April 11, 2011

All Children’s Hospital in Fla. joins Johns Hopkins Medicine

All Children’s Hospital, in St. Petersburg, Fla., is now a part of the Johns Hopkins Health System and a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Children’s is the first U.S. hospital outside the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., region to become integrated with JHM, which includes the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

The noncash transaction—there was no purchase or sale—officially integrating ACH into JHM took place on April 1.

Leadership and day-to-day operation of the 259-bed free-standing pediatric hospital and outreach facilities in eight west Florida counties are not expected to change. All Children’s retains its voluntary medical staff and physician organizations, including those University of South Florida physicians who are practicing at ACH. The university and All Children’s are committed to continuing the USF Residency Program at ACH through 2014, with the possibility of extending it beyond that time frame still under discussion.

Board governance structure guarantees that local community leaders will continue to provide guidance and oversight of All Children’s as majority members of the hospital’s board of trustees. In addition, the chair will now be a member of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and members of the board of ACH will be offered opportunities to serve on JHM and JHHS committees. All Children’s will operate under the direction of the JHHS governance structure in the same manner as The Johns Hopkins Hospital and other hospital members of the health system, including Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Jonathan Ellen, former chair of Pediatrics at Bayview, will serve as the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine vice dean for All Children’s Hospital and physician in chief at All Children’s Hospital.