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Dec 19, 2019, 17:27 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital First Hospital in Florida to Offer New Device to Repair Holes in the Heart

Five-year-old Jaycob Jones was born with a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of his heart, a condition known as an atrial septal defect ...


Oct 31, 2019, 17:46 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Makes Halloween a Treat for Hospitalized Kids

The hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa were invaded by princesses, superheroes, video game characters and Baby Shark today. Some...


Jun 28, 2019, 15:36 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patient With Complex Heart Defects Spends Time in Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicaid for Kids

This week, 13-year-old Hope Dees of Land O' Lakes, FL joined more than 50 other pediatric patients from across the nation on Capitol Hill to meet...


Jun 10, 2019, 17:53 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital First Children's Hospital in Southeast to Use Virtual Reality Visualization Platform

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa is the first children's hospital in Florida and the only pediatric facility in the Southeast to use the...


Jun 01, 2019, 18:54 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Get a Prom of their Very Own

On Friday, May 31, 2019, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital hosted prom night for patients who were unable to attend their own dance due to...


Oct 31, 2018, 17:46 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Load Up on Halloween Fun During a Special Trick-or-Treat Parade

Princesses, Superheroes, video game characters and friendly monsters invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa today. Some...


Jun 29, 2018, 06:40 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patient with Extremely Rare Condition Travels to Nation's Capital to Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicaid for Kids

This week, 5-year-old Lucia "Lucy" Ferlita joined nearly 50 other pediatric patients from across the nation on Capitol Hill to speak out on behalf of ...


May 05, 2018, 03:14 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Hosts Prom Night for Patients

On Friday, May 4, 2018, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital hosted a Star Wars-themed prom for more than 50 patients who were unable to attend their own ...


Mar 14, 2018, 06:31 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Reverse Roles with Caregivers and Become "Doctors for a Day"

On March 14, 2018, doctors and nurses at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital handed over their white coats and stethoscopes to a group of very special...


Dec 15, 2017, 15:16 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Talk to Santa Claus in North Pole Over Amateur Radio

Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa had a direct link from their hospital room to Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the North Pole on Thursday, ...


Oct 31, 2017, 18:37 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Get "Trick-and-Treatment" During Special Halloween Parade

Superheroes, pint-sized princesses, video game characters and friendly monsters invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa...


Jul 26, 2017, 16:42 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Achieves Pathway to Excellence National Nursing Designation

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital has achieved the Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is the...


Jul 15, 2017, 12:03 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patient Spends Time on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicaid for Kids

This week, 12-year-old Natalia Ricabal joined nearly 50 other pediatric patients from across the United States on Capitol Hill to urge their members...


May 21, 2017, 10:13 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa Get a Prom of their Very Own

On Friday, May 19, 2017, more than 100 patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital attended a Superhero-themed prom in the hospital's auditorium....


Feb 08, 2017, 16:19 ET St. Joseph's Children's Heart Institute Implants 100th Pulmonary Valve Without Open-Heart Surgery

When Cindy and Hershel Hancock began the process to adopt their son from China nine years ago, they learned that the then 4-year-old boy was born...


Nov 23, 2016, 01:02 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Offers Tips for Selecting Safe Toys this Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which makes it prime time for toy buying. In fact, more than 65 percent of the toys and games sold in the United...


Oct 31, 2016, 05:29 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patients Get "Trick-and-Treatment" During Special Halloween Parade

Superheroes, pint-sized princesses and Pokémon characters invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa today. Some came on foot, ...


Sep 16, 2016, 05:14 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Turns Scaring into Caring with Release of UnMonsters Game App

The hospital can be a scary place for anyone – especially children. Big machines, doctors in masks, and new places can seem like monsters to kids....


Jun 29, 2016, 05:50 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patient Spends Time on Capitol Hill to Support Legislation for Medically Complex Children

Last week, 6-year-old Lakota Lockhart from Plant City, Fla. joined 42 pediatric patients from across the United States on Capitol Hill to speak out...


May 01, 2016, 06:58 ET Hospitalized Kids Get a Prom of their Very Own

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


Feb 03, 2016, 02:18 ET Baby Hears Parents' Voices for the First Time

After living the first year of his life in silence, 1-year-old Tristan Hayes heard his parents' voice for the first time just weeks after undergoing...


Oct 30, 2015, 07:10 ET Patients at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Get "Trick-and-Treatment" During Special Halloween Parade

Superheroes, Minions, pint-sized princesses and a cowboy invaded the hallways of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa today. Some came on foot,...


Jul 29, 2015, 06:21 ET Christmas in July Donation Drive to Benefit St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital treats thousands of Tampa Bay's children every year. Whether they arrive by ambulance, are recovering from...


Jul 13, 2015, 05:48 ET St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Honors Tampa Bay's Youngest Heroes

More than 140 boys and girls from Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties were nominated by their parents, teachers and...


Jun 16, 2015, 08:12 ET Tampa Bay Family Spends Time on Capitol Hill to Support Legislation for Medically Complex Children

Twelve-year-old Marina Khimko joined dozens of other pediatric patients from across the United States on Capitol Hill today to speak out on behalf of ...