St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation Annual Gala on Kentucky Derby Day

April 09, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 9, 2014) – The St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation invites everyone to its spring “Derby Gala” on May 3. The Gala begins at 5 p.m. at the University Student Center at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 200 Sixth Ave. S.

The Derby Gala will coincide with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby which will be shown live at the event at 6:15 p.m. After the race, the evening is just beginning with a special program, silent auction, dinner, a dessert and coffee bar and dancing.

Proceeds from the annual event will help fund the hospital’s Memory Disorders Center which will offer world-class services to diagnose and treat memory disorders.

Traditional Derby attire is encouraged – colorful dresses and wide-brimmed hats adorned with flowers and feathers. Black tie is optional.

Gala tickets start at $250 per guest. Event and table sponsorships also are available.

To purchase tickets, learn more about sponsorship opportunities or for more information, please call the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation office at (727) 825-1086 or visit the Foundation’s website at: Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 22.

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