Bayfront Health St. Petersburg partners with Leo Gomez for mural tribute during SHINE Festival
Returning for its 7th year, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s annual SHINE Mural Festival partners with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to honor healthcare heroes on the frontlines of COVID-19. The “Bright Spot” community mural project, designed by local artist Leo Gomez, invites Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to participate in the mural painting process on October 17th and 18th at 744 6th Ave South. Created to acknowledge and celebrate the on-going sacrifices endured by frontline workers, for artist Leo Gomez, the project is especially impactful because his father and his girlfriend are both nurses.
“Over these last 18 months, our team members and medical staff have continued to care for patients in a professional and exemplary way, demonstrating courage, commitment and resilience,” said John Moore, president, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “We are excited and honored to be recognized by and to help create this mural.”
The mural is located on the east side of the Human Resources building at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. It will serve as a vibrant reminder of the hospital’s dedicated staff and symbolize the community’s deeply felt appreciation for those who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19 and those who’ve risked their lives to save them. The mural will be painted during the SHINE Festival, October 15-24, 2021 with volunteer paint days on Sunday, October 17 and Monday, October 18. SHINE is honored to partner with Bayfront Health St. Petersburg as a Community Sponsor.
The SHINE Mural Festival officially runs October 15-24, adding 19 new murals across the art districts of St. Petersburg. For the 2021 map of murals and full event details, visit www.stpeteartsalliance.org/shine-2021.
SHINE encourages all attendees to follow Center for Disease Control recommendations to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Produced by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance (SPAA), the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival was launched in 2015. SPAA functions as the local umbrella arts agency, providing education and resources, empowering artists and community alike. In nine years, the organization has grown in strength & stability, creating effective professional development, arts education, festivals, and events that drive economic development of the arts. Learn more at stpeteartsalliance.comand connect on Instagram and Facebook @shineonstpete.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.
As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.