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Physician Business Development

TGH physician liaisons work to advance relationships with physicians practicing at TGH and those that may refer to our associated programs. Physician liaisons work directly for senior management as a communicator for our staff physicians and work with private-practice physicians addressing questions and concerns with referrals to Tampa General Hospital. The physician liaisons also coordinate CME presentation opportunities for both TGH and private-practice physicians. Physician liaisons do NOT recruit physicians or handle patient questions. Patients seeking a physician can locate one via our PhysicianFinder service. Please see below for commonly requested forms.

TGH Physician Liaisons

Erica HammondErica Hammond
Manager, Physician Business Development
Phone: (813) 844-8734

Before joining the TGH Physician Business Development team, Erica worked at a healthcare technology and consulting firm, helping some of the largest healthcare systems across the nation with their compliance strategies. She also served as the Manager of Business Operations for The Surgery Center at TGH Brandon Healthplex. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a focus in Broadcast News from the University of South Florida.

East Coast Territory

Lynn Stockford, RN, BSNLynn Stockford, RN, BSN
Manager, Physician Network Business Development
Phone: (561) 644-0125
Specialties: Growth of TGH’s tertiary and quaternary markets in southeast Florida by educating healthcare providers and patients on the complex care TGH’s expert physicians provide.
Lynn triages patients, and where appropriate, facilitate transfers through TGH’s ambassador and transfer teams. Lynn has extensive experience in healthcare business development. She received her AA in nursing from Palm Beach State College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at South University. She has been with TGH since 2020.
Lou Stevenson  RN, BSNLou Stevenson RN, BSN
Regional Physician Business Development Representative
Phone: (813) 760-9564
Specialties: Heart Transplant, Heart and Vascular, Kidney Transplant
Lou has been a Tampa General employee since 2004. Prior to joining the physician relations team, Lou served TGH in a nursing capacity for over 15 years. She brings a wealth of clinical knowledge and is dedicated to growing the Transplant service line. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida. 

Sheryl SmithSheryl Smith
Senior Physician Business Development Representative
Phone: (813) 844-7759
Specialties: Ortho, Neuro, Liver Transplant, Lung Transplant

Sheryl Smith, brings over 20 years of healthcare marketing and sales experience to Tampa General Hospital.  Prior to joining the TGH team, she has worked with health systems in Michigan, Florida and Colorado. 

Jamie McardleJamie Mcardle
Physician Business Development Representative
Phone: (813) 844-4278
Specialties: Women’s and Children’s, Urology, Parathyroid, Bariatrics

Jamie began her career at Tampa General Hospital in 2004 as a nurse tech and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of South Florida.  Prior to joining the physician relations team, Jamie served TGH in a nursing capacity for 10 years.  She is now dedicated to growing the Women’s & Children’s, Parathyroid, Urology, and Bariatrics service lines.

Rebeca MitchellRebeca Mitchell
Physician Business Development Representative
Phone: (954) 881-3388
Specialties: Oncology
Rebeca Mitchell began her career in healthcare in South Florida before moving to Tampa and joining Tampa General Hospital. Throughout her experience she has successfully created and executed business development plans for various service lines, built strong relationships with referring providers and has learned to manage key internal stake holders effectively. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida with a minor in Business Administration. 

Gretchen Fudge, MBAGretchen Fudge, MBA
Manager, Special Events 
Phone: (813) 844-4304
Gretchen received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2006 and began her career in event management for the university. She later moved abroad to complete her MBA at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, living there for seven years and managing events for a non-profit foundation. She has been with TGH since late 2016.