Hinks and Elaine Shimberg turned a frightening medical scare that threatened their family into a commitment to improve women’s health care in our community…The new Shimberg Breast Center has significantly broadened St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital’s ability to care for the patients it serves.
Passion is a word that describes Donna and Sid Jordan well. They have a passion for anything outdoors – tennis, golf, fishing, skiing, biking – and for anything related to their beloved Florida Gators. Sports memorabilia from Gainesville fills their sports room. They’re passionate about contemporary art, especially glass objects that add a visceral punch of color to their home. They’re also passionate about St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Until their first grandchild arrived, John and Fran Borreca would have claimed travel as their first passion. Now trips to California wine country, the Colorado mountains, and cruises in Europe take a back seat to Evan, who was born at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and lives only about 30 minutes away from them.
On August 8, Suncoast Hyundai dealers and Hyundai America awarded St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant. With this grant, oncologist Dr. Dana Obzut will be leading the team to create a Late Effects Clinic which will address the long-term care of pediatric cancer survivors.
More than 30 years ago, Isaac and Lois Mallah relocated to Florida to begin his career in health care administration…at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Today he is President and CEO of all the St. Joseph’s Hospitals. Together they have devoted themselves to their family and to St. Joseph’s, and now have provided a leadership philanthropic gift to advance the hospital’s mission as a vital community health care resources.
For Syd and Judy Heaton, who have long considered St. Joseph’s their hospital of choice, the new St. Joseph’s Hospital-North was an opportunity to get more involved. The admitting Center is named in gratitude of their early and generous financial support of this health care resource for North Tampa.
Its been over 40 years since Jerry’s life was saved at St. Joseph’s Hospital following a frightening car and train collison. A retired banker, he and wife, Suzie know a good investment when they see one and were quick in their decision to support the St. Joseph’s standard of care in North Tampa.
Following 30 years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in increasingly responsible positions, there was more for Paula McGuiness to do-lead the team and the effort to build St. Joseph’s Hospital-North. Dedicated team member, effective chief operating officer and valued benefactor.
St. Joseph’s Hospitals have no better friends than Nora and Don Musselman. As advocates in the community, volunteer leaders, and benefactors they have acted in support of our hospitals for more than 25 years. Having now embraced St. Joseph’s Hospital-North.
Bobby Newman found his calling when he was 4-years-old. He’d pile scrap wood from home construction sites in his Sunset Park neighborhood of South Tampa into his red wagon and then sell it door-to-door.
Bill Meurer cites his Jesuit education as the genesis of his desire to share his resources. “They stressed the theme of how fortunate we are,” he recalls. “In a lot of ways, we did nothing to deserve it, so we owe something to give back to society.” Eileen Meurer grew up in a small farm town in Kansas, where her parents were models of giving, she says, first within their own family and then to the church.
While leaving the hospital after their daughter Kayla’s heart surgery, Philip and JoAnn Lau saw a giving thermometer in the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital lobby marking the fundraising goal for the new Children’s Heart Center. The next day the couple gave a gift to name an examination room in the new center for their daughter.
There will be women who are spared a breast biopsy thanks to a gift of ultrasound technology from Frank and Diana Llaneza and their family.
Recent transplants to Tampa, the Hausmann Family quickly found a health care home at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. Exited about a St. Joseph’s even closer to home, Roland and Helga have generously supported the new hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North.
Cheval residents Eugene and Norma Ymiolek feel blessed that St. Joseph’s Hospital-North is so close to their home. Their long-standing trust in St. Joseph’s, and their admiration for St. Marie Celeste Sullivan motivated their gift of support, which is recognized at the hospital’s Chapel.