Centers of Excellence

Our key service areas are the anchors by which our hospitals are known throughout the region. Help support the extraordinary care that attracts patients and top medical talent to our hospitals.

Heart and Vascular

St. Joseph’s Hospital's Heart Institute is one of the most advanced and comprehensive centers for cardiovascular care in Florida. Using the latest technology, we diagnose and treat a wide range of adult and pediatric heart problems, providing compassionate care that is the hallmark of St. Joseph’s.

Using the latest research and new techniques, the Heart Institute is nationally recognized for distinctions including:

  • Sophisticated Technology
  • Atrial fibrillation treatment
  • Arrhythmia treatment
  • Heart valve repairs
  • Cardiac catheterizations

St. Joseph’s Hospitals Department of Orthopedics provides comprehensive, quality care to people of all ages for a wide range of orthopedic diseases and musculoskeletal impairments. Our goal is to help people overcome their impairments and return to pain-free, functional lives.

Our orthopedic surgeons utilize the latest technological advancements, including:

  • Gender-specific joint replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Computer-aided navigation
  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
Stroke and Neuroscience

The Stroke and Neuroscience program at St. Joseph’s Hospitals focuses on the treatment of brain, spinal cord, nervous disorders, and stroke. We provide a broad spectrum of services for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of all these neurological problems and disorders.

Our specialists evaluate conditions with the latest diagnostic tests available. We are the first in the southeastern United States and only hospital in Florida to offer Non-invasive Optimal Vessel Analysis to help predict stroke risk.


St. Joseph’s Hospitals Cancer Institute is the largest hospital in the Tampa Bay area accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Our goal is the help the community win the battle against cancer by offering the best in specialized care with the help of board-certified specialists, access to advanced technology, and cutting-edge cancer research.

Emergency Services

St. Joseph’s Hospitals Emergency Center is the busiest in Tampa Bay with an outstanding team of board-certified emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and paramedics providing care to over 150,000 patients every year.

With over 40 years of experience treating a wide variety of medical emergencies, we have a high level of trauma and complex medical care. Our facility has:

  • A Level II Trauma Center and a state-approved Pediatric Trauma Referral Center
  • A private, not-for-profit facility, caring for each patient, regardless of ability to pay
  • A full equipped trauma center, providing a high level of acute emergency care for children and adults who have sustained life-threatening injuries
Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center

Early detection of breast cancer early is the best way to ensure a successful outcome. Established in 2012, the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital offers the latest advancements in breast imaging to women in Hillsborough County and throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Our comprehensive range of screening and diagnostic technologies includes 3D tomosynthesis mammography, which allows for an unprecedented level of accuracy when evaluating and diagnosing breast tissue.

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