Tampa Area Hyundai Dealers stand in front of the new Hyundai Hope Unit at St. Josephs Children’s Hospital.

Tampa, FL (Aug. 24, 2015) – On Tuesday, August 25, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital will recognize Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Hope On Wheels as the single largest donor to its children’s oncology program by naming the second floor of a new patient wing the Hyundai Hope Unit.

“With their most recent gift of $50,000, the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers and Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels program  have contributed nearly $1 million to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, improving the lives of children and families in the Tampa Bay area,” said Kimberly Guy, president of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. “We are proud to be associated with a partner so committed to ending childhood cancer.”

Through their Hope On Wheels program, Hyundai has been helping children fight this disease by funding life-saving research and innovative treatments since 1998.

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is well known throughout the Southeast as a referral center for children’s cancer and blood diseases. In the Hyundai Hope Unit, specially trained pediatric oncology doctors and nurses will provide around-the-clock care to children battling cancer and other blood disorders. Patients also will benefit from the hospital’s breadth of pediatric subspecialty resources, including intensivists, neurologists, orthopedists, diagnostic imaging specialists, pathologists, and child life specialists.

Comprised of 22 private inpatient rooms, the Hyundai Hope Unit is part of St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s $50 million, multi-year building plan to care for kids from newborns to teenagers – today, and for generations to come. The new patient wing is a three-story renovation of a building adjacent to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The Hyundai Hope Unit opens to patients on August 25, and the new patient wing is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.


Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer.  Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 U.S. dealers.  At the end of its 17th year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will award more than $100 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.

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Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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As Tampa’s only dedicated children’s hospital, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is committed to providing everything needed for the health and well-being of children. Part of the BayCare Health System, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County. From the tiniest baby to the high school quarterback, patients are cared for by doctors who specialize in treating children, in surroundings designed exclusively for kids.

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation inspires the community to engage in philanthropic investment in children’s health at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The hospital has earned a reputation for pediatric excellence that attracts families from across our region and beyond. The 186-bed facility is home to a medical staff of nearly 200 physicians with nearly 80 pediatric specialists, representing almost every major pediatric sub-specialty. St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County and is one of the largest children’s hospitals in Florida.

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