St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Receives Historic dollar 50 Million Gift from the Pagidipati Family of Tampa

Mumbai, 15th April 2024: St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation announced today a $50 million gift from the Pagidipati family of Tampa to support the future of pediatric health care in the Tampa Bay community. Tampa business leader and philanthropist Sidd Pagidipati, along with his brother Rahul and sister Srujani, make this transformative donation to honor their parents’ legacy as healthcare providers, their 50th wedding anniversary, and their 50th anniversary of coming to the United States. The Pagidipati’s generosity is one of the largest donations in Tampa Bay history and one of the largest gifts to health care in Florida. The gift will support the new, specially designed pediatric facility for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, which BayCare announced in October as part of a strategic effort to increase the region’s access to high-quality, state-of-the-art health care for children.

3. Pagidipati Family and Saint Josephs team

When the new children’s hospital facility opens, it will be named “Pagidipati Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s” in recognition of the generosity of the Pagidipati family. The new hospital building is scheduled to open by 2030, further enhancing the pediatric services provided by BayCare, already the leading healthcare provider for children in West Central Florida.

“When you see what happens at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital every single day, you cannot help but be moved to contribute to the future of our region’s children,” said Sidd Pagidipati. “St. Joseph’s is already one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, and my family is excited to help ensure pediatric care remains second to none for our children and our neighbors’ children for decades to come.”

The donation from the Pagidipatis reflects their drive to make Tampa Bay the best place to raise a family and the healthiest city in America. Recently, the Pagidipati family brought the world’s largest triceratops ever discovered to the Glazer Children’s Museum to help spark the imagination of the area’s children and families. The gift to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is a celebration of the family’s steadfast commitment to healing others.

Sidd’s father, Dr. Devaiah Pagidipati, a Harvard-trained pediatric anesthesiologist, and his mother, Dr. Rudrama Pagidipati, a pathologist, have shown a life-long commitment to practicing medicine and running businesses focused on improving health care in our local communities. The couple recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and 50th anniversary of coming to the United States.

Sidd Pagidipati has built a career running various medical-related businesses, including starting a Medicare Advantage HMO with his father, and founding Better Health Group, one of the leading value-based healthcare providers in the country. His wife, Dr. Ami Pagidipati, is an endodontist, business owner, and dental school adjunct professor.

Joining in the celebration of the gift in their parents’ honor are Sidd’s brother and sister-in-law, Rahul and Dr. Neha Pagidipati, and sister, Srujani Pagidipati, as well as Sidd and Ami’s two children, who were both born at BayCare hospitals.

Gifts such as the Pagidipatis’ are especially critical for community-owned healthcare systems such as BayCare. The investment and partnership with the community ensures St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital remains at the forefront of clinical expertise and continues to provide comprehensive care tailored to the unique needs of our community’s children. BayCare revealed plans in October to build a new, dedicated facility for the children’s hospital, which currently shares some common spaces with St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. By building a new, dedicated structure, the pediatric hospital will be able to further evolve specialty care and research dedicated to children’s health as the hospital’s patient numbers and community needs continue to grow.

“With this transformational gift from Sidd and the Pagidipati family, we are well on the way to empowering many more tomorrows for West Central Florida’s children and beyond,” said BayCare President and CEO Stephanie Conners. “The new Pagidipati Children’s Hospital at St. Joseph’s will be known nationally as one of the best places to receive child-first, family-centered care at the absolute highest quality.”

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation President Kate Sawa expressed gratitude, on behalf of all the community’s children, for the Pagidipati family’s generosity and their confidence in the hospital’s future. “Together, with leaders like Sidd Pagidipati, our community is building an even stronger commitment to our youngest generation to ensure they will have the absolute best high-acuity pediatric services, research, and medical innovation. Our entire region is grateful for this family’s leadership.”

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