 727-767-4146
Pediatric Pulmonary Associates
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 708
601 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Kelly Hildebrand, M.D. Joins General Pediatrics Program
Kelly Hildebrand, M.D.
Kelly Hildebrand, M.D., has joined All Children’s Specialty Physicians and All Children’s Hospital in the General Pediatrics program, which specializes in ongoing primary care for children with chronic illnesses.

Dr. Hildebrand graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine, where she received the Dean and Mitchell Baker Award for the fourth-year student who demonstrates excellence in the field of pediatric cardiology. She founded the SMILES (Students Making it a Little Easier) mentor program that pairs medical students with children who have chronic illnesses and was a volunteer with the Shands Kids Health Team Pediatric Practice and the Equal Access Clinic. She also was a student leader for medical mission trips to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Hildebrand completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where she took part in bicycle helmet advocacy efforts and tobacco education for middle and high school students. Her areas of special interest include obesity and adolescent health issues.

Phone: 727-767-8917
General Pediatrics
Outpatient Care Center, Suite 502

601 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
$1.5-Million Gift Will Help Create New Autism Center at ACH
A $1.5-million gift from 14 local credit unions will allow All Children's Hospital to establish a comprehensive center for children with autism and related disorders.

The Autism Center at All Children's Hospital will be funded in part through this five-year gift from Tampa Bay Area Credit Unions (TBACU) for Kids.

The Center will be housed in the former Physicians Office Building on the ACH campus. The building is now undergoing renovations. The goal is for the Center to be fully operational in the spring of 2012.

Autism spectrum disorder is the most frequent reason children are referred to All Children's developmental and rehabilitation services for diagnosis and treatment. Autism has a significant impact on social relationships, communication, development and behavior, and it affects each child differently. Services must be individualized, and the new center will bring all the elements of this individualized care to one location.

"This generous gift from the Tampa Bay Area Credit Unions for Kids will enable us to use the latest research in developing model assessment and treatment programs to help children with autism spectrum disorders meet their fullest potentials,” says Gary Carnes, All Children’s President and CEO. “We are deeply indebted to TBACU for Kids for this substantial support."

The Autism Center will bring together in one location an interdisciplinary team focused on functional goals, helping each child to reach maximum potential, participating in school and community activities to the greatest extent possible.

Funds from the TBACU gift will have numerous uses, including: medical, developmental, behavioral assessments and case management for children; scholarships for needy patients to receive services based on well-established criteria; funding of family support groups and behavioral training, and the essential education of staff members in the assessment, case management, and treatment of autism and related disorders.

TBACU for Kids recently completed a $1.5 million pledge that was used to create the 28-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the new All Children's Hospital.

Reaching Out: 2011 Care Fair
Caregivers and educators from All Children’s Hospital again took part in the annual Back-to-School Care Fair, presented by the Junior League of St. Petersburg and held at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center south St. Petersburg.

Inside the center, nurses and other caregivers from ACH took part in more than 280 health screenings, while other employees participated in the outdoor Agency Fair that was visited by more than 2,500 parents and kids. All Children’s community education staff handed out school supplies and back-to-school safety handouts, while members of the ACH Safe Routes to School initiative distributed helmets and highlighted bike safety while traveling to and from school. The Fit4Allkids program was on hand with information about group programs, cooking classes and tips for healthy eating, and the All Children’s Neonatal & Pediatric Transport Team showed off one its ambulances and gave out safety coloring books.

Many ACH community education programs take part in back-to-school events for families in Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Manatee counties. The Back-to-School Care Fair is the only event that includes health screenings.