All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has signed a letter of intent
with John Hopkins Medicine to join the John Hopkins Health Care System.
All Children's hopes to be a fully integrated member of the network by
the end of 2010.
The integration will provide research opportunities for All Children's. "John Hopkins
is a world renowned research facility," says Gary Carnes, All Children's
president and CEO. "We will use their research protocol to develop our own research programs."
to Carnes, cancer will probably be the initial focus of research.
"Hopkins is probably best known for its research on cancers throughout
all organs in the body," he says. "We have a large pediatric cancer
department and are affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center
so we will probably be working with cancer research in the areas of
hematology and oncology in concert with John Hopkins and Moffitt."
are other educational opportunities as well. According to Carnes, All
Children's plans to use its affiliation with John Hopkins to train new
physicians. We're talking about jointly building a research and
education building," he says. "We hope to educate future physicians here
at the All Children's campus, too," he says.
In 2010, All Children's completed and moved into a brand new $403 million state-of-the-art facility in downtown St. Petersburg'
medical district. It features a nine-story, 259-bed hospital; a
250,000-square-feet outpatient care center as well as a 97-bed neonatal
intensive care unit, an obstetrics unit and nursery, 12 operating
suites, a cardiovascular ICU and a Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Gary Carnes, All Children's Hospital