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All Children Hospital

, Saint Petersburg Florida USA  
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Name All Children Hospital
Address 501 6th Avenue South
Town Saint Petersburg
State Florida
Country USA
Post Code 33701
Phone 727 898 7451
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About All Children Hospital

The mission of All Children's Hospital is to provide leadership in child health through treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

Treatment – Deliver services with compassion and commitment to family-centered care.

Education – Provide educational programs for our patients, families, employees, and healthcare professionals.

Research – Develop, support, and participate in clinical, basic, and translational research.

Advocacy – Provide leadership in promoting the well-being of children.

Vital Statistics (2008)
Licensed beds 216
Percent of patients who receive intensive services 53
Inpatient admissions 8,119
Patient days 60,221
Emergency Center visits 37,014
Total surgeries 11454
Transports from community hospitals 1,618
Outpatient visits – campus 121,064
Outpatient visits – outreach centers 91,516
Regional outpatient care sites operated by ACH 11

Programs & Facilities
Two Pediatric Intensive Care Units (31 beds)
25-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
60+ bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, with 34 Level III beds
25-bed Pediatric Emergency Center
One of Florida's busiest pediatric heart surgery programs
Outstanding pediatric heart, kidney and bone marrow/stem cell transplant programs
Minimally invasive pediatric surgery program offers state-of-the-art procedures
Neonatal & Pediatric Transport Team brings infants through teens to All Children's from community hospitals across Florida
Childhood cancer program is one of the largest in the Southeast and the only pediatric affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Florida's only NIH Comprehensive Cancer Center
Pediatric teaching center for the University of South Florida College of Medicine, training future pediatricians for our region
Pediatric Clinical Research Center supported by National Institutes of Health
Network of 11 outreach (outpatient) centers (All Children's Specialty Care and All Children's Therapy Centers) in seven counties
Nationally designated Cystic Fibrosis Center

Community Outreach

Since 1991 All Children's has sponsored the Suncoast SAFE KIDS Coalition to prevent childhood injuries, with chapters in Manatee, Pasco, Polk, Pinellas and Sarasota counties, focusing on child passenger safety, drowning prevention and other injury reduction programs

In 2004 a task force of All Children's specialists created an award-winning obesity prevention program-Kidshapers: Weight Management & Fitness for Families

One of Florida's largest providers of continuing medical educationfor primary care pediatricians and other child health care specialists

Our team of 25 neonatologists provides newborn nursery coverage at eight community hospitals

Community education programs for parents, children and teens

All Children's serves as a clinical training site for dozens of colleges and universities

Telephone triage service staffed by our pediatric nurses helps more than 200 community pediatricians handle their after hours calls

Sponsor of Federal Healthy Start program for Pinellas County
Patient Origin Map

Patient Origin
Families from west central Florida and beyond count on All Children's Hospital for specialized inpatient care. While 73 percent of inpatients come from the Suncoast region (Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee & Sarasota Counties), nearly a third come from 12 additional counties in west cental/southwest Florida (from Citrus County in the north to Collier County in the south). Another 3 percent come from as far as Miami, Jacksonville or the Panhandle, and 3 percent come from 49 other states and 53 foreign countries.
History Of All Children Hospital

1926: Civic leaders and members of American Legion Post 14 rally the community to create a special place for children who suffer from the effects of polio and other crippling disorders.

1927:The American Legion Hospital for Crippled Children opens its doors in St. Petersburg.
1936: A second building is added to the Hospital. Many of the patients stayed for months at a time, with physical therapy and educational therapy becoming integral parts of their hospital care.

1950-1960: A larger facility opens to accommodate the nearly 500 patients being admitted each year. Surgical facilities are a new feature, and soon a full-time schoolteacher joins the staff to help meet the needs of the whole child during an extended stay and convalescence. At the decade’s end, more than 5,000 additional square feet are added for rehabilitation and occupational therapy, a library and additional school facilities.

1961-1965:As the threat of polio ebbs, Hospital leaders and trustees plan for a new future providing specialized services for children with a diverse range of healthcare needs. Construction begins in 1965 on land acquired from the City of St. Petersburg next door to its then public hospital (now Bayfront Medical Center).
1967: The new $4.25 million All Children’s Hospital opened its doors on October 1, with a staff of 143, including 65 nurses, for 70 beds. At the dedication, trustees quote the poet Carl Sandburg to explain the Hospital’s new name: “There is only one child in all the world, and that child’s name is All Children.” Within a few years, all 113 of the facility’s licensed beds would be operational.

1968-1969: Pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric cardiology become ACH’s first pediatric subspecialties, and a cardiac catheterization laboratory opens.

1971: ACH opens its first intensive care unit, providing care for newborns through teens.

1973: ACH teams up with the University of South Florida College of Medicine to create a pediatric physician training program and establish research labs in pediatric endocrinology.

1976: ACH opens a new Neonatal Nursery that is designated by the State of Florida as one of eight Level III neonatal units (Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center). Two neonatologists join the staff during this first year. The Hospital expands its pediatric open heart surgery program.
1978: A full-time pediatric radiologist joins the Hospital staff.

1979: The Children’s Health Center opens to provide outpatient services across the street from ACH. New programs include pediatric hematology-oncology and pediatric infectious disease.

1980: A Ronald McDonald Houseopens on the ACH campus to provide a “home away from home” for the families of young patients. ACH acquires its first custom-built neonatal ambulance, which includes two incubators, cardiac monitors, oxygen monitors and respirators, to keep tiny patients stable during their trip to St. Petersburg. 1985:ACH opens a Medical Intensive Care Unit, led by its first fulltime pediatric critical care specialist. A new 40-bed Neonatal Nursery opens to accommodate the growing number of premature and critically ill newborn patients. A bone marrow transplant unit opens in the Hospital, with immunology research labs located in the Children’s Research Institute.
1989: All Children’s performs its first kidney transplant.

1991: A $20 million expansion to ACH adds more inpatient units and operating suites, a Short Stay Unit for the growing number of outpatient surgeries, a sleep laboratory, Special Procedures Unit, pediatric dialysis unit, and expanded occupational and physical therapy areas. ACH teams up with the National Safe Kids Campaign to sponsor the Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition, dedicated to promoting child passenger safety and preventing unintentional childhood injuries such as drowning and pedestrian bicycle accidents. 1995: The ACH Pediatric Emergency Centeropens, providing a frontdoor to the Hospital that is open 24 hours a day. The Emergency Center is especially important for children from throughout the region who have chronic illnesses or other special medical needs and have their “medical home” at All Children’s. All Children’s performs its first pediatric heart transplant. The first All Children’s Specialty Care Center opens in New Port Richey, offering visits with pediatric subspecialists as well as lab, x-ray, diagnostic testing and rehab services to a convenient outpatient setting. 1997: All Children’s SurgiKid of Florida, a pediatric same-day surgery center, opens within the 52,000-square foot All Children’s Specialty Care of Tampa.
1998: The Hospital continues to expand its network of outpatient services with the addition of All Children’s Therapy Centers.

1999:ACH and its next-door neighbor, Bayfront Medical Center, create an innovative joint Pediatric Trauma Program, which is named a State-Approved Pediatric Trauma Referral Center (and is now the busiest pediatric trauma program in Florida).
2000: The $12 million, 50,000 square foot Children’s Research Institute opens, uniting the Hospital and the USF College of Medicine in renewed efforts to understand, treat and ultimately prevent many childhood diseases.

2001: A panel of pediatric experts convened by Child magazine for its first biennial ranking of children’s hospitals lists ACH among the top 25 children’s hospitals in North America

2002: ACH establishes a pediatric minimally invasive surgery program, investing more than $1 million in laparoscopic and robotic surgical equipment for a dedicated surgical suite. 2003:Laboratories in the ACH/USF Children’s Research Institute grow to include pediatric immunology and HIV, and developmental cardiology/cardiovascular disease. ACH establishes a perinatal cardiology program, specializing in the detection of congenital heart defects in the developing fetus and the medical management of these high-risk patients. 2004:The ACH pediatric cancer program is honored by the American Society of Clinical Oncologists for its outstanding work in furthering advances in cancer research and treatment. The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute names All Children’s its only pediatric affiliate. 2005: All Children’s breaks ground for construction of a brand new 240-bed hospitaland adjoining outpatient medical facility. The largest healthcare construction project in the Southeast, it will open in 2009.

2006: All Children’s Specialty Care Centers in Brandon and Carillon become the latest outpatient centers. The Greater St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Business Journal both recognize ACH as Outstanding Business of the Year.
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