Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's

With the mission to change and save lives in the Tampa Bay community, this leadership network of community-minded women invests annual membership gifts to support the health of women, children, and families at St. Joseph's Hospitals.

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For more information about Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's, please call Nora Gunn, Vice President, at (813) 872-0979 or email at

2023 Calendar Events for Members

Speakers Luncheon | February 9, 2023

As our annual membership drive and “friend-raising” event, members and their guests
will enjoy a seated lunch as they listen to a specially-selected prominent keynote speaker
who will discuss a variety of topics.

Backstage Pass Orientation | April 13, 2023

This social luncheon is a behind-the-scenes look at health care where new and existing
members can meet one another, learn about the year’s programs, and take a special
tour of St. Joseph’s services.

Project Selection Meeting | May 18, 2023, 11:30 AM

This is the heart of our program. Members will hear presentations from St. Joseph’s
physicians and team members on some of the most pressing medical needs of our
community. Together, the entire membership will join in deciding which program, project
or new equipment will be funded.

Celebration Meeting | October 26, 2023, 6:30 PM

After a break during the summer months, members enjoy this evening event with a
spouse or guest where they have an opportunity to catch up with friends and hear
directly from a patient regarding the selected projects that were funded, and how they
are impacting care at St. Joseph’s Hospitals.

The Impact of PWSJ

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2022 Philanthropic Grant

Oncology and the Critically Ill


In 2022, the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s Hospitals got together and voted on Oncology and the Critically Ill project to benefit from their collaborative funds. The largest part of this package is the Brevera Breast Biopsy System. This technology upgrades our current breast biopsy system because it will optimize the patient experience, enhance workflow, and increase accuracy. It can save 15 minutes per biopsy, and there are fewer tissue samples needed. We are excited to fund this piece of equipment for the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, and St. Joseph’s Hospital-South. Also funded were a Sara Combilizer for the St. Joseph’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit, the ARJO IVEA Mobility Tool for St. Joseph’s Hospital Oncology, a Belmont Rapid Infuser for the St. Joseph’s Hospital-South Pediatric Emergency Department, and Video Translation Interpreters for St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital Oncology and Urgent Care and St. Joseph’s Hospital-North.

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