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Jun 24, 2014, 16:00 ET
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital President Kimberly Guy poses with "superheroes" during the 17th annual Kids are Heroes celebration at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Parents, teachers, guidance counselors and neighbors nominate children for doing heroic acts ranging from saving someone's life to raising money for pediatric cancer awareness to caring for an injured animal. Since 1996, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa, FL, has recognized more than 1,600 children who have performed heroic deeds or displayed acts of selflessness and good citizenship. (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Announce Kids are Heroes Winners

 St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm recognized more than 100 children during the 17th annual...

Apr 28, 2014, 15:16 ET
Pediatric patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa enjoy a masquerade-themed prom held in their honor Friday, April 25, 2014.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Gives Patients a Prom of their Very Own

 St. Joseph's Children's Hospital hosted prom night for pediatric patients who were unable to attend their own dance due to hospitalization or...

Dec 16, 2013, 18:07 ET
The lobby of the new Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital features an abundance of kid-friendly decorations and built-in interactive activities to provide entertainment, distraction and comfort to children and families.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Opens New and Expanded Emergency/Trauma Center

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa opened its new and expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center Dec. 16, 2013. The hospital...

Nov 22, 2013, 16:21 ET
Celebrate the season by sending holiday greetings designed by St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients. All proceeds benefit Child Life programs at the hospital, which includes pet therapy, bedside activities, music and art therapy, grief support for families and more.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

Purchase Holiday Cards Designed by Pediatric Patients and Support St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Throughout the Year

 Celebrate the season - and help St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients and families - by sending holiday greeting cards designed by the...

Jun 27, 2013, 17:19 ET
Pediatric heart patient Jaden Vidal-Velasquez and his parents, Jhonny Vidal and Belkis Velasquez, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Communications Coordinator Amy Gall, and BayCare Health System Director of Government Relations Keri Eisenbeis meet with Senator Bill Nelson on Capitol Hill June 20, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

Pediatric Patient Born with Half a Heart Travels to Nation's Capitol to Advocate for Better Health Care for Children

Last week, the Vidal-Velasquez family from Tampa joined dozens of other families from across the United States on Capitol Hill to share their...

May 06, 2013, 16:10 ET
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients enjoy a magical evening of music, dancing, refreshments and memories that are sure to last a lifetime during a special Prom night held in their honor Friday, May 3, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Gives Patients a Prom of their Very Own

Prom season is underway throughout the United States, and inside the walls of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. More than 50 pediatric patients...

Feb 21, 2013, 17:43 ET
Dressed as Spider-Man, window washer Rob Powers fights grime while bringing smiles to young patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

Spider-Man Window Washer Surprises Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa

  St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients woke to a superhero surprise outside their hospital room window Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013....

Dec 28, 2012, 12:49 ET
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area offering robot-assisted urologic procedures for children, and all are performed by Dr. Ethan Polsky using the da Vinci Surgical System.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital First and Only to Offer Robot-Assisted Pediatric Urologic Surgery in Tampa Bay Area

After 12-year-old Steven Kraguliac began experiencing bouts of pain in his right side, an ultrasound revealed that fluid was backing up into his...

Dec 13, 2012, 15:53 ET
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Tampa Bay's choice for kids, reminds families to keep toy safety at the top of their holiday shopping list.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Offers Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which makes it prime time for toy buying. In fact, more than half of the three billion toys and games sold in the...

Nov 14, 2012, 19:30 ET
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is accepting nominations for its 16th Annual "Kids Are Heroes" contest. Deadline to nominate the special child in your life is Dec. 31, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is Looking for Young Heroes Know One?

 St. Joseph's Children's Hospital kicked off its 16th Annual "Kids Are Heroes" contest with a Passport to Safety event for nearly 70...

Jul 24, 2012, 17:40 ET
Donations made during St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's "Christmas in July" drive will help provide a momentary escape from illness for patients like 5-year-old Haley Boyd, who has been battling cancer for half of her life.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to Collect Donations During "Christmas in July" Event

Help bring comfort and joy to hospitalized kids year round by participating in the special toy and donation drive St. Joseph's Children's...

May 11, 2012, 22:06 ET
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients and caregivers have fun dancing to the "Cha-Cha Slide" during prom night at the hospital Friday, May 11, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Gives Patients a Prom of their Very Own

Prom season is underway throughout the United States, and inside the walls of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Nearly 100 current and former...

Mar 21, 2012, 17:14 ET
Seven-year-old patient Zoe Jones examines Hospital Chaplain Tina Imperato during St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's annual "Doctors for a Day" event March 20, 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Reverse Roles with Caregivers and Become "Doctors for a Day"

This week, doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital handed over their white coats and stethoscopes to a group of very special...

Dec 01, 2011, 14:20 ET

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Offers Toy Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which makes it prime time for toy buying. In fact, more than half of the three billion toys and games sold in the...

Nov 22, 2011, 12:42 ET
Living in Florida doesn't stop Drecari, age 8, from dreaming of a winter wonderland. His artwork entitled 'Snowman (100 Days of Christmas)' is just one of the charming holiday card designs available at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital this season.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

2011 Holiday Cards Designed by Pediatric Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

Purchase your holiday cards now and help support hospitalized kids and their families throughout the year.   Celebrate the season - and...

Oct 31, 2011, 18:14 ET
Pediatric patients loaded up on treats and fun during a special Halloween parade inside St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Monday, Oct. 31, 2011.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patients Get ''Trick-and-Treatment'' During Special Halloween Parade

  Pint-sized princesses, superheroes, a cowgirl and the infamous King Pig from Angry Birds invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's...

Jun 09, 2011, 14:11 ET
Adam Romano, one of the first patients in Tampa to receive the Melody(R) Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve, with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiologist Jeremy Ringwald, M.D.  (PRNewsFoto/St. Joseph's Children's Hospital)

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital First in Tampa Bay to Implant Pulmonary Valve Without Open-Heart Surgery

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is among a small number of facilities in the country to offer the less-invasive procedure for valve replacement....

May 05, 2010, 11:15 ET

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Opens the First Hospital-based Safety Store in Florida

Families in the Tampa Bay area now have an easier way to keep their children safe in and around their home. As a first aid and CPR instructor,...

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