Tampa, Fla. (July 27, 2017) — Tampa General Hospital’s (TGH) Children’s Medical Center has been selected as the $250,000 beneficiary of the 13th Annual Tampa Credit Union Kids Classic Golf Tournament to be held on October 9th at Lake Jovita & Country Club in Dade City.
The funds will be used for construction of a pediatric palliative care suite and a long-term monitoring room at TGH’s Children’s Medical Center.
Pediatric palliative care is specialized medical care for children with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of serious conditions. Additionally, long-term or “continuous” monitoring is a diagnostic technique commonly used in to evaluate a child’s brain and behavioral activity for an extended period of time. The goal of building the pediatric palliative care suite and long-term monitoring room is to improve the quality of life and outcomes for both the children and their families.
“We are so excited that the Tampa Bay Area Credit Unions for Kids chose our project to sponsor with their golf tournament. Tampa General Hospital cares for many different patient populations and the palliative care suites and long-term monitoring room will go a long way in improving our ability to care for our littlest patients,” said Robin DeLaVergne, Executive Director, Tampa General Hospital Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to continue putting our patients first in all we do.”
This year’s participating credit unions include Florida Central Credit Union, Florida West Coast Credit Union, Grow Federal Credit Union, GTE Financial, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, PowerNet Credit Union, Railroad and Industrial Federal Credit Union, San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union, Suncoast Credit Union, Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union, Tampa Postal Federal Credit Union and USF Federal Credit Union
About Tampa General Hospital
Tampa General is a 1011-bed academic medical center on the west coast of Florida that serves as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. TGH is the only nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center in Hillsborough County and is also a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.