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Tampa General Hospital’s physicians, nurses and front-line care providers are prepared to meet the needs of our community. Their courage to put themselves in harm’s way should be a reminder about all the reasons we support the noble endeavor of health care. Thank you for your support. Every gift matters!
To Donate to our TGH COVID-19 Support Fund, please CLICK HERE!

 

Foundation Forward

The Official Newsletter of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation

AUGUST 2020

In July, Tampa General Hospital passed 100 days of caring for COVID-19 patients. While we have these first 100 days behind us, and many still ahead of us, the resilience of our clinical teams is unmatched. Their support and lifesaving care they provide every day to our most critical patients has inspired everyone during this difficult time.

Click the video below to watch TGH President & CEO, John Couris, visit our TGH team members working on the front lines every day in our COVID-19 Medical ICU, to gain an inside look at how they are staying strong and fighting this battle.

 

THANK YOU! 

Thank you to John and Susan Touchton for their generous gift to the TGH COVID-19 Emergency fund! As chairman of the Tampa General Hospital Board of Directors, John has not only provided outstanding leadership and guidance during this trying time, but also the Touchton family’s outreach to support our frontline clinical teams as they battle this pandemic is just another example of the heartfelt impact our donors are making.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
 
 
“Tampa General Hospital is one of the most essential institutions in the Tampa Bay region, and there is no better example of its importance than its response to the COVID-19 crisis. We have been so inspired by the TGH team members, who have put themselves in harm’s way to keep us healthy and safe. Our gift is a small way to thank them for their sacrifice and for the great work TGH is doing for our community at this challenging time.”
-John Touchton, Chairman, TGH Board of Directors
 

 

YOUR IMPACT

Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Your donations have made an immediate impact, allowing TGH to build out the Tampa General Hospital Center for Infectious Diseases. As phase one will open in October 2020, your support of this monumental project will allow TGH to better care for critically ill patients in specialized ancillary treatment areas, acquire necessary technology to more than triple our testing capabilities, and care for our most vulnerable patients who test positive for infectious diseases. Because of you, this transformational project will position TGH among the nation’s leaders in the response, treatment, mitigation and prevention of current and future infectious diseases. 
 
Thank you for your unwavering support!
If you would like to donate to the TGH COVID-19 Emergency fund, please CLICK HERE.
 
 

Christmas In July

On July 1st, we asked for your help collecting gifts for the brave little warriors in our Children's Medical Center as part of
our 'Christmas In July' event. Due to COVID-19, our toy closet was unusually empty. 
You stepped up! We've received an INCREDIBLE 3,000+ donations from individuals and organizations throughout our community.
We're blown away by your continued support and generosity during this time and we can't thank you enough.
Would you still like to donate to the TGH’s Children’s Medical Center?! CLICK HERE!

 

Corporate Partners STANDOUT

This section features companies who are valued partners of the TGH Foundation.
For more information about our Corporate Partners Program, contact Haley Miller at hmiller@tgh.org.

As the demand for COVID-19 increases in our community, so does the need for more testing capabilities. Bristol Myers Squibb recently donated funds to purchase additional nasal swabs, expanding our COVID-19 testing resources to help more patients and team members.
Thank you to Bristol Myers Squibb for supporting Tampa General Hospital
for 14 years and making a tremendous impact during a critical time!

 

Operation Gratitude

TGH received over 3,000 pounds of treats to share with our healthcare heroes from Operation Gratitude and  USAA!
Operation Gratitude is an organization that forges bonds between Americans and military and first responders through volunteer service projects, acts of gratitude, and meaningful engagements, but has recently expanded to include hospitals battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team members were extremely grateful and especially loved the handwritten cards that are now posted in their units. Thank you so much for brightening our team members' days!

 
 

Beyond the Walls

Beyond the Walls; Leveraging Technology During a Pandemic, hosted by TGH Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Dr. Nishit Patel,
gave our donors an inside look at how telemedicine is being used to create a safer and more innovative environment for our patients.
CLICK HERE to watch the recording of this virtual event.
 

 

COVID-19 TESTING

Attention Hillsborough County residents! Have you been in contact with someone
who tested positive for COVID-19 and want to get tested yourself?
PLEASE CLICK HERE for a list of local testing sites currently open to the public.
For the safety of our community, visiting our emergency department is not advised unless your symptoms are critical.
TGH is NOT a testing site for COVID-19.