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Mom Rests Assured: St. Joe’s is The Place to Deliver

Jennie Restrepo is a marketing director for a title company in Tampa Bay, but more importantly, her predominant job is being a mother. When Jennie found out she was pregnant…

How One Family’s Journey Led to A New Currency for Care

In the summer of 2020, Flora and Duke Kim happily made the move from New Jersey to the Sunshine State with their daughter Serena and awaited the arrival of their…

A Marriage Inspires a Heartfelt Gift

In 1996, David and Beverly Ficken were like many young, newly married couples, excited to start their life together  – one they hoped would include a family of their own.…

Care for St. Joe’s Pediatric Heart Patient Galaxi Is Out of This World

At 17, Kim Guyette was diagnosed with endometriosis and told she would never be able to get pregnant. It was a harsh reality for the teen, who often spent evenings…

St. Joe’s Made the Impossible, Possible for the Bayless Family and Now They are Doing That for Others

When you’re a parent, you expect your kids to have their share of runny noses and stomach bugs and the Bayless brood was no different. So, in 2005, when Howard…

“I Don’t Have Much Money, But Thanks to Joe’s I Have My Life. That’s Why I Give.”

In 2003, the 63-year-old recalled not feeling well for a few weeks and his sister persuaded him to visit St. Joe’s ER. “I expected to be there for a few…

Foundation President Retires

Deborah Kotch, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation & St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, will be retiring at the end of the year.  Within Debby’s 15 years, she has…

From St. Joe’s Special Needs Patient to Special Olympian

When 37-year-old special needs patient Everald Nelson came to St. Joe’s in 2020, his diabetes was spiraling out of control and the damage to his kidneys caused him to go…

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