St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation
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Bettina Carroccetto loved the beach, she loved good music, and she especially loved being a Pediatric Emergency Nurse at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. That was until a tragic car accident took her life eight years ago at just 29 years old.
Through unimaginable grief, her family recognized that Bettina’s passion for helping others must continue. Thus, The Bettina Carroccetto Memorial Fund for Nursing Excellence was established. This fund was created to provide scholarships to St. Joseph’s Hospitals aspiring nurses, and later to fund equipment that assists the nursing team in serving the critical population of the pediatric emergency department. Recently, Bettina’s brother, Alfio, hosted a fundraiser in which proceeds allowed the foundation to purchase a vein viewer for our Steinbrenner Children’s Emergency and Trauma Center. This device helps our team find optimal vein insertion sites, even for our smallest patients.
Thank you to the Carroccetto family for continuing Bettina’s legendary passion for her patients and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
Click the link below if you would like to donate or learn more about the Bettina Carroccetto Fund for Nursing Excellence.
Local Barnes and Noble bookstores are hosting a holiday book drive benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. In addition to collecting books, participants may donate toys and activities, and a percentage of all sales will be given to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.
Here are ways to participate:
Join us at the South Tampa Barnes & Noble location all day on October 27th to purchase and donate in stores.
Make purchases online from October 27th to November 1st. Be sure to use the book fair ID number: 12443230 and check the box that you’re purchasing as a book fair order so that the proceeds of your purchase go to the Children’s Hospital.
Click the link below to view the selection of books to plan ahead!
On September 21st, St. Joseph’s Hospital hosted over 30 business and community leaders from all across Tampa Bay for the annual Tampa in Scrubs event. This exclusive event is designed to give guests an opportunity to make rounds with our highly skilled and experienced physicians and medical professionals. Attendees learned about two of St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Centers of Excellence, the Heart and Cancer Institutes, and experienced a behind the scenes look at operations in our Emergency Rooms and Robotics Program. If you would like to participate in this spectacular event next year, contact us for more information.
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital cares for a variety of children with different surgical needs. Those that require orthopedic intervention to help heal conditions such as developmental hip dysplasia or a broken leg require a SPICA cast for roughly 8-12 weeks. This large cast extends from the mid-chest to the ankle with a bar between the legs to help reinforce the cast and prevent breakage. Due to the cumbersome nature of the cast, a wheelchair will not typically accommodate the cast.
To relieve the strain of transporting a toddler from room to room, doctors’ appointments and daily activities, the Little Red Wagon Fund was created. With funds raised, the hospital has been able to provide families with financial constraints the ability to take care of their injured child in the best way possible.
Click the link below to help St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital purchase a little red wagon to transport our smallest patients.
Many women have walked through the doors of the Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital looking for answers after receiving abnormal findings on their mammogram. Getting that call from a physician can be stressful, often leading to many questions regarding one’s well-being. One important tool to help find those answers is a breast ultrasound machine which creates images without affecting or damaging the tissue and allows clinicians to determine the difference between fluid-filled cysts and solid masses that require further testing.
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital performs thousands breast ultrasounds each year. Therefore, it is necessary to have the most up-to-date diagnostic tools available allowing St. Joseph’s Hospitals to continue to deliver outstanding care to the community.
Gifts from our community including proceeds from the upcoming Georgette’s Fashion Show will help purchase the newest model of ultrasound, providing greater image detail and resolution. Offering the best available quality imaging improves the service and care we provide women facing a possible cancer diagnosis.