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One Nurse’s Legacy Helped Fulfill Another Nurse’s Dream

When Keyanna Mincey stepped into the Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital for her first day of work as a Nurse Tech she felt immediately at home. As a former EMT, Keyanna was used to hectic days filled with all different kinds of trauma, so the buzz of the ER was familiar to…

Dunkin Shines Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Event A Sweet Success for St. Joe’s

According to the American Cancer Society, about 10,500 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2021 – and childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. The good news is because of advancements in treatment, 84% of children with cancer now survive 5…

A Good Neighbor with a Big Heart: How Fintech is Helping Kids Like Gianna Smile

When Fintech employee Jolene LaBarbera was tapped to be part of the company’s newly created community outreach team, she couldn’t wait to get started on their first project: an employee giving initiative benefitting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “Knowing we would be helping the children’s hospital was very personal to me, because last spring, that’s exactly…

Life-Saving Advanced Lung Biopsy Technology to Debut This Fall

For most of us, the simple act of breathing is something we take for granted.  But with lung and bronchus cancers on the rise – according to the CDC they are the number one rate of cancer death in the US – St. Joseph’s Hospital is seeing more and more patients whose lung disease threatens…

Tampa Philanthropist Remembered

Our thoughts are with the Shimberg family as we all come to terms with the loss of our beloved Elaine Shimberg. Elaine, a prolific author, was a leadership volunteer with St. Joseph’s Hospitals and Foundation for 40 years. She served as chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board, the St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation Board and…

SJH Physicians Use Innovative Shockwave Procedure

Physicians at St. Joseph’s Hospital have successfully used the Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL), an innovative catheter that uses sonic pressure waves to break up calcium deposits in coronary arteries. Dr. Alok Singh and Dr. Jesal Popat completed a successful procedure with the technology earlier this month. As the leading cause of death in the United States,…