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Tampa General Hospital is already billed as one of the busiest organ transplant centers in the country.

Now, in conjunction with the University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine and its South Tampa Center for Advanced Medical Care, they’re creating what they call a new model for advanced organ transplantation.

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Tampa General Hospital has hired the CEO of Jupiter Medical Center to become its next president and CEO, officials announced on Monday.

Tampa General Cleared In Malpractice Dispute

Mar 20, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up a dispute about whether Tampa General Hospital could be held liable in a medical-malpractice lawsuit.

Stephanie Radu

Every semester, the University of South Florida picks an outstanding graduate on each of the system’s three campuses.

This fall, the honoree on the Tampa campus has a curriculum vitae that would make some professors jealous.

Stephanie Radu, 21, was born in Toronto and lived in twelve cities, training as a competitive swimmer and surfer, before settling in Florida.

Tampa General CEO Steps Down

Nov 30, 2016

Tampa General Hospital president and CEO Jim Burkhart abruptly resigned Tuesday, officials said.

The hospital released few details about Burkhart's resignation. His name and biography have been removed from the hospital's website. 

Burkhart came to Tampa General nearly four years ago from Shands Jacksonville Medical Center where he was president and CEO.

“We appreciate all that Jim has done during his time here,” John Brabson, Tampa General’s board chairman, said in a release.

Florida Supreme Court Asked To Hear Malpractice Case

Nov 29, 2016

The estate of a woman who died during surgery in 2009 has asked the Florida Supreme Court to take up a medical-malpractice dispute that focuses on whether Tampa General Hospital could be held liable.

Court Sides With Tampa General In Malpractice Case

Aug 25, 2016

An appeals court Wednesday upheld a ruling that cleared Tampa General Hospital from potential liability in a medical-malpractice case stemming from the death of a patient during surgery.

The Florida Senate is proposing $75 million for children's programs at hospitals that serve the poor.

The Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida supports the proposal, which would bring in just over $21 million for facilities in the Tampa Bay area.

Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital are partnering to build a $60-million “healthplex,” start a home care agency and offer hospice care, the 

Gov. Rick Scott’s leadership of the Columbia/HCA hospital chain is well known, as is the company’s record $1.7 billion fine for filing false claims for Medicare and other federal health programs.

But as he faces re-election, stories about a simultaneous investigation in the 1990s are emerging involving Scott and attempts to buy the then-publicly owned Tampa General Hospital, The Tampa Tribune reports.

Hospitals Drop Trauma Challenges

Jul 29, 2014
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Three Tampa Bay-area hospitals have filed notices that they are dropping legal challenges against trauma centers at Blake Medical Center in Manatee County and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Pasco County.

The moves Friday by Tampa General Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg and St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa were expected after an administrative law judge last month approved a new state rule for determining where trauma centers could be allowed across the state.

Trauma Industry Fight Nears End

Jul 22, 2014
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Florida's trauma drama could be almost finished.

With an appeal deadline passing Monday, the Florida Department of Health and hospitals owned by HCA Health Care chain appear to have prevailed after a three-year legal and political battle about approving new trauma centers.

The key point came last month when an administrative law judge upheld a rule that the department proposed for determining where trauma centers could be allowed across the state. Hospitals in the Tampa Bay and Gainesville areas unsuccessfully fought the proposed rule and then had until Monday to appeal.

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual guide to the best adult and children’s hospitals around the United States.

As usual, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami topped the category of ophthalmology.  None of Florida’s children’s hospitals made the top three in any specialty category nationwide.

Rifts Remain Over Trauma Centers

Feb 25, 2014

The Florida Department of Health appears ready to move forward with a new proposal about divvying up trauma centers across the state --- but long-running battles about the issue could continue in the courts and spill into the Legislature.

Department officials held a hearing Tuesday about a proposed rule that would determine how many trauma centers would be allowed in 19 separate areas of the state.

Talks Aimed at Healing Trauma Divisions

Jan 24, 2014

With a former Supreme Court justice shepherding the talks, negotiators Thursday tried to break through a long-running disagreement about how Florida should approve new trauma centers across the state.

Trauma surgeons, hospital lawyers and the Florida Department of Health's top attorney held a day-long negotiating session aimed at coming up with a rule that could play a key role in determining where trauma centers will be allowed to open in the future.

Tech-Savvy Tampa Bay Hospitals Honored

Dec 11, 2013

Five Florida hospitals, and three around Tampa Bay, have received the industry's highest award for managing the shift to a paperless environment. 

The “Stage 7” designation is the highest level on the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model developed by HIMSS Analytics. It measures how hospitals use information technology applications.

Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Monday he had signed a trio of bills aimed at allaying fears about the state's version of the Common Core education standards — even though Scott apparently didn't have one of the bills when the signing was announced.

Scott also signed another education bill dealing with school grades.

According to Scott's office, the three Common Core-related measures he signed Monday included:

USF Health is investigating a breach that exposed the personal information of about 140 patients treated by its doctors at Tampa General Hospital.

Emails obtained by the Tampa Bay Times show the relationship between USF Health and Tampa General Hospital is not as strong as it once was, with enough issues on both sides that Hillsborough County officials ordered the two organizations to seek the equivalent of marriage counseling.

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U.S. News & World Report is out with its annual list of the county's best hospitals.

The magazine evaluated treatment centers on death rates, patient-to-nurse ratio, hospital reputation and other criteria. Top billing went to Massachusetts General in Boston.

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