ST. PETERSBURG, JULY, 2021 – Every year on July 20th, Joe Thielemann volunteers at Northside Hospital in honor of his late father, Jack Thielemann. Jack was a volunteer at Northside Hospital for more than 35 years compiling over 36,000 volunteer hours. He was there when the hospital opened in 1976 and as he got older would sit in the hospital’s main hallway greeting and helping people find their way. This spot has now been named Jack’s Corner where a photo of Jack is on the wall and an annual award is displayed named in Jack’s honor. Joe will be there tomorrow from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. greeting staff and visitors with Jack’s signature “Have A Good Day” in remembrance of his father on what would have been Jack’s 97th birthday. If you would like to come by and visit with Joe please contact 727-521-5265. Joe loves to share stories of his father and spend his father’s birthday at a place that was very dear to him.
About Northside Hospital
Serving the community since 1976, Northside Hospital is a 288-bed hospital, offering a full range of services including comprehensive and interventional stroke care, preventative and corrective cardiac care, full-service orthopedic and spine treatment an ER 24/7®, and general surgery. As one of the first hospitals in the area to achieve Atrial Fibrillation Certification (SCPC), our technologically advanced hospital allows our highly skilled physicians, nursing, and caregivers to serve our growing community. Northside Hospital is the first nationally recognized Comprehensive Stroke Center in Pinellas County and nationally recognized for quality and safety by earning an ‘A’ Patient Safety grade from the Leapfrog Group Spring 2020 and Spring 2021. Our employees voted us a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace in 2020. With campus-based specialized services including the Tampa Bay Heart Institute and the Neuroscience Institute for Interventional Neuroradiology and neurologic care, Northside Hospital continues to enhance and expand its services to better serve the community.