Bayfront Health St. Petersburg names Becker to Community Relations Role

St. Petersburg, FL – (July 28, 2021) – Bayfront Hospital St. Petersburg today announced that Bari Becker, a familiar face in the Tampa Bay area, has been named as the Community Relations Manager for the historic 480-bed hospital.

“We are excited to have Bari join our team,” said Bayfront Health St. Petersburg President John Moore. “She knows the community and she understands how to strengthen the relationships we have with our stakeholders. The hospital’s impact will continue to grow as Bari cultivates new relationships with community members.

“I am so happy and grateful for this opportunity,” said Becker. “There are so many things we want to do to enhance Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s relationship with the communities we serve. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is really putting the human and capital resources into making this effort succeed.”

Becker lists three initiatives as her top priorities. First, Becker will look to partner and amplify the messaging of local nonprofit organizations that are increasing public awareness about certain health conditions. From there, Becker will work with local organizations that strive to close health equity gaps in the region. And finally, “We want to help lift up and support the greater St. Petersburg area. This includes South St. Petersburg, which has been home to Bayfront Health St. Peterburg for more than a century.”

Becker comes to this role with more than 14 years of experience in fundraising and community engagement experience in the Tampa Bay Region. Most recently, she was the annual giving manager for Step Up for Students in Clearwater and before that was the development manager for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. A proud graduate of the University of Central Florida, Becker earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management, a graduate certificate in Professional Fundraising and her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.

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 $7.6 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 the St. Petersburg region – 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 or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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