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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…

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…

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