TGH 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 Liasons

Erica Hammond
Manager, Physician Business Development
Healthcare Nurse

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.


Lynn Stockford, RN, BSNHealthcare Nurse

 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, facilitates 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.

Michael (Andy) Dennis, MBA, CHT, DMT

 Senior Physician Business Development Representative

Phone: (813) 494-5176

Specialties: Heart Transplant, Heart and Vascular Institute 
Andy brings 20 years of healthcare experience to Tampa General Hospital. Most of his experience has been in general & vascular surgery, limb salvage, and advanced wound care yet his knowledge has expanded into thoracic and orthopedics in the last few years. Andy spent four years in the United States Navy as a search & rescue swimmer and attended the University of South Florida for undergrad in business advertising and later obtained a Master of Business Administration.

Sheryl SmithHealthcare Nurse Senior Physician Business Development Representative

Phone: (813) 844-7759

Specialties: Ortho, Neuro, Liver Transplant, Lung Transplant, Kidney Transplant 
Sheryl 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 Mcardle
Physician Business Development Representative
Healthcare Nurse

Phone: (813) 844-4278

Specialties: Women’s and Children’s, Urology, Parathyroid, Bariatrics, ENT

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 MitchellHealthcare Nurse
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, MBAHealthcare Nurse
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. 
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