Expanded partnership to offer customers a behind-the-scenes look at medical treatment, education and inspiration for animals.
TAMPA, Florida., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Florida Aquarium and Tampa General Hospital (TGH), leaders in the Tampa Bay community and their respective fields, announced an expanded partnership that will help bring education, entertainment and inspiration to Aquarium guests for years to come.
Both organizations share a common goal: to provide world-class care to those who rely on them. Through the partnership with TGH, Aquarium guests will get first-hand insight into the unparalleled medical care each animal receives from the Aquarium’s veterinary staff at its new Tampa General Hospital Animal Health Care Center on campus. .
“Animal care and welfare is our top priority and through our continued partnership with TGH, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, we will continue to provide world-class medical care to our animals” , said Roger Germann, President and CEO of the Florida Aquarium. “A collection of healthy animals strengthens our ability to save wildlife from extinction through practice, science, research and understanding.”
Later this year, Aquarium guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Aquarium’s commitment to providing the best animal care for its 9,000 residents, and how the teams’ efforts are advancing science and practice. veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. Guests will also be able to view occasional preventive animal exams through the viewing window of Tampa General Hospital’s Animal Health Care Center located in the Doyle Family Shorelines Gallery.
“Advancing the health of Tampa Bay region is also about taking care of the environment around us,” said Jean Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital. “Healthy oceans lead to healthy people and healthy people lead to healthy communities. Healthy communities are a top priority for both organizations and this partnership advances that work.”
The aquarium and hospital will host an official ribbon cutting when the Tampa General Hospital Animal Care Center opens later in 2022.
In recognition of its dedication to providing world-class care to members of our community and beyond, Tampa General Hospital has been ranked as the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by US News & World Report for the sixth consecutive year. TGH is also among the four best hospitals in Florida and ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in five medical specialties for 2021-2022 by US News & World Report.
As more than just a must-see attraction, the Florida Aquarium has been named the #3 aquarium in North America in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for the vital role he plays in animal conservation through rescue and rehabilitation efforts and advocating for the environmental health of our oceans.
ABOUT FLORIDA AQUARIUM
The Florida Aquarium actively participates in and promotes stewardship of the natural environment as part of our conservation mission. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Florida Aquarium offers guests the opportunity to experience a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals, explore complex ecosystems, participate in interactive and informative exhibits and to search for wild dolphins. in Tampa Bay. More than a must-see attraction, the Florida Aquarium strives to protect and restore our blue planet through conservation efforts that include groundbreaking search and rescue efforts that help restore coral and sea turtle populations. from Florida. To learn more, follow us on social media at @floridaaquarium and visit www.flaquarium.org.
ON TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed nonprofit academic medical center, is one of America’s largest hospitals and provides world-class care as the region’s only trauma center. level I and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals, and one of the top four hospitals in Floridawith five specialties ranked among the best programs in United States. The University Medical Center’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious 2021 Forbes magazine rankings – America’s Top Employers by State, Third out of Florida’s 100 Companies and First Among Healthcare Organizations. health and social and 13and nationally in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of ability to pay, and in fiscal year 2020 provided net community benefit worth more than $182.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and the primary teaching hospital for 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 is home to a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed neuroscience and critical care unit is the largest on the west coast of Florida. It also houses the 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group primary care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health, and 19 outpatient radiology centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics, and they can even receive home visits in certain regions thanks to TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the nation’s largest hospitals, Tampa General Hospital is the premier Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at lower cost. For more information, visit www.tgh.org.
M/s. Dale Wolbrink
SOURCE Tampa General Hospital