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Father-Son Engineers Share in Support for St. Joe’s

When Sam Carastro started his engineering firm in 1960, his hope was to be successful enough to support his growing family doing something he loved. Soon enough he found himself in a position to not only provide for his wife and young son, but to also support another member of his Tampa Bay community –…

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,…

A Grateful Nurse’s Pandemic Journey

One year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic St. Joseph’s Hospital nurse Carly Territo has two words for her community, her hospital, and most importantly, her coworkers: THANK YOU! That’s because during one of the most difficult times of her nursing career, what kept her moving forward was the encouragement and support of those…

St. Joe’s Offers Innovative Treatment for Serious Brain Condition

What more can we do? Each and every day the medical and administrative staff of St. Joseph’s Hospitals ask this simple question for the thousands of community members who come to us for help, because even under the most trying of circumstances, we have never wavered in our commitment to providing all of our patients…

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

As a bookkeeper for over 50 years, Joann took an objective approach to all the important decisions in her life. So, when she wasn’t feeling quite like herself one day in 2013, she allowed her niece to take her to St. Joseph’s Hospital, even though she didn’t think anything was truly wrong. Imagine her surprise…

Phillips B. Harrington, MD

Dr. Phillips Harrington is a board-certified cardiac and thoracic surgeon on the cardiothoracic team at St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Heart Institute and is the Medical Director of the Structural Heart Program. Dr. Harrington graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and earned his Doctorate from the University of Florida.…

Donations Fund Breast Imaging Technology

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North recently added state-of-the-art 3-D technology to its breast imaging services generously funded through St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation.