News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Health News Florida

USF, All Children's Announce Project

The University of South Florida has donated 1.4 acres in downtown St. Petersburg to All Children’s Hospital for a “research, education and training facility” that would benefit pediatric care, the two organizations said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

All Children’s has long served as a teaching hospital for USF. However, the future of their relationship had been uncertain, the Tampa Bay Times reports, following All Children’s 2011 merger with Johns Hopkins Medicine and USF Health’s agreements with other hospital organizations, including HCA.

The land, now used for a parking lot, had been donated to USF long ago, the Timesreports. Lawmakers put $2.5 million in the budget for USF to be released after the land is transferred to All Children’s.

Copyright 2014 WUSF Public Media - WUSF 89.7

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online at