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

Nov 22, 2011, 12:42 ET from St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

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


TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate the season - and help St. Joseph's Children's Hospital patients and families - by sending holiday greeting cards designed by the hospital's young patients.

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Working with our team of Child Life Specialists and visiting artists, pediatric patients and youth volunteers at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital created inspired, heartfelt works of art. These colorful holiday and all-occasion cards are the perfect choice to send greetings to friends, family members and business associates.

All proceeds benefit Child Life programs at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, which is the third largest children's hospital in Florida and provides more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County.

Child Life Specialists use play, education and self-expression in an effort to reduce the impact of a hospital stay. Services provided by St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Child Life team include:

  • Activities in playrooms, teen lounges and at the bedside
  • Organized events, such as trick-or-treating at Halloween, Christmas Eve parties and Prom
  • Psychological preparation for medical tests, procedures and surgeries
  • Pet therapy
  • Sibling support groups
  • Grief support for patients and siblings

To help support such programs, look for Christmas, Hanukkah and general holiday cards sold in packets of 10 cards/10 envelopes for just $10 a pack. All-occasion note cards, featuring the Tampa Skyline series, are sold 12 cards/12 envelopes to a pack for $10. Bulk and custom imprinting orders are available for both holiday and all-occasion cards.

To see the full catalog of cards available and to purchase your cards online, please visit SJHFoundation.org. For more information, please call the St. Joseph's Hospitals Foundation at (813) 872-0979.

About St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

As Tampa's first dedicated children's hospital, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is designed to meet the unique needs of children and their families by providing high-tech pediatric health care in a family-centered, child-friendly environment. Part of the BayCare Health System, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is the third largest children's hospital in Florida, providing more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.

SOURCE St. Joseph's Children's Hospital