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Foundation Forward

The Official Newsletter of the Tampa General Hospital Foundation

March 2020

In the midst of our community facing the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Tampa General Hospital Foundation team wishes to spread hope and gratitude to YOU and YOUR FAMILIES! 
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. 
We’ve heard from many of you that you’d like to help and have two meaningful ways to do so:
1) Consider sending a message of encouragement to one of our leaders, physicians, nurses or any other team member. We’ve included a LINK HERE for you to do so. As our teams are pushing themselves to the limits, hearing you support their efforts can make a difference. It may in fact be the very thing that energizes them to push through one more grueling hour, to share a smile for a patient in need or give them self-assurance that time away from their families is making a difference in our community.
2) As our clinical teams work tirelessly to treat patients who need our care, more than ever before, your philanthropic gift will directly impact our ability to save lives!  We’ve established a special fund to aid in the fight by supporting the ever-changing highest and greatest needs of the hospital.  Should you wish to support our efforts by donating, you may do so by using the LINK HERE or by contacting us directly at 813-844-7250.
We appreciate YOU and are grateful for everything YOU do to support Tampa General Hospital and our mission. We are here for you and yours to assure we get through this together.
Stay safe!
Best Always,
Frann M. Richards
Chief Development Officer, TGH Foundation
(352) 318-3076
Mike Masem
Vice President of Development, TGH Foundation
(727) 465-6507

Messages From Our Leaders

"As we manage the challenges we will face today, tomorrow, and in the weeks ahead, we must remain focused, calm, and resilient. Most importantly, I encourage you to practice kindness, love, and understanding with one another. When this is over and we have come out the other side, the way we treated each other is what we will remember and what truly matters. Together with our COO, Kelly Cullen and the entire TGH leadership team, I want to assure you that we're here for you. We are all in this together. Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay focused. Stay kind."
John Couris
President & CEO, Tampa General Hospital

“The true measure of a person is how they deal with adversity and that is why I am so proud of the TGH leadership. It is an honor to be associated with a group of professionals who have risen to the challenge and are focused on providing the best possible service during these difficult times. Your support at this critical time will be a real game changer and is greatly appreciated.”
Greg Celestan
Chairman, TGH Foundation Board of Trustees

At Tampa General Hospital, our priority is the safety of our team members, physicians, patients and visitors. With news of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases in the Tampa Bay area, we understand patients and visitors may be anxious. Tampa General Hospital is closely monitoring the situation and is following all recommendations provided by our local and state departments of health. To visit Tampa General Hospital's COVID-19 Information Page, please CLICK HERE.