Patient Stories

With our mission to preserve and enhance our tradition of medical excellence and compassionate care for the Tampa Bay community, it is a great honor to hear that we are making a difference in the lives of our patients.

These patient stories exemplify the level of care we strive for at St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

Osterweil Family Marathon

David Osterweil’s Story: Marathon Runner Gets Unexpected Lesson in Perseverance

David Osterweil’s story is like so many others.  A bright, energetic young man leaves home for college, works hard, pursues a career, meets someone he...
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A New Hometown and a New Lease on Life

Cheryl Bailey was busy planning her upcoming move from Illinois to Tampa and counting down the days to sunshine and beaches after spending years of...
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St. Joe’s is More Than Just the Local Hospital. It’s Part of Our Community.

Karen, Dexter, Hadley, and Micah Early in 2020, Karen and Micah’s two children, Dexter and Hadley, were lounging in one of the family’s hammocks enjoying...

From Patients to Healers: How Three Former St. Joe’s Patients Were Inspired to Return as St. Joe’s Team Members

From left to right: Naidel, Isabella, and Norman A doctor has just given you devastating news. Your child has cancer. Everything else that comes after...
Angel Family

Why We Named Our Baby Boy after St. Joe’s

The Angel Family Monica Angel describes her pregnancy last year at the age of forty as an unexpected miracle. That’s because she and her husband...

Extraordinary Care for an Extraordinary Dad Leads to an Extraordinary Gift to St. Joseph’s Hospital-North

Jack Gaffney and his daughter Sara Mahoney An avid cyclist, triathlete, mountain climber, veteran, and explorer, Jack Gaffney was larger than life. His adventurous spirit...

Vivian’s Story: The Next Best Thing to Being There

There’s nothing quite like the joy of welcoming a baby into the family and many new parents spend hours staring at their little one, marveling...
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Everly’s Story: Closing the Hole in Her Heart

Jennifer Johnson had her first daughter at St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital thirteen years ago. It was a textbook delivery. She and her husband Wallace remembered...