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TGH Children's Hospital marks a major renovation at Tampa General

A group of people wearing masks stand in front of a TGH Children's Hospital sign, and behind a blue ribbon. A couple of them hold oversized golden scissors.
Daniel Wallace
Tampa General Hospital
From left to right: Sherri Lewman, Melissa Golombek, Dr. Patricia Emmanuel, Stacey Brandt, Kelly Cullen, Annmarie Chavarria and Nikki Hurley. Tampa General Hospital unveiled its new TGH Children's Hospital logo during a ribbon cutting event on Oct. 7, 2021.

Tampa General Hospital is renaming its pediatric inpatient services, and renovating the whole department.

Tampa General Hospital is renaming its pediatric inpatient services and undergoing a major renovation, the first phase of which is projected to begin in spring 2022.

The first phase of the renovation involves a $7.5 million remodel of two of the three wings of what is now known as the TGH Children’s Hospital.

“Our vision is to be the safest and most innovative academic health system in America and that applies to our youngest patients as well. Through our partnership with USF Health and our private practice physicians across the community, we are well on our way to making that vision a reality,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, in a prepared statement.

The renovation will include:

  • New updates to all patient rooms and the waiting room
  • Renovations to two nurse’s stations and lounges
  • Refreshed children’s playroom to provide patients the opportunity to take a break from treatment and play
  • An open collaboration space to promote interaction among physicians and team members
  • Technology and innovation to support current and future advances in the care of children

TGH Children’s Hospital’s inpatient unit currently has 46 patient beds, two nurse stations, two staff lounges, a family waiting room, playroom, and a gym for physical and occupational therapy. The design phase is planned to begin this fall, and will include input from patients’ families, team members and physicians.
Tampa General’s academic medical center’s Pediatric Emergency Department recently underwent a $1 million renovation and features 10 private patient rooms.

TGH Children’s Hospital’s new name and identity will start to appear in signage throughout the hospital and in the community over the next few months.

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