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New Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Neurosurgery Fellowship Honors Community Leader
St. Petersburg, Fla. – August 29, 2016 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital received a commitment of $300,000 to support a three-year fellowship for the hospital’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. The donation honors the 28-year career of Tom Dorety, Suncoast Credit Union President and CEO, who will be retiring at the end of 2016. The gift is made possible through a donation by the Tampa Bay Area Credit Unions for Kids, raised by their annual Tampa Bay Area Credit Unions for Kids golf tournament.
“This gift signifies and extends the commitment Tom has generously supported and encouraged on behalf of his relationship with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. As a former board member of the hospital, Tom became aware not only of the extraordinary care that is provided here, but also of the teaching and research component that came with the Johns Hopkins relationship,” said Cindy Helton, executive director of Suncoast Credit Union. “We couldn’t think of a better way to honor Tom’s 28 years with us, the last 20 as our President and CEO.”
This one-time gift will fund a three-year neurosurgery fellowship at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences from 2017-2020 enabling Johns Hopkins All Children’s to continue recruiting the best and brightest physicians to further its proud tradition of elevated pediatric care grounded in research.
“The establishment of this neurosurgical fellowship is a critical step in the advancement of brain health for children everywhere and particularly at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital,” said Jenine Rabin, executive vice president of All Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The future Tom Dorety Fellow will be trained toward exceptional leadership in patient care, neurosurgery and research under the tutelage of internationally respected pediatric neurosurgeon George Jallo, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences. He will be joining a culture of inquisitiveness and innovation at one of the few comprehensive, multidisciplinary care centers for pediatric patients with neurological disorders.”
Tom Dorety and the Tampa Bay Area Credit Unions for Kids have generously supported the growth of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital over the past decade. Funding of the pediatric intensive care unit and the Autism Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s exemplifies Dorety and the Tampa Bay Area Credit Union for Kids’ generous commitment and past contributions.
About All Children’s Hospital Foundation
All Children’s Hospital Foundation provides philanthropic support for the mission and vision of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and to ensure that charitable donations are stewarded directly toward the greatest needs of the hospital and its patients. Its sole function is to raise, steward and distribute donations to benefit Johns Hopkins All Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation works together with individuals, corporations, charitable trusts and other organizations who share its vision, that all children deserve the best pediatric care available. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care for 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. For more information, visit givetoallkids.org.