CATEGORY: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vice President, Governor Visit with TGH and USF Leaders

TAMPA, FL (July 2, 2020) – Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis visited leaders from Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida on Thursday and urged Floridians...

When to Visit the Tampa General Hospital Emergency Department

It’s a global pandemic, tensions are high… some may be wondering do I really need to visit an Emergency Department? What can I expect during my visit? In a medical emergency, your number one priority...

Behind the Mask: "We Can Face that Challenge"

Kristen's time in the Peace Corps taught her that access to quality healthcare is essential to living a good life. Now a patient advisory coordinator at Tampa General Hospital, she's proud to...

Behind the Mask: "Every patient is treated at the highest...

Dr. Peter Chang,vice president for care transitions, says, "At Tampa General Hospital, I'm most proud of our ability to take care of every single patient that comes to our doors." 

Behind the mask: A nurse who provides "world-class care...

When Anne Pivarunas graduated from nursing school she never expected to be fighting on the front lines of a global pandemic. She only knew that she'd be caring for people in need. And that's what she...

Behind the Mask: She kills pathogens for hospital safety

Glenda Wright, director of Environmental Services at Tampa General Hospital, knows that her team's job is now more important than ever. As one of the first levels of defense against COVID-19,...
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The Coco Clinic – Care at Home for COVID-19 Patients

On March 30, 2020, USF Health’s Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Infectious Disease teamed up with the the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County and Tampa General...
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In-House COVID-19 Testing at Tampa General Hospital

From healthcare workers on the frontlines to those simply staying at home, each of us has a part to play in the fight against COVID-19.  At Tampa General Hospital, our indirect patient care...
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Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) standards and protocols have become a key factor in the prevention of COVID-19 spread for both health care workers and community members.  To ensure the...
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Have a medical emergency? Don’t wait to call 911

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, don’t be scared to come to the Emergency Department. Doctors understand people’s fears, but they want to reassure patients: don’t let your worries...
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Healthcare Heroes: Beasley Media Group’s Fundraiser Supporting...

In the midst of this COVID-19 crisis, the courage and dedication of our physicians, nurses and front-line care providers has been nothing short of remarkable. Tampa General Hospital is...
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How COVID-19 is Different From Other Coronaviruses

The first time human coronaviruses were identified was in the mid-1960s. So if we’ve been studying and collecting data on the family of viruses known as coronavirus for so long, why is the COVID-19...
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Is it Coronavirus (COVID-19) or Something Else?

With the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) occurring at the same time as allergy and flu season, many are left worried or anxious about whether the symptoms they have are COVID-19 or something else....
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How Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread?

Person-to-Person Spread The virus that causes COVID-19 is primarily spread from person to person. The principle mode of transmission is thought to occur via respiratory droplets that can travel up...
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