St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation 'Sprinkles' on Fun to Kick Off Holidays

Dec 11, 2013, 12:05 ET from BayCare Health System

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation mixed sugar, spice and everything nice with fun and cheer during the second annual "Sprinkles!" interactive cookie decorating class on Dec. 7.  The sold-out class kicked off the holiday season at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort.


For the second year, the Vinoy's Pastry Chef Michael Morlan instructed more than 80 guests in the fine art of decorating sugar and gingerbread cookies. During the 90-minute class, participants enjoyed beverages, treats and their cookies. Each participant also received an additional dozen cookies to take home along with their decorated creations.

Sponsored by the St. Anthony's Auxiliary, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pinellas County brought their little "siblings" to the event. The St. Anthony's Auxiliary provided funds for nearly a dozen children in the program to attend.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center at St. Anthony's Hospital.

About St. Anthony's Hospital
St. Anthony's Hospital is a 395-bed hospital founded in 1931 as a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and was the first faith-based hospital in Pinellas County. St. Anthony's celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2011, and the hospital continues its rich history dedicated to improving the health of the community by providing high-quality, innovative and compassionate care. St. Anthony's has received the 2013 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement award. St. Anthony's Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center received accreditation from both the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and the American College of Radiology. For superior energy efficiency, St. Anthony's earned the EPA's ENERGY STAR three consecutive times. St. Anthony's Hospital is currently the only hospital in Pinellas County to have both the full Heart Failure Accreditation and the Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 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.

BayCare's family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven Hospital. For more information, visit BayCare on the web at

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