There's Still Time
to Be The Match
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation is an important treatment modality for all these diseases. It is easier than ever to be a marrow donor; 75 percent of donations are now made through peripheral blood stem cell collection, a process similar to platelet donation.

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 is hosting free registry enrollment drives in September and early October.


Sept. 29:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Oct. 3:
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

At All Children's Outpatient Care, Tampa:

Sept. 28: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend at these times but would like to join the registry please contact Julie Strong,
or 865-566-1785.

Pediatric Grand Rounds
Pediatric Grand Rounds at All Children's Hospital is held Fridays in the Education & Conference Center from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is available for $5. Grand Rounds presentations are not available via live webcast. Archived presentations are available on, usually within 72 hours of the presentation.

Topics and speakers remaining in September:

September 30:
Primary Immunodeficiency Translating in Rare Pediatric Disease

Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Orange holds the Jeffrey Modell Endowed Chair of Immunology Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

ACH Respiratory Care Earns Quality Care Recognition
Congratulations to the ACH Respiratory Care Department for earning the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) designation from the American Association for Respiratory Care. This program is aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available at hospitals. The recognition is awarded to hospitals that meet strict safety and quality standards related to the provision of respiratory care services in accordance with national standards and guidelines.

All Children's is one of approximately 700 hospitals in the U.S. to receive this recognition. ACH respiratory therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals who work under physicians' orders to provide a wide range of breathing services and treatments to infants, children and teens on every inpatient unit as well as in the ACH Pediatric Emergency Center. They are also key members of lifesaving response teams charged with handling medical emergencies.

The All Children's Specialty Care Centers and All Children's Therapy Centers located in eight west central Florida counties will share a new name:
All Children's Outpatient Care.

The new name is intended to bring the centers under one umbrella and make the centers' identity and mission more readily apparent to families in the community. The centers provide a range of outpatient pediatric services that may include: diagnostic services, developmental and rehabilitative therapies, and visits with pediatric subspecialists.

Signage bearing the new name will be installed at each All Children's Outpatient Care location beginning this fall. A listing of the services available at each facility is available at (select "Locations and maps" or use the direct URL for each center:
All Children's Outpatient Care, Sarasota has expanded its schedule of pediatric cardiology services to include daily physician appointments along with daily EKG, echocardiograms, fetal echocardiography and cardiac stress testing. In addition, sedated echocardiograms can be scheduled as needed for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Pediatric Cardiologist Michele Miller, M.D. sees patients daily Monday through Friday at the Sarasota location. Before joining All Children's Specialty Physicians last year, Dr. Miller spent 10 years as Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the David Geffen-University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and Director of Fetal Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Call 727-767-3333 for appointments.
The influenza vaccine for the 2011-2012 influenza season will be available to All Children's Hospital employees, medical staff and affiliated staff. Protect yourself, your patients and your family with an influenza vaccine. Both flu shots and FluMistŪ (nasal spray)* are available beginning with our Influenza Vaccine Kickoff event on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Children's Auditorium on the second floor of the Hospital.

If you can't make it to the kickoff, "Walk-in Wednesdays" (no appointment necessary) are scheduled for October 5, 12 and 19 from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Employee Health Services (in the Sexton building).
After September 28, individual appointments will be available by calling Employee Health Services at 727-767-4190.

FluMistŪ is contraindicated for individuals 49 and older and those who are pregnant, have asthma, a severely weakened immune system or a life-threatening allergy to eggs. In addition, anyone who regularly works in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or who cares for someone at home who is severely immunocompromised should not receive FluMistŪ.
Please be sure to wear short sleeves if you will receive the influenza shot. More information is available from Employee Health Services at 727-767-4190.
Schools are back in session, sports seasons are under way. Unfortunately, some athletes will be sidelined with sports injuries despite their training and preventive efforts. All Children's Sports Rehabilitation, a key component of our AllSports Medicine Program, helps injured athletes from any and all youth sports make a successful return to participation after injury.

Services are available at:

All Children's Main Campus in St. Petersburg
All Children's Outpatient Care, Pasco
All Children's Outpatient Care, Brandon
All Children's Outpatient Care, Sarasota
All Children's Outpatient Care, Tampa

The sports medicine rehab team includes pediatric physical therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers who are experts in sports rehabilitation in general and specifically in pediatric sports rehabilitation. They work in consultation with the referring physician to maximize results.

The treatment program is often of a short duration and includes: one-on-one injury assessment based on the athlete's physical and skeletal maturity, skill level and performance goals; individualized treatment to safely return the athlete to play, prepared with the knowledge and skill to avoid re-injury; and personalized therapeutic exercise programs designed to increase physical performance through improved flexibility, range of motion, strength, coordination and endurance.

Referrals: Patients need a prescription for "Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment" or "Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment" (for wrist and hand injuries). A pediatric occupational or physical therapist with specialized training in pediatric sports injuries or orthopedic conditions will perform the evaluation; treatment will employ the team approach described above.

Call 76SPORT (727-767-7678) to schedule an appointment for any of our sports medicine services.
The All Children's Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a Financial Life Planning Workshop: Physician Creditor Protection Planning Workshop. The one-hour workshop will be offered at three separate times and dates to accommodate varied schedules. The workshop will focus on two topics:

Asset Protection for Physicians: What Every Doctor Should Know About Asset Protection

Topics include: Do it once and do it right; Florida's excellent creditor protection laws; making sure your estate plan does not interfere with your creditor protection plan; medical practice creditor protection; the most common mistakes that doctors make, and how to avoid them.

Presented by Alan S. Gassman, Esquire of Gassman Law Associates, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Gassman is an AV Rated Board Certified estate planning and trust law attorney who represents several hundred physicians in the Tampa Bay area in their estate planning, creditor protection planning, and medical practice representation.

Creditor Protection and the Changing Financial Landscape: A Florida Physician's Guide

Topics include: Asset titling; insurance and annuities; retirement plans; tactical asset allocation; current conditions in financial markets.

Presented by the Madeira Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, St. Petersburg:
Keith Robinson, Senior Vice President, Melissa McLeod, Senior Vice President, John Amick, CIMA, First Vice President, and Richard Hilburn, First Vice President

Please RSVP for one of the following presentations at least five days before event:

Wednesday, October 19, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Education & Conference Center Auditorium

Monday, October 31, Noon to 1 p.m.
Outpatient Care Center, Room A (1st floor)

Monday, November 7, 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Outpatient Care Center, Room B (1st floor)

The October 19th Workshop will be available by live webcast. Sign up at

For more information, please contact Lydia Bailey at 727-767-8914.