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All Children's, Johns Hopkins plan joint celebration April 4

ST. PETERSBURG — Eight months after announcing its plans, All Children's Hospital appears to be just days away from officially becoming part of the prestigious Johns Hopkins Health System.

The hospital has sent out invitations to community leaders and others to gather at the hospital's main entrance at 10 a.m. April 4. The invitation reads: "Come join the All Children's Family as we celebrate a new chapter in our hospital's history — joining forces with Johns Hopkins Medicine."

All Children's spokeswoman Ann Miller said the deal has not been finalized, but "we're hopeful that it will be finished by that point. We're committed to doing everything we can to make it happen."

Miller would not disclose details of the event, but about a dozen top Hopkins officials are expected to be there, including Dr. Edward Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System.

"We are thrilled and delighted that All Children's will be joining the Hopkins family," Gary Stephenson, a Hopkins spokesman, said Monday. "They are a premier pediatric hospital and one that any health system would be honored to have as a member."

In late January, the All Children's governing board unanimously approved an agreement spelling out how the integration would work. The two sides then began to make the necessary regulatory filings, a process that was expected to take about 60 days.

Leadership and day-to-day operations of the 84-year-old hospital and its other facilities in eight west Florida counties are not expected to change. No money will change hands, though Hopkins will assume ultimate financial responsibility for All Children's. All Children's also will retain its name.

Stephenson characterized the eight-month process as smooth. "It went as we hoped it would go," he said.

The move allows Johns Hopkins to expand beyond the Baltimore-Washington area and All Children's to beef up its education and research programs. Dr. Jonathan Ellen will serve as interim pediatrician-in-chief and vice dean for the All Children's campus for 18 months. Ellen, who is expected to attend the April 4 event, has been overseeing the research, residency programs and medical students at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.

Richard Martin can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8330.

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