All Children's Hospital, a Johns Hopkins Medicine facility in St. Petersburg, Fla., recently broke ground on a research and education building focused on pediatric care.
The 225,000-square-foot building will employ researchers, physicians and educators dedicated to the treatment of pediatric diseases such as brain disorders and cancer, according to the news release announcing the building.
All Children's Hospital joined Johns Hopkins in 2011.
“(All Children's Hospital) joined with Johns Hopkins with the intent of becoming more research and educationally focused,” said Dr. Jonathan Ellen, president of All Children's. “This building is going to recruit and help support that academic transformation and delivery of high-end care.”
The building will employ approximately 200 staffers and will include a 250-seat auditorium and a simulation lab for pediatric medical residents at University of South Florida and All Children's.
University of South Florida donated the building to All Children's in 2014 to expand pediatric research efforts at both institutions.
All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine already hosts more than 300 research studies, according to a news release. The studies aim to understand chronic and acute health conditions and develop tailored treatment approaches.
Ellen said two-thirds of the 259 beds at All Children's treat intensive-care patients.
Construction for the research building will begin early next year and is expected to be completed by 2018.