Tampa, FL (Sept. 27, 2019) — Tampa General Hospital is among more than 40 U.S. hospitals and health systems recognized by Becker’s Healthcare for its innovation programs.
Tampa General is the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area, and one of only two in Florida, to be named to Becker’s nationwide list.
“The 1,007-bed nonprofit academic center is a leader in innovation with its CareComm Center, which controls day-to-day operations for Tampa General Hospital staff. Through artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, the CareComm Center is designed to improve the experience, operations and outcomes for patients, families and hospital staff,” Becker’s noted
Since CareComm opened, Tampa General Hospital has shortened patients’ average length of stay by half a day and saved more than $10 million — savings that ultimately benefit staff and patients.
As one of the 2018 Most Wired Hospitals, Tampa General also partners with other medical centers and private practices to advance healthcare innovation. It is the teaching hospital of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
This is the latest among several honors for Tampa General Hospital, including:
• The hospital recently received its fourth consecutive Magnet designation, the highest national honor in professional nursing practice.
• U.S. News & World Report ranks TGH as the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay, with national ranking in five specialties.
• Becker’s Healthcare also recently named TGH as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2019 – the sixth year in a row for this distinction.
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1007-bed non-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care 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. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center and its 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit is the largest on the West Coast of Florida. It also is home to an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center.Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 14 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Care, 15 outpatient Radiology Centers and a TGH Urgent Care located in Brandon. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General Hospital is first in the state to open a command center in partnership with GE Healthcare. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.