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Introducing ...Shands Children's Hospital at UF and Shands by jianghongl

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									                                                                                                                                                                                 Volume 14
                                                                                                                                                                                 Fall 2006




                   Children’s Hospital at UF and
Introducing ...Shands
Shands Children’s Hospital at AGH
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                                                                                               natal ICUs, mos                                and bone marrow
                                                                       and Level 3 Neo                                 ery, neurosurgery                            Unit and a
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                                                                        nine-bed Intermed                                                l campaign to raise
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                                                                         pediatric services
                                                                                                  family!
                                                                         the UF and Shands
                                                                          Sincerely,
                                                                                             MD
                                                                          Terence R. Flotte,
                                                                          Nemours Emin   ent Scholar
                                                                                             r of Pediatrics
                                                                          Professor and Chai
                                                                                              icine
                                                                           UF College of Med



              This is a periodic publication produced and funded by Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida. The purpose of this
              publication is to inform our readers of the latest developments, improvements and advances at Shands Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and our
                     SAFE KIDS program. For further information, please call 352-265-7953 or 1-800-284-6472. Or check out our website at www.shandskids.org
                   A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING
                       TOLL FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
                                                  Patient Care Highlight * * * *
                                                  General pediatrics floor renovations
                                                  A     nine-bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) opened on the general pediatrics
                                                        floor at Shands Children’s Hospital at UF on Sept. 18. Included in the room
                                                  design, are three private and three semi-private rooms, upgraded bathrooms and a
                                                  nursing desk alcove overseeing patient care between the rooms. Children’s Miracle
                                                  Network funded this $450,000 project. Now that the IMCU is completed, the
           Visit our
                                                  remaining 14 patient rooms on the general pediatrics floor will receive an upgrade.
           online store                           In order to complete the construction project while patients were housed on the
            to purchase your                      pediatric wing, a temporary wall was installed. Healthcare providers were painted
               Children’s Miracle                 on the wall by Shands Arts In Medicine artists. This beautiful mural is in
                 Network items.                   appreciation of all the dedicated team members taking care of children at
               www.shandskids.org                 Shands Children’s Hospital.
                 800-284-6472




                                                                                       The first patient, Collyn Glisson, being wheeled into
                                                                                       an IMCU room with his mom, Kim Glisson.
                                                    “If it is not moving, paint it”.
                                                    Temporary construction wall




                      Fishing for Kids raises $2,100

                            T     he 2006 Fishing for Kids
                                  Saltwater Trout Tournament, presented by the
                     Shands HealthCare Facilities Engineering team, was held Saturday,
                 April 22, in Steinhatchee, Fla., at the Gulfstream Motel & Marina. More
than 50 fisherman joined Children’s Miracle Network to make miracles happen for
patients treated at Shands Children’s Hospital. Tournament sponsors included: Gaylord’s
Insulation, Inc.; Ray’s Metal Works; Bass Assassin; Mercury Medical; WW Gay
Mechanical; Millers Boating Center of Ocala; and Northstar Plumbing & Piping, Inc.


    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS WHO CAUGHT THE LARGEST FISH:
        1st place: Mike Sexton & Scott Lindsey – total weight 12 pounds, 12.5 ounces
        2nd place: Chad Howard & Kevin Barrington – total weight 11 pounds, 13.5 ounces
        3rd place: Guy Roig & Terry Compton – total weight 11 pounds, 13 ounces
        4th place: Linda & Wayne Cowart – total weight 11 pounds, 7.5 ounces
        Big Trout: Mike Sexton & Scott Lindsey – 4 pounds, 8.75 ounces                                                                        n
                                                                                                                                    ike Sexto ft ).
        Big Red Fish: Thad Beck & Clay Toole – 6 pounds, 3.25 ounces                                                    winners: M              (le
                                                                                                          First place ) and Scott Lindsey
                                                                                                                  g check                  nd
                                                                                                          (holdin                ), CMN, a
                                                                                                                       rton (left              ring,
                                                                                                           Annie Mo m, Shands Enginee
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                                                                                                            J.W. Willin
       2                                                                                                                wards.
                                                                                                            present a
                                2006 Miracle Makers’ Radiothon
                                   Celebrates a Birthday and
                                     $262,512 in Pledges

                                             H       appy Birthday to Shands Children’s Hospital! This
                                                     year, the Miracle Makers’ Radiothon on 98.5 KTK and
                                               News/Talk 97.3 The Sky, which benefited Children’s Miracle
                                               Network, joined in the 10th Birthday Celebration of Shands
                                               Children’s Hospital at UF. Although Shands at UF opened in
                                               the 1950s with the first patient being a pediatric patient, it
                                               wasn’t until 1996 that Shands Children’s Hospital was born.
                                               During the four-day birthday celebration event held
                                               Aug 23-26 in the Shands at UF Atrium, more than 1,350
                                               commemorative T-shirts were sold. On Friday, Aug. 25 those
                                               wearing the t-shirt received birthday cake.
                                                    During the 6th annual Radiothon, the teams at 98.5 KTK
                                               and News/Talk 97.3 The Sky went on air to help build aware-
                                               ness and raise funds for Shands Children’s Hospital. Many
   Chris Wells and Storm Roberts with Brooke poignant interviews with patients, their families, UF physi-          Former Gator Udonis Haslem meets
   Emery and her mom, Elise. Brooke is being                                                                       Khari Peterson, a pediatric patient
                                               cians and Shands HealthCare providers were broadcast to             being treated for cancer.
   treated at Shands Children’s Hospital for a
   brain tumor.                                encourage listeners to call in and make a pledge. Listeners
                                               pledged $262,512 during the 2006 Miracle Makers’
                                               Radiothon. The Radiothon is also an opportunity to highlight
                                               the many personal stories of Shands Children’s Hospital.
                                               During a family interview, Storm Roberts met pediatric
                                               patient Khari Peterson, a basketball fan receiving treatment
                                               for cancer. Former Gator, Udonis Haslem, who currently
                                               plays with the Miami Heat, visited Khari in the hospital
                                               thanks to Storm Roberts.
                                                    As a special kick off to the Radiothon event, Children’s
                                               Miracle Network also hosted the annual Raiders of the Loose
                                               Change program to help raise more funds for patients at
                                               Shands Children’s Hospital. “Change Raiders” collected
                                               money from their fellow employees, family members, class-
                                                                                                                Bob Rose and Jay Anderson pose with the
                                               mates and friends. These change raiders raised more than         Naylor family. Samuel had surgery at
                                               $13,500. Congratulations to Jonathan Unwin with Shands           Shands Children’s Hospital at 26 months
 Chelsea Bell, a patient treated for renal
 failure, during her Radiothon interview.
                                               Medical Laboratories at Rocky Point. His team raised             old.
                                               $336.18 and received breakfast and the traveling trophy for
                                               the top Shands Change Raider. The top fundraising raider
                                               overall was 7-year-old Alton Terry from Bronson. Alton
                                               raised $5,377.84 for Children’s Miracle Network.
                                             Title Sponsors: Gainesville Harley Davidson     • U Build It
                                             Raiders of the Loose Change      Catering Sponsor:
                                             Sponsor: Furniture Country of    Pomodoro's & Nero's
                                              Gainesville                     Power Burst Sponsor:
                                             Miracle Moments Sponsor:           Kennedy Communications
                                              Quality Plumbing                Power Hour Sponsors:
Storm Roberts and Chris Wells with Alton     Phone Bank Sponsor:              • Wade Raulerson Honda
Terry – a 7 year old who raised more than     Quality Plumbing                • Pray Then Play Sports
$5,300 for the Raiders of the Loose Change   Tote Board Sponsor:              • Cherry Lane Furniture           Tyler Youtz gives the “go-ahead” to receive
program.                                      Martin's Family Appliance       • Dermacare                       90 pledges. Tyler wrote a book called “Tyler
                                                                                                                vs. the Tumor.”
          Working Magic For Kids Radiothon
             Listeners Pledge $37,053




Photos by EverythingTallahassee.com


                                                                          Above, Left to Right,

           C     lear Channel Communications and WTLY Magic 107.1
                 held their annual Working Magic For Kids radiothon on
           April 20-22. Hosted by Magic’s morning team, Troy and
                                                                               Top Row:
                                                                                              • Trenton Weeks and his mom Kayla.
                                                                                                Trenton was treated for ALL/TCell
                                                                                                lymphoma.
           Dawne, the broadcast was live from Tallahassee’s Wal-Mart
                                                                                              • The Weeks family with Dawne & Troy.
           on Thomasville Road and resulted in $37,053 in pledges over                        • Connor Giles with his mom Stacy.
           three days.                                                                          Connor was treated for Burkitt's
               Children’s Miracle Network families from the                                     lymphoma.
           Tallahassee area shared their inspiring stories of treatment
                                                                                  Bottom:     • Amber Finch - treated since 2001 for a
           and recovery at Shands Children’s Hospital at UF. Last year                          brain tumor - is pictured with mom
           alone, more than 700 admissions to Shands Children’s                                 Angela and WTLY's Dawne Davis.
           Hospital at UF were patients who came from the                                     • Kayla Mills, daughter of Pam and Ed Mills,
           Tallahassee/South Georgia area.                                                      was treated at Shands for severe
                                                                                                meconium aspiration at birth.
                                                                                              • The Gwartney family with Dawne and
                                                                                                Troy. Chandler received a bone marrow
                                                                                                transplant at Shands for Leukemia.
                                                                                              • Taylor Rooks, 4 years old, is being
                                                                                                treated for a congenital heart defect.




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                                       2007 Events to Benefit
                                      Children’s Miracle Network
GAINESVILLE / OCALA
Dance Marathon at UF                                                                    March 31 - April 1
The 13th annual Dance Marathon at the University of Florida will be March 31 and April 1, 2007. Approximately 650 student
dancers will stand up and stay awake for 32 hours in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center to raise money and awareness for Children’s
Miracle Network. Last year, the event, which is the largest student-run philanthropy in the Southeast, raised $339,000 – making
its 12-year total more than $1.9 million. Visit www.floridadm.org to learn more!

4th Annual Spring Trail Ride                                                             April 14
Join the 4th Annual Spring Trail Ride on Saturday, April 14, 2007. The 10-mile scenic ride led by the Altoona Trail Riders will be at the Florida
Horse Park in Ocala with miles of beautiful Florida Greenway trails. Participants must bring their own horses and are asked to collect pledges in
advance. A minimum $25 donation is required to ride. Prizes are awarded based on the amount of pledges turned in at the event. Camping
accommodations and horse stalls are available to rent. Call 800-284-6472 to register.
Fishing For Kids                                                                         April 28
The 2007 Fishing for Kids Saltwater Trout Tournament, presented by the Shands HealthCare Facilities Engineering team, will be held Saturday, April
28, in Steinhatchee, Fla., at the Gulfstream Motel & Marina. A guaranteed $2,000 in prizes and awards will be distributed. For more information,
call 800-284-6472.

WEST PALM BEACH / SOUTH FLORIDA
Quail Creek Plantation Fun Shoot                                                        Jan. 20
On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, Quail Creek Plantation will host a sporting clay fun shoot to benefit the kids at Shands Children’s Hospital. This is
a wonderful opportunity to spend a day outdoors enjoying the natural ambiance of South Florida. Course opens at 8 am and lunch is available.
For more information, contact Denise Huggins at 877-575-5437.

TALLAHASSEE / SOUTH GEORGIA
Tally Awards                                                                                    Jan. 12
  The Tally Awards are the "people's choice awards" for businesses in Tallahassee, with the winners being solely determined by votes from the Tallahassee
       community. The voting began on Aug. 15, 2006, and will culminate with a colossal gala event on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at The Mary Brogan
          Museum of Art and Science and TCC Capitol Center. Call 850-386-6417 for tickets.
          Dance Marathon at FSU                                                        Feb. 17-18
           In 2006, the Dance Marathon at FSU participants raised more than $271,000 for Children’s Miracle Network. The 2007 Dance Marathon
will be held on Feb. 17-18, at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee. More than 700 students are expected to dance in the 32-hour
event. Dance Marathon at FSU will also mentor Tallahassee area high school students by helping them coordinate a Mini Dance Marathon on
Jan. 27. Dance Marathon is planned and executed entirely by students at colleges throughout the country.
Magic 107.1 Radiothon                                                                   April 19-20
The upcoming Magic 107.1 Radiothon will be held April 19-20, 2007, broadcasting live from Tallahassee’s Wal-Mart store on Thomasville Road.
Magic’s Morning Show personalities Troy and Dawne will talk with families from Tallahassee and south Georgia as they share their journeys and
experiences at Shands Children’s Hospital. Special Thanks to Magic 107.1 and Troy and Dawne for their commitment to the kids!

                              Visit ShandsKids.org for more information!


 Get the card that helps Shands Kids
 W        hen you need a credit card—whether it’s to make travel arrangements or for
          life’s unexpected expenses—use the credit card that can save you money and
 make a difference in a child’s life.
     Even if you don’t carry a credit card balance, the Children’s Miracle Network
 Visa is the card for you. Each time you make a purchase, CAMPUS donates a
 percentage of your purchase to Shands Children’s Hospital.

                           To apply, visit www.campuscu.com or call
                               352-335-9090 and press 4.

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           Volunteer                                Florida Forestry…
           Spotlight                                Allen Boatright and Ken Griner

   A        nationwide giving campaign, Log A Load For Kids, is now in its 16th year.
            Loggers and others contribute the value of a load of logs, or more, to local
     Children's Miracle Network hospitals as well as organize fundraising events.
     Thanks to its four annual events, the Log A Load For Kids program in Florida
     raised $51,548 in 2005 to benefit Shands Children’s Hospital. Events include a
     golf tournament in Gainesville and a skeet shoot in Tallahassee.

     The Tommy Usher Log A Load for Kids Golf Classic is sponsored by the Florida
     Forestry Association and co-sponsored by Farm Credit of North Florida; Usher
     Land & Timber; Buckeye; Georgia Pacific; Loncala; Suwannee Lumber Lynetta and Ken Griner
     Company; N.G. Wade Investment Company; Carter & Company Advertising;
     Innovative Media Solutions; and Stone Container. Last year alone, the golf classic
     raised $28,782. The annual event continues to be a success due to the continued
     support and countless dedicated hours volunteered by its sponsors. Ken Griner and
     his wife Lynetta, owners of Usher Land & Timber, are two such volunteers. The
     Griners’ direction of this event contributes to its success.

     Allen Boatright has served as state chairman of Florida’s Log A Load For Kids
     program since 1999 and as a member of the task force since 1997. He is owner
     and president of Boatright Timber Service, Inc., a North Florida logging company.      Did you know?
     Since 1996, Allen has co-chaired the Log A Load for Kids Skeet Shoot fundraiser,
     which raises approximately $13,000 each year. Aside from co-chairing the
                                                                                           ; The Kidney Disorder and Dialysis
     event, he also supplies the food and brings in his own smoker where he cooks his
     original “dancing chickens” for the shooters. His family and employees also assist    Center at Shands Children’s Hospital
     at the event.                                                                         at the University of Florida is one of
                                                                                           the most comprehensive children’s
                                             Allen has attended many of the fundraising    kidney centers in the state and has
                                             events in his capacity as state chairman.     a nationally recognized kidney
                                             On more than one occasion, he has visited     transplant program.
                                             Shands Children’s Hospital. Allen and
                                             his wife, Connie, have both participated      ; The Shands Burn Center at UF is
                                             in the telethon, where they volunteered       one of only four burn centers in
                                             on the phone banks and collected
                                                                                           Florida and one of two in the state to
                                             donations. On numerous occasions,
                                             Allen has promoted Log A Load For Kids        treat children with second- and third-
                                             on radio and television. He and Connie        degree burns.
                                             regularly attend the annual Celebration
                                             conference in Orlando.                        ; UF faculty physicians who
Allen and Connie Boatright
                                                                                           p r a c t i c e microneurosurgery at
     Thank you, Ken Griner and Allen Boatright, for your leadership in helping             Shands at UF are recognized world-
     Children’s Miracle Network make a difference in children’s lives through              wide for their groundbreaking neuro-
     Log A Load For Kids.                                                                  surgical techniques. Since 1975 more
                                                                                           than 1,000 surgeons have traveled to
                                                                                           Shands at UF to learn new techniques
                                                                                           and refine their skills in performing
                                                                                           delicate brain and spinal cord surgery.


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                                         Celebrity Waiter Night
                                               makes history
                                           and raises $236,792


                                          M ore than 75 Shands HealthCare employees               Facilities Team
                                            dressed up in costume and waited on 325 guests at the 21st Annual Celebrity Waiter
                               Night - one of the most entertaining and fun-filled events for employees and guests. Celebrity
                           Waiter Night continued the tradition of educating participants and encouraging support for Shands
Children’s Hospital by raising $236,792 on Monday, May 22. The event was held at the Holloway Touchdown Terrace on the
University of Florida campus. Each celebrity waiter was dressed up in creative costumes according to the “Birthday Party”
theme and their guests dined on Italian cuisine catered by Napolatano’s Restaurant. Employee teams tried to outdo each other
by performing choreographed song-and-dance numbers, cheered on by their guests.
    Ten departments from Shands HealthCare participated: Finance, Legal Services, Human Resources, Managed Care,
Facilities Development, Information Services, Nursing, Operations, Pharmacy, and Rehab. The UF College of Medicine pediatric
physicians also participated. The Shands “themed characters” waited on their guests throughout the night and tips for the
evening were donated to the
Children’s Miracle Network. Silver Sponsors
                                       Charles Perry Construction
Since 1986, Celebrity Waiter Night
                                       Financial HealthCare Associates
has raised more than $1,345,000
                                       Lincoln Financial
for Children’s Miracle Network.        OEC Business Interiors
                                           The Elan Group
Diamond Sponsors                           Venture Realty
   Affiliated Engineers, Inc.              WW Gay Mechanical Contractor of Gainesville
   Ajax Building Corporation
   Skanska USA Building, Inc.             Bronze Sponsors                                 Nursing/Operations/Ph
                                                                                                               armacy/Rehab Team
                                           Amico Corporation
Gold Sponsors                              Bank of America
   FTI Cambio Health Solutions             Blue Cross Blue Shield
   Flad & Associates                       Dell USA LP
   Johnson Controls                        Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.
   Merrill Lynch & Co.                     Everest A/R Management
   Multiplan, Inc.                         Harden and Associates
   Wendy’s / Hoover Foods                  Healthcare Parking Systems Management
                                           IBM Corporation
                                           Marshall Erdman & Assoc.
                                           MedAssist, Inc.
                                           Mellon Financial
                                           M.J. Altman Companies                         Human Resources/Legal/Finance/ Managed
                                           Mercer Human Resources Consulting             Care Team
                                           Misys Healthcare
                                           Moses & Associates
                                           Nelson & Affiliates
                                           Ponikvar & Associates
                                           Siemens Medical Solutions USA
                                           WW Gay Fire Protection
                                           West Farms Environmental Horticulture
                                          Special Thanks to…
                                           Napolatano’s Restaurant and its staff
                                           Center Stage Costumes
                                           Cone Distributing, Inc.
                     O of Shands           Dorn’s Liquors & Wine Warehouse
    Tim Goldfarb, CE                VP
    HealthCare, wi th Brad Pollitt,        Starbucks Coffee
                                                                                                                     am
                                           Shands Catering – Food & Nutrition Services                    Services Te
    of Facilities.                                                                            Information
                                           University Athletic Association
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                                       O      n Oct. 4,
                                              Safe     Kids
                                                                                                                                      L
                                       North Central Florida
                                       joined more than 147,000
                                       children, parents, teachers,
                                       city officials and others to cele-
                                       brate safe walking. Each October on
                                       International Walk To School Day, recog-
                                       nized at more than 400 schools across the United
                                       States, everyone is encouraged to escort his or her children to
                                       and from school. Along the way, take the opportunity to teach
                                       safe pedestrian behaviors through fun and engaging safety
                                       activities.
                                            Each year, more than 18 children are injured or killed
                                       in pedestrian-related accidents in North Central Florida. In
                                       an effort to reduce the number of injuries in our community,
                                       Safe Kids at Shands Children’s Hospital invited program
                                                                                                                                            J
                                                                                                                                  X f
                                       sponsor FedEx and others to join this growing national
                                       campaign.
                                            Groups including the School Board of Alachua County, Alachua County Fire and Rescue, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office,
                                       City of Gainesville and the University of Florida Bike and Pedestrian Program have joined forces with Safe Kids and FedEx to
                                       teach safe behavior to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities.

                                                                                                                                   w  H
                                            The goal of the initiative is to prevent pedestrian-related injuries to children. Many events attract media attention and serve
                                       as a launch pad for future pedestrian-safety efforts at the schools.

                                       Help us by teaching children the following pedestrian-safety rules:                       To find a local event or to get more
                                          • Do not cross the street alone if you’re younger than 10.                                  pedestrian-safety tips visit
                                          • Never play in the road.                                                                   shandssafekids.org or call
                                          • Always try to walk on paths or sidewalks. If there are                                          352-265-0543.
                                            no sidewalks or paths, walk facing road traffic.
                                          • Look both ways for danger before and while crossing the street.
                                          • Walk, do not run, into the street.

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