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All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Residency Program graduates inaugural class in St. Pete

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is graduating its first class of its pediatric residency program, the first new program of its type in the United States since the 1970s. Last week, 10 pediatricians-in-training completed their journey through the three-year training program, which launched in 2014 at the 259-bed teaching hospital in downtown St. Petersburg. These new medical professionals learned to diagnose, prevent and treat childhood diseases, and will become the next leaders in children’s health. The residency…

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Major grant helping All Children’s Hospital, All-Star Children’s to develop child abuse care facility

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A Sarasota-based foundation is giving a major boost for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and the All-Star Children’s Foundation in a joint program to treat abused children. A $1 million, four-year grant, from the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation, will move All-Star Children’s Foundation closer to its goal of offering the latest treatment for childhood trauma based on the latest neural research. The money will be used to set up a director of pediatric psychological trauma and intervention at Johns…

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital names new anesthesia department head

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Anesthesiology expert Mohamed Rehman, M.D. is joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as the new chair of the Department of Anesthesia. Nationally recognized for his medical and clinical informatics expertise, Rehman will also serve as professor of anesthesiology and critical care (pending academic review) with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Rehman is also establishing the Perioperative Health Informatics Unit within the hospital’s Health Informatics Core, which uses electronic health data to improve care and increase understanding of children’s…

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St. Pete man accused of murdering 7-week-old; abuse was to ‘toughen’ child

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The father of a 7-week-old girl told police he pinched her cheeks and squeezed her ribs to make her “tough.” Instead, the St. Petersburg infant died in September after suffering a brain hemorrhage, fractured ribs, broken clavicle and split lip, according to police documents obtained by FloridaPolitics.com. J’Lena Dillard was taken to John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in the early hours of Sept. 24, where she was pronounced dead. According to the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, J’Lena died…

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Personnel note: John Hopkins All Children’s names Sylvia Ameen new Marketing VP

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital announced Friday that Sylvia Ameen will serve as the hospital’s new Vice President of Marketing and Communications starting July 1. Ameen is currently working as All Children’s interim chief marketing officer and has been involved with the hospital and its foundation since 1989, and has handled tasks from managing gift portfolios to board engagement during her tenure. She also directed the $75 million capital campaign for the construction of the new hospital building, which opened…

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Ronald McDonald House pampers stressed out moms of sick kids for Mother’s Day

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Moms all over the world were the center of attention Sunday in one of the most sentimental holidays of the spring season — Mother’s Day. For those moms staying at the Ronald McDonald House, Mother’s Day is like any other day. They spend untold hours at the hospital,  waiting and attending to a critically ill or injured child, hoping for good news that he or she will recover and go home soon. In those families, Ronald McDonald House becomes the…

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Wife and mother who lost husband, daughter speaks at Johns Hopkins in support of organ donation

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When Rebecca Irizarry lost her husband and daughter almost two years ago, she was admittedly in a very tough place. “The days after the accident […] were such a blur. There were many questions that I immediately had to answer. And everything was so difficult,” said Irizarry during a May 6 press-conference at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg. “But, I tell everyone, the easiest decision involved was donating their organs and tissues. There wasn’t a doubt in…

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