Each Tampa Bay Rowdies goal supports Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s Health Care Heroes

St. Petersburg, FL – (October 29, 2021) – The Tampa Bay Rowdies presented a check, Wednesday, October 20, to the Orlando Health Foundation West Florida in the amount of $18,000 to honor the healthcare professionals providing selfless service to the City of St. Petersburg at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital is the city’s first and largest hospital. Established to serve Pinellas County in 1910, it has humbly served the growing needs of the St. Petersburg community for more than 100 years.

For every Rowdies goal scored at Al Lang Stadium this season, the Tampa Bay Rowdies donated $250 to the Orlando Health Foundation West Florida. The donation will assist Bayfront Health St. Peterburg’s healthcare heroes and the communities they support.  

John Moore, president of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, John Bozard, president of Orlando Health Foundation West Florida, and Bari Becker, manager of community relations at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, accepted the check on behalf of the healthcare heroes honored.

“We are so thankful to the Tampa Bay Rowdies for supporting our team members,” said Moore. “They have exemplified excellence on and off the field here in St. Petersburg. We are proud to be a community partner, and we wish them all the best in the playoffs!”

About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg

The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.

As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.

In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at or follow us on LinkedInFacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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