Tampa Bay Rays Team Up with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to Honor Health Care Heroes

St. Petersburg, FL – (September 30, 2021) – Last Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays presented a check 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 stolen base this season, the Tampa Bay Rays donated $250 to the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Foundation. The seventy-two bases that were stolen during the regular season will assist Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s healthcare heroes and the communities they support.

John Moore, president of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and John Bozard, president of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Foundation, accepted the check on behalf of the healthcare heroes honored.

“We are so thankful for the Tampa Bay Rays support of our team members,” said John Moore.  “Knowing the community is standing behind our healthcare heroes is invaluable.”


A group of men holding a check
Photo caption (L – R): Blake Bard, Vice President, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Foundation; John Bozard, President, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Foundation; John Moore, President,  Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and Senior Vice President, Orlando Health;  Representative from the Tamp Bay Rays

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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