St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation
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Give Day Tampa Bay returns for a fifth year on May 1, 2018, and is your opportunity to “give where you live.” This year, St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation will direct all proceeds collected from the 24-hour online giving challenge to our 8th annual Prom Celebration.
This year’s Prom theme, “May the Fourth Be With You,” promises an evening that will take these kids to a galaxy far, far away – creating a night they will never forget. Patients who were unable to attend their own prom due to hospitalization or younger patients who, due to life-limiting illness, will most likely never get the opportunity, are invited to experience everything that a traditional prom would be. These special kids, whose everyday life is filled with a multitude of physical and emotional tests, get to be normal for one precious day. From attire to flowers to a memorable portrait session, we need your support to make this a memorable event.
Dealing with a life-changing experience can become a pivotal moment that drives you to make a difference. For Geoffrey Gillon, it was witnessing his mother undergo the effects of breast cancer, and the challenges presented to her and her family.
Thankfully, the breast cancer was detected early, giving Geoff’s mother’s physicians the opportunity to perform surgery and save her life. Understanding that early detection was key in his mother’s successful battle against breast cancer, Geoff and his wife, Heather, sought to encourage regular mammograms for the women in their community. Therefore, they focused their philanthropic efforts on breast cancer detection and research.
When their business, The Pink Plumber, with locations in Tampa Bay, Dallas, and Atlanta, wanted to continue their legacy of giving locally, they chose to support the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. After hearing that over 20,000 women trusted the Shimberg Breast Center for their breast health last year, they knew they were giving their charitable dollars to the right organization.
Thank you, Geoff and Heather, for your generous gift to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and for being champions in the fight against breast cancer!
St. Joseph’s Hospital has officially broken ground on a $126 million expansion, a six-story tower that will feature a new main entrance, a beautiful covered entry, 90 new private patient rooms, a pedestrian bridge and more. The new bridge will connect St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital to the main hospital across Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., allowing direct transport from one hospital to the other.
We are grateful to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary for making a seven-figure gift to support the construction. Naming opportunities are available for the project.
“The Tampa Bay area continues to be a popular destination,” said St. Joseph’s Hospital President Kimberly Guy. “This expansion will allow us to not only meet its rapid population growth but also better serve the medical needs of our neighbors by increasing our medical specialties and services.”
Wednesday’s groundbreaking is part of a larger $308 million expansion including new additions at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North in Lutz and St. Joseph’s Hospital-South in Riverview all slated to open in 2019.
|As part of our commitment to provide medical excellence and compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation gives hospital Team Members the opportunity to suggest projects and equipment that would make a patient’s experience better. Our most recent Patient Satisfaction Grant recipient, Christina Williamson, clinical nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, knew just what her patients needed – a warm hug in the form of a heated blanket. Christina saw her patients dealing with the effects of medications or illness, or needing comfort while awaiting a procedure, and knew that a blanket warmer would make all the difference in the world to her patients.
Patient Satisfaction Grants are made possible through the generous support of our Foundation donors and have funded patient care programs and services, education for team members, community outreach and equipment and technology. Thank you for helping provide over $25,000 in patient satisfaction grants for our patients and families this year.