St. Petersburg, FL - September 14, 2015 - All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine just received its first national grant from the The Hearst Foundations for $100,000. The grant will help fund the exclusive Leadership Executive Academic Development (LEAD) curriculum provided to medical residents in All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency program. LEAD is a two-week program focused on transforming the residents from pediatric physicians to pediatric physician leaders.
"We admire All Children's thoughtful and innovative approach to residency training, and look forward to these doctors' inspired service to their patients and the health care field in the years ahead," said Mason Granger, director of grants at The Hearst Foundations.
The curriculum during the LEAD program focuses on areas such as communications, ethics, cultural competency, the business of medicine, patient safety and personalized approaches to care. The program allows residents to apply the knowledge and skills from these sessions to actual patient cases, and gather feedback from their peers and other leaders on how to apply these topics to patient care and their career development.
"Our residency program is doing what no other program has done before through this type of training," said Raquel Hernandez, M.D. M.P.H., director of medical education for All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. "The LEAD program allows us to bridge the gap between traditional physician training and modern medicine by revamping the model for residency programs."
"The Hearst Foundations' support is an investment in some of the best and brightest new pediatric medical talent. Their gift will help us grow the next generation of physician leaders with a focus on patient safety, the highest quality of care and the best outcomes for our young patients of today and tomorrow," added Jenine Rabin, executive vice president of the All Children's Hospital Foundation.
First and second year residents in the All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatric residency program complete their LEAD training annually starting in mid-September.
About All Children's Hospital
All Children's Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine located 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. With over 50 pediatric specialties and 259 beds, All Children's is dedicated to advancing children's health through treatment, research, education and advocacy. Programs that include a Clinical and Translational Research Organization, pediatric biorepository and a new pediatric residency program are driving innovation in personalized pediatric medicine and child health. A network of 11 outpatient care centers in eight counties along with affiliate programs at regional hospitals makes All Children's a leading provider of care for Florida's children.
About The Hearst Foundations
The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of Education, Health, Culture and Social Service. The Foundations' purpose is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. The charitable goals of the Foundations reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst.