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Tampa General Hospital (TGH) presented plans for the new TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion at the Tampa City Council meeting and received unanimous approval to rezone land, paving the way for construction.

“The new building will not just transform Tampa General’s campus, it will be pivotal in our efforts to transform the health care landscape,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital. “The TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion will be an intersection of technology and human ingenuity, where patients can access best-in-class providers, modern equipment and state-of-the-art facilities. This is one example of how we’re continuing to invest in Tampa General’s high acuity service lines and strengthening one of the nation’s top 10 transplant programs. We are grateful to Mayor Jane Castor and the members of the city council for their unwavering support for this initiative and our ongoing efforts to expand access to world-class care.”

The new pavilion will be home to Tampa General’s surgical, neuroscience and transplant services. The 13-story, 565,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical building will provide 144 patient beds, 32 operating suites and increased intensive care unit (ICU) capacity. In addition, there will be space for education and training, emergency response and sterile processing, along with two floors reserved for future growth. This building is the flagship of Tampa General’s $550 million Master Facility Plan, which was designed to meet the growing need for care in the region and across the state of Florida.

The TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion will be a pillar in the burgeoning Tampa Medical and Research District, anchored by Tampa General and USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, where world-class clinical care, academics, research and biotechnology intersect in the heart of Tampa. It will be a symbol of the growing health care ecosystem that is attracting talent, creating jobs and transforming our state’s health care landscape.

“The new TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion will be more than a building – it will provide a seamless coordination of care, education and research,” said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, executive vice president of USF Health and dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “This environment will enhance the abilities of our physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care while also educating the next generation of health providers and pursuing research discoveries to both benefit our patients and improve health care.”

The TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion will be located adjacent to the hospital’s main building on Davis Islands. Public access around the building will be preserved, so that residents and visitors can walk the perimeter of the Tampa General campus on the island and enjoy the beauty of the new structure and space. Construction on the new TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion will begin in 2024 and is expected to be completed within three years.

“We’re grateful for the support of the community, and we’re ready to get a jump-start on construction of the new TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion,” said Drew Graham, chair of the board of directors at Tampa General Hospital. “This building marks an important milestone in our efforts to expand access to world-class care and grow the Tampa Medical & Research District as one of the nation’s leading destinations for innovation in health care.”

The reveal of the TGH Surgical, Neuroscience & Transplant Pavilion comes on the heels of other major announcements by Tampa General in recent weeks. TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track opened two new state-of-the-art urgent care clinics this week, adding to its 16 previous locations throughout HillsboroughPinellas and Pasco counties.

On December 1, Tampa General announced the completion of its acquisition of the Bravera Health network. The hospitals, clinical operations, services, providers and team members that were previously owned and operated by certain subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc., in Citrus and Hernando counties are now TGH North.

Last month, TGH and Kitson & Partners announced an agreement to bring Tampa General’s world-class care to Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town located in Charlotte and Lee counties. A new 6,500-square-foot facility is planned that will serve approximately 8,000 residents who currently live in Babcock Ranch, as well as the residents in the surrounding communities. This partnership extends TGH’s geographic footprint to Southwest Florida.

Tampa General’s academic health system now encompasses six hospitals, more than 150 care locations and nearly 14,000 team members and providers. The system provides the highest level of complex care to treat the most severe illnesses and conditions for patients from 23 counties across Florida. The system is recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report, with six specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. Tampa General is committed to clinical excellence, patient safety, innovation, research, education, and patient satisfaction.


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Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council announced a partnership to expand and enhance Tampa’s burgeoning Medical and Research District. This district, inspired by renowned medical districts in the nation’s greatest cities, houses a growing hub of world-class clinical care, academics, research, and biotechnology anchored by one of the largest academic health institutions in the nation – Tampa General Hospital and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

Together through this partnership, the Tampa Medical and Research District will attract renowned clinicians and researchers, resulting in increased access to experts, cutting-edge research, education and technology for patients and students. Serving as a collaborative, economic engine for the greater Tampa Bay area, the district will stimulate new partnerships, and create prosperity through new jobs, thriving industries and a healthier population in this region. Additionally, and based on a study by the Washington Economics group, the district is expected to ultimately generate over $8.3 billion in annual economic impact to the state of Florida every year, and support more than 57,900 jobs.

“Tampa Bay not only serves as home to Tampa General Hospital/Florida Health Sciences Center, one of the nation’s leading academic health systems, but is a growing hub for innovation, research and biotechnology. This city is uniquely well-positioned to fuel a world-class medical and research district, and we are excited to partner with the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council to expand this further and amplify its impact,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital/Florida Health Sciences Center.

Per the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two organizations, the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council will support Tampa General Hospital with a land use survey and planning, strategic partnership creation, talent attraction, research and life science business recruitment, workforce housing project identification and marketing services over the course of five years.

More specifically, the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council will hire a new Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences to serve as project manager in the partnership with Tampa General Hospital. The organization will also provide additional strategic leadership, community development, and administrative services as the district is developed. First steps will involve a survey of land within the existing boundaries defined by Tampa General Hospital to assess potential development and redevelopment sites for medical, research and health care business use.

“The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is proud to partner with Tampa General Hospital to realize its vision for a globally renowned Medical and Research district,” said Craig J. Richard, CEcD, president and CEO of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. “This partnership aligns perfectly with the EDC’s own strategic plan goals for business recruitment, placemaking, and talent attraction and development — allowing our team to exercise its diverse strengths in the creation and promotion of this innovative new district that will shape the economic future of our region.”

The health care industry is Hillsborough County’s fastest-growing employment sector, adding more than 17,000 jobs since 2018. In the past decade, Hillsborough County’s life sciences sector has transformed with the addition of global giants Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Amgen and Pfizer as well as innovative younger companies such as Axogen, Vycellix, Morphogenesis and Verséa Health. More than 80 colleges, universities, and specialized training providers in the Central Florida region ensure a plentiful supply of talent in the pipeline to power the industry’s growth.


Source:  Valdosta Daily Times

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Tampa General Hospital, a pillar in the health care community and known as the area’s only Level 1 trauma center, is in the midst of creating a medical district – one that will bring monumental investments and establish a true world-class clinical destination.

The goal of the Tampa Medical and Research District (TMD) is to create a hub in Tampa that would cultivate groundbreaking research and attract renowned clinicians and tech companies. At full buildout, at least 26 institutions will be considered as part of the TMD, including multiple universities, pharmacy schools, urgent care centers, and the existing USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in Water Street Tampa, a $3.5 billion, 50-acre real estate development.

”We fill important roles and we are blessed to be surrounded by a good health system in Tampa Bay. At TGH, this center would put us in a great position to operate on a larger scale and compete with other cities that have well-established medical districts,” TGH President and CEO John Couris told the St. Pete Catalyst, sharing the first look of a preliminary economic study on the medical district. 

A look at some of the physical projects that are underway in the new medical district:

  • Hillsborough Community College Davis Islands Campus: An office building TGH recently acquired to house non-clinical team members.
  • A planned medical hotel to house patients traveling across the nation for care.
  • A planned eight-story, 2,000-space parking garage that will consolidate all off-site team member parking. It will be across from the Oxford Exchange.
  • A People Development Institute that represents a partnership between TGH and USF Muma College of Business. It will enhance career development and foster continuous growth for health professionals.
  • A proton therapy center, which would be the first of its kind on the West Coast of Florida. This free-standing facility would be developed in partnership with Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, Proton Therapy Partners and Florida Urology Partners.
  • A 96-bed behavioral health facility (with room to build to 120 beds) that will also serve Baker Act cases.
  • TGH Innoventures/Embarc: Tampa General Hospital’s innovation center and new venture capital fund dedicated to driving a culture of innovation across the organization through the support of early-stage startups and direct investments. TGH is the sole healthcare partner for Embarc Collective.
  • TGH inpatient rehab center, created through a joint venture with Kindred Healthcare, is a freestanding 80-bed rehabilitation facility that offers state-of-the-art technology and features all private rooms. The facility opened several months ago.
  • TGH’s planned Global Emerging Diseases Institute will treat patients with infectious diseases. Construction is expected to start this November.

The health care organization retained The Washington Economics Group (WEG) to do the preliminary economic impact study on the medical district, analyzing the wave of impact from infrastructure to job creation and spending.

It showed that once completed, the total economic impact of Tampa Medical District is over $6.4 billion each year in the Tampa metro (MSA). Of this total, $3.5 billion (or 55%) is due to direct economic effects, with $2.9 billion attributable to indirect and induced economic effects.

In evaluating how it would impact the state, the total statewide impact would be nearly $8.3 billion of impact each year, which is more than $1.8 billion compared to the impact it would solely have in the Tampa metro.

The TMD will support over 41,500 local jobs and 57,900 jobs throughout the state.

Other findings from the study: 

  • The district will create $2.8 billion in household income each year.
  • The Gross Domestic Product impact in the Tampa metro would ne roughly $4 billion.
  • The federal, state and local fiscal revenues generated by the district would total roughly $800 million each year.

The study continued to highlight the great importance of  TGH’s presence at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in Water Street Tampa, which created an even more proximal and collaborative relationship between the medical staff at TGH and USF and further clustered education with another notable area institution, the University of Tampa.

In addition to the new structures in the district, TGH is investing $500 million in new infrastructure and increased capacity at its main campus.


Source:  Catalyst

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Tampa Bay Business Journal Editor in Chief Alexis Muellner recently spoke with John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, for a segment of the Florida Business Minds podcast.

Listen to this podcast HERE.


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Tampa General Hospital is preparing to break ground in the coming months on a new TGH Behavioral Health Hospital deep in the heart of Tampa’s medical district.

It’s just the latest in a series of steps taken by TGH to bolster the area’s burgeoning medical district, which has been drawing talent, biotech and venture capital to the region.

Tampa’s medical district is transforming the area into a complete ecosystem of health care innovation: increasing access, providing greater quality care at a lower cost to patients.

“Tampa General is committed to meeting the wide spectrum of health and wellness needs of our community, including all aspects of behavioral health, which are more in demand than ever before,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, in a statement.

The new TGH Behavioral Health Hospital will offer a full range of inpatient and outpatient services led by the region’s leading psychiatrists from USF Health.

The four-story, 83,000-square-foot facility will offer 96 inpatient beds. Tampa General Behavioral Health Hospital will be adjacent to the new Tampa General Rehabilitation Hospital.

Construction is expected to begin in 2022 or early 2023, opening is scheduled for late 2024.


Source:  Florida Politics