The Official Newsletter of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation
The Tampa General Hospital Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the Taneja Family Global Emerging Diseases Institute, a first of its kind in Florida. This new stand-alone institute will treat patients suffering from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, conduct cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of infectious disease physicians.
"Our teams have been working so hard around the clock to deliver world-class care, despite this global pandemic. This new Institute means so much to TGH and the Tampa Bay community.” - Greg Celestan, Chairman, Tampa General Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees
The Taneja Family Global Emerging Diseases Institute provides 59 critical care hospital beds within negative pressure isolation rooms. Patients will be able to receive dialysis, ventilator care, and more in the specialized rooms depending on their clinical needs. The institute will also have expanded laboratory space for infectious diseases research, providing more opportunities for TGH and USF Health to collaboratively participate in vaccine-related clinical trials.
“It means a great deal to us to be able to give back to the Tampa Bay community and help others. This has been a very difficult time for everyone. We have concern for the world at this time and we want to do our part to support Tampa General, whose clinical scientists will be conducting global research to provide answers and hope. We encourage others to give back and show your support, these are heroes on the front lines.” -The Taneja Family
We are so grateful to the Taneja family for their generosity during such a critical time!
If you would like to learn more about the Taneja Family Global Emerging Diseases Institute or how Tampa General Hospital is fighting COVID-19, please visit www.tgh.org/covid.
This season, spreading cheer is on the top of everyone’s to-do list, including ours at the Foundation, and we have had a great start.
Giving Tuesday landed on December 1st this year, so we decided to use it as a kickoff to Operation Santa. Thanks to the Nallamshetty family and Radiology Associates of Florida, P.A., each gift made on Giving Tuesday was doubled, up to $7,500. The community truly blew us away with 63 donors giving $21,558 just during Giving Tuesday!
These funds will be shared between three of TGH’s pediatric programs and units including the Children’s Medical Center (CMC), the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the Pediatric Center at Healthpark. They will be used to purchase toys and holiday items for children and families in December and throughout the year.
Thank you to the Haggard Family for their recent gift to the Living Donor Transplant Fund! This fund allows for all living donors to receive the care and information they need to help save lives within our community.
“This recent gift to TGH was a reflection of how Bekki and I feel TGH is always there for us and all transplant patients. Somewhat expectedly, I have had some complications following my living donor kidney transplant four years ago. We always return to TGH doctors and staff for advice, care and treatment. It will always be home to us even though we live several hours away in Miami. The outstanding care TGH delivers has no boundaries and we are forever thankful.”- Mike and Bekki Haggard
CORPORATE PARTNERS STANDOUT
After attending their first TGH Gala in 2019, Kaligia Biosciences was compelled to continue supporting our mission. As a fellow healthcare organization, their values align similarly with TGH. When asked to be the presenting sponsor for the next gala – they could not refuse. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they were one of the first corporations to step up and support our community's fight against the disease.
We are thankful for the impact that Kaligia has made at TGH in such a short timeframe and look forward to continuing our partnership.