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Founded in 1931 by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, St. Anthony’s Hospital continues its long tradition of compassion with cutting-edge care focused on the whole person.

For nearly 90 years, St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg has cared for patients with respect and dignity. Over time, St. Anthony’s has remained ahead of the technological curve in a variety of medical fields, including neurology, oncology and orthopedics. With nearly 400 beds, 32 private patient rooms and a multitude of specialty services, St. Anthony’s offers a joint replacement center, the Susan Sheppard McGillicuddy Breast Center and a Brain Attack Team (BRAT) to treat strokes. While St. Anthony outpaces other hospitals with its technology, it also distinguishes itself from other hospitals with its compassion. St. Anthony’s lives up to the words of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, who gave the hospital its mission upon its founding: To “respond to the needs of the people.”

Company Overview

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St. Anthony’s Hospital

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St. Anthony’s specialty services include surgery, orthopedics, oncology, neurology, imaging and bariatrics. St. Anthony’s has the latest technological advances available for ear, nose and throat surgery, colorectal surgery and weight loss surgery. Moreover, St. Anthony's was the first hospital in St. Petersburg to offer the cutting-edge technology of a 3D HD surgical robot and the first in the area to provide the community with digital mammography. Finally, St. Anthony’s offers minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries, including bariatric LAP-BAND® surgery.

Awards & Accolades

St. Anthony's Hospital has earned awards and accreditations for providing quality care in numerous service areas including: breast health; cancer; cardiovascular; diabetes and endocrinology; ENERGY STAR; imaging; neurosciences; nursing; orthopedic; sleep medicine; and vascular.

Core values/mission statement

When St. Anthony's was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany in 1931, hospital administration was a ministry - not an industry - and "responding to the needs of the people" was their first concern. This founding initiative continues to endure and will shape St. Anthony's Hospital's plans into for the future. St. Anthony's is the only faith-based health care provider in Pinellas County, and places an emphasis on holistic healing guided by a clear set of values. These values drive us to treat all patients with the utmost dignity and respect.

Company Leadership


Mr. Smith has more than 28 years experience in the health care arena, leading successful physician-syndicated hospitals and other for profit and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to being appointed as president of St. Anthony’s, he was instrumental in constructing, opening and operating BayCare’s St. Joseph’s Hospital South. Under his direction, St. Joseph’s South established itself as a valued institution in the southern Hillsborough County community. Mr. Smith received his master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as his BS from the School of Pharmacy at UNC Chapel Hill. Mr. Smith is active in local organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Heart Association and the United Way of Central Florida Board.

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