The development of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute allows us to look at all aspects of care and improve outcomes for our smallest patients
St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2015
The recently established Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine serves as a center dedicated to the comprehensive health of mothers and infants. The institute joins neonatologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, pediatric subspecialists and interprofessional team members to provide the most advanced care for pregnant women and their babies. The institute also includes All Children’s Hospital’s 97 bed, Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), offering the highest level of neonatal care to newborns.
Additionally, neonatologist Prabhu Parimi, M.D., recently joined All Children’s Hospital as director of the institute and chief of the Division of Neonatology. Prior to his new position, Dr. Parimi served as director of the division of neonatology, medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and neonatal medical home, and professor of pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
“The development of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute allows us to look at all aspects of care and improve outcomes for our smallest patients, beginning with high-risk expectant mothers, continuing through delivery and NICU admission, and extending beyond discharge through neonatal follow-up,” said Dr. Parimi. “There is great opportunity to build upon the already exceptional and compassionate care provided by our teams and unite clinical care, research, education and advocacy in order to improve the health of children here in our state and across the globe.”
From providing care for women with high-risk pregnancies to evaluation, monitoring and treatment throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, All Children’s Hospital’s maternal-fetal team specializes in a wide variety of complex maternal-fetal conditions and works to keep both mother and infant healthy and provide the best health outcomes. After delivery, infants receive expert and compassionate care in the hospital’s NICU.
“Dr. Parimi’s leadership and collaborative spirit will elevate our neonatal program and unite our great care with research initiatives and education for residents and future fellows,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and physician-in-chief of All Children’s Hospital and vice dean and professor of pediatrics with Johns Hopkins University. “The formation of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute helps us advance our high-risk obstetrical care and neonatal intensive care for all patients.”
About All Children’s Hospital
All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine in St. Petersburg is the most advanced children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast and a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital. As a 259-bed teaching hospital, All Children’s provides compassionate and comprehensive care while training the next generation of pediatric experts and leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases. A network of 10 outpatient centers and All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional affiliate hospitals provide care closer to home. Founded in 1926, All Children’s Hospital continues to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy to help children from Florida and around the world. For more information, visit [http://www.allkids.org