The Official Newsletter of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation
HOPE IS HERE...BECAUSE OF YOU
The leading strides in technology and research Tampa General Hospital has made would not have been possible without YOU! We are immensely thankful for the part you are playing in helping TGH press forward. Below are just a few examples of your impact and how TGH is staying resilient in the fight against COVID-19.
BEYOND THE WALLS VIRTUAL EVENT
The Beyond the Walls virtual event in March allowed viewers to look back on the past year and reflect on how donor support has impacted our fron-tline heroes, patients and the Tampa Bay community. This live webinar featured donors, guest speakers, TGH leadership, and team members expressing their gratitude as we press forward.
3-D PRINTED NASAL SWABS FOR COVID-19 TESTING
Thanks to a generous donation by the Pagliarulo Family Foundation, Dr. Summer Decker, Ph.D., Director of 3D Clinical Applications at USF Radiology and TGH was able to take her 3D printing to the next level. Dr. Decker created a 3D-printed nasal testing swab which allows TGH to minimize nasal swab shortages and test as many patients and community members as needed for COVID-19. We are truly grateful for the direct impact the Pagliarulo Family Foundation made towards our fight against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases!
TGH GLOBAL EMERGING DISEASES INSTITUTE
The TGH Global Emerging Diseases Institute provides world-class care for patients battling COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Tampa General has been a longstanding leader in diagnosing and treating infectious diseases, thanks to the expertise of the outstanding faculty members of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and our private practice physicians. This new facility is powered by philanthropic support and allows TGH to continue meeting the immediate challenge of COVID-19. TGH is performing groundbreaking research and clinical trials to further combat COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases. As we often say, “The fight is not over,” and we continue to be grateful for your generosity as we work through this together.
TGH Center for Spiritual Health and Education organized a series of events to look back on one year of treating patients with COVID-19. The first event marked this season of both grief and strength as they unveiled a beautiful butterfly origami art installation honoring the ones affected most during the pandemic. Pink butterflies honored our health care heroes, white butterflies were filled with words of encouragement, and blue butterflies remembered the names of people who lost their lives due to COVID-19. You can now view the butterflies in the 2nd floor walkway that leads to the TGH Emerging Global Diseases Institute (GEDI) as well as at 27 TGH off-site locations.
CORPORATE PARTNERS STANDOUT
When the COVID-19 vaccine was first released, Valley Bank took a leading role in providing critical support to TGH with a generous $50,000 donation. This gift helped offset TGH’s costs for vaccination storage and administration. Thank you, Valley Bank, for helping us care for our community!
DONATE LIFE MONTH
The Donate Life garden logo depicts an ecosystem of plants, insects, and other components working together to form an interconnected living system. Similarly, we each have the potential to nurture and enrich our communities through organ, eye and tissue donation. This National Donate Life Month, we ask you to be a part of this lifesaving and healing garden by registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor; becoming educated about living donation; and championing the Donate Life cause.