Tampa General Hospital (TGH) keeps the medical tempo humming in west-central Florida. The medical center provides general medical and surgical care, as well as tertiary offerings including a Level 1 trauma center, a burn unit, a pediatric ward, women's and cardiovascular centers, and an organ transplant unit. The not-for-profit hospital has about 960 acute-care beds, as well as 60 beds in its rehabilitation unit, which specializes in helping patients recover from stroke, head or spine trauma, and other neuromuscular conditions. TGH is the primary teaching hospital for The University of South Florida College of Medicine. It also conducts research and operates community care centers in the Tampa area.
One of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region, TGH employs about 6600 workers.
Each year TGH treats more than 78,000 patients in its emergency department. This includes pediatric, chest pain, minor emergency, and trauma center patients. The hospital also operates a regional helicopter medical transport program.
During 2011 roughly 37% of the hospital's revenue came from Medicare and Medicare HMO payments. Managed care brought in around 24% of the hospital's revenue in 2011 while payments from Medicaid and Hillsborough County's Health Plan combined for about 22% of TGH's total revenue.
In 2010 the hospital opened a new neonatal intensive care unit, which cost some $35 million to build and added private room capacity for newborns and their families.
TGH added a new wing of the hospital, dubbed the Bayshore Pavilion, back in 2008. The addition added about 80 beds to the hospital's patient capacity and included a new emergency/trauma center, as well as cardiovascular, diagnostic, neurology, and women's health units. – less