Brandon Regional Hospital is Designated a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Brandon, Florida (August 5, 2019) – Brandon Regional Hospital is proud to announce that it has recently been designated a Statutory Teaching Hospital by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). The Statutory Teaching Hospital designation is granted to hospitals with at least 100 or more full-time equivalent resident physicians in seven or more different Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs. The program must be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the Council on Post-Doctoral Training for the American Osteopathic Association.
This designation means that Brandon Regional Hospital provides clinical education and training to future and current physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, in addition to delivering medical care to patients. The hospital currently has the following residency programs: internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, pathology, OB/GYN, transitional year program, cardiology fellowship, and orthopedic fellowship.
Patients benefit from teaching hospitals because the academic environment encourages physicians to seek innovative solutions to patients’ problems. Studies show that patients at academic medical centers have better outcomes. Additionally, physicians at Brandon Regional Hospital must stay on top of the latest medical developments in order to teach medical students, residents, student nurses and allied health professionals.
“Achieving Teaching Hospital designation is a significant accomplishment that demonstrates the advanced nature of our residency program at Brandon Regional Hospital, and our commitment to training the physicians of the future,” said Frederick Schiavone, M.D.,DIO, Vice President of Graduate Medical Education for HCA West Florida, who oversees Brandon Regional Hospital’s program. “This designation will allow us to continue to recruit top candidates for our residency program, who will then care for patients at our hospitals and in our communities.”
According to the Florida Department of Health, there is a critical statewide shortage of physicians, and GME programs such as Brandon Regional Hospital’s help alleviate the shortages. The program also benefits the local community because studies show that many physicians practice where they complete their residency.
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital, a member of HCA West Florida Division, is a 422-bed acute care facility offering a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, where the latest in cardiovascular surgery and minimally invasive techniques are performed, The Pediatric Center, The Women’s Center, which includes our Baby Suites and 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and a designated Bariatric Center of Excellence.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Natalia Diaz, 813-916-0634 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com.