Mission: Tampa general hospital is committed to serving all residents of west central florida. We provide comprehensive health services, ranging from wellness and primary care to the most complex specialty care and post-acute services. Our care reflects a patient-centered approach, and our services are delivered in an exceptional manner, with benchmark performance in clinical outcomes, care processes, cost-effectiveness, and patient experience. With our unique blend of academic and other health care partners, we play a special role in supporting medical education and research in our region.
Programs: Healthcare services: tampa general hospital, a leading safety net, private not-for-profit hospital, is one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in west central florida serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in florida, tampa general is licensed for 1,018 beds, and with over 6,500 employees, is one of the region's largest employers. Tgh is the area's only level 1 trauma center and one of just four burn centers in florida. With four medical helicopters, we are able to transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. The hospital is home to one of the leading organ transplant centers in the country, having performed more than 6,000 adult solid organ transplants, including the state's first successful heart transplant in 1985. Tgh is a state-certified comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed neuroscience intensive care unit is the largest on the west coast of florida. Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ent, endocrinology, and the children's medical center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit and one of just three outpatient pediatric dialysis units in the state. Services for outpatients are provided in a variety of locations. A range of diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient services are provided on the tgh campus. In addition, tgh provides outpatient rehabilitation services in an offsite facility and primary and specialty physician services in various offsite clinics. As the region's leading safety net hospital, tampa general is committed to providing area residents with excellent and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services. Tgh provides medical services to those unable to pay through various means, including the hillsborough county health plan and the state medicaid program. In addition, tgh provides trauma care on a regional basis as well as other services at no charge to eligible patients through its charity care program. Statistics: total patient days: 279,625, emergency room visits: 90,949, deliveries: 5,281, and surgeries: 29,450.
residents' teaching program (the revenues and expenses disclosed in this section include direct graduate medical education only): tampa general hospital has been affiliated with the university of south florida ("usf") college of medicine since the school was created in the early 1970s. Tampa general hospital is the primary teaching affiliate of the morsani college of medicine at the university of south florida. Tgh has approximately 300 residents that rotate through the hospital each year. The medicare program funds approximately 200 residents, with the remaining slots funded solely by the hospital. These residents are assigned to tampa general hospital for specialty training in areas ranging from general internal medicine to neurosurgery. In addition, medical, nursing and physical therapy students all receive part of their training at tampa general hospital on an annual basis. University of south tampa has 120 medical students rotating at tampa general hospital during our fiscal year 2014. Faculty of the morsani college of medicine at the university of south florida admit and care for patients at tampa general hospital as do community physicians, many of whom also serve as usf adjunct clinical faculty.
clinical research: as the region's only level 1 trauma center and the primary teaching hospital for the morsani college of medicine at the university of south florida, tampa general hospital is uniquely poised to conduct cutting-edge clinical trials advancing the state of medicine every day. The office of clinical research (ocr) is committed to supporting investigators, sponsors, and patients participating in clinical trials. We provide strategic services, education and training, and comprehensive review processes designed to fulfill the potential of clinical investigators and their research staff. Tgh is actively engaged in clinical trials with university physicians and private physicians. During fiscal year 2014, the ocr provided oversight for a total of 578 active studies including 218 newly approved studies. In addition to the ocr administrative services, the tgh center for outpatient research excellence (core) provides coordination services that begin before site initiation and continue for the duration of the study. Pre-study services include study placement, coordination of pre-study site visit, regulatory work, laboratory and radiology research pricing, and arrangements for special services. Study coordination services include recruitment, screening, subject enrollment, study visits/procedures, investigational drug services, administration and accountability, packaging and shipping, source documentation, case report form completion, and long term record storage.
tampa general hospital's other program services include cafeteria and vending sales, parking garage revenues, pharmacy sales to employees, net assets released from restrictions, and other miscellaneous revenue.