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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Announces New V.P. of Marketing and Communications
St. Petersburg, Fla. – June 10, 2016 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital announces that, effective July 1, its new Vice President, Marketing & Communications will be Sylvia Ameen. Presently, Ameen serves as Interim Chief Marketing Officer for the hospital and as Vice President of its foundation.
In her new role, Ameen will be responsible for the oversight of all marketing and communications operations at the hospital, including internal hospital communications to employees and physicians as well as external marketing strategy. Her purview will include all marketing strategies, media relations, creative development, crisis communications, internal communications, hospital events and brand use.
Ameen has been intricately involved in the integration of Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine, including the hospital’s name change announced in April 2016.
“Leading our health care organization into its next phase requires forward-thinking minds who are eager to innovate while always keeping our mission at the forefront,” says Dr. Jonathan Ellen, President and CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Vice Dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “With her many years of leadership, Sylvia is well suited and prepared to communicate the power of our outstanding care and to share the many opportunities for our community to recognize and support that impact.”
Ameen first joined the organization in 1989, serving the All Children’s Hospital Foundation. There, she was responsible for a principal gift portfolio, board engagement and campaign management. She also directed the $75 million capital campaign for the construction of the new hospital building, which opened in January 2010.
Ameen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eckerd College and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. Throughout her career, she has been active in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the St. Petersburg Suncoasters, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay. Most recently, she joined the board of the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, which focuses on the city’s economic development.
About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.