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TGH team members practice for a real-life emergency

Ready for the real thing: TGH prepares for action with an...

The alert went out to Tampa General Hospital team members at 8:50 a.m. Thursday: Code Green. The annual countywide mass casualty drill was underway. In this year's drill, emergency workers...
ZDoggMD giving a lecture

Better health in the Hundred Acre Wood: ZDoggMD charts a vision...

Imagine a health care visit in which patients look like Winnie the Pooh, beleaguered doctors have become soulless “Doc Vader” machines, and Hogwarts owls have to fly in to help isolated medical...
Stretches for Runners - Well U in 2

Running Gasparilla?

If you're running the Gasparilla Distance Classic this year, we've got some great training moves for you, thanks to our expert trainers at the Tampa General Hospital Health and Wellness Center...
Father and son holding new baby girl

Rush-hour delivery at the TGH Brandon Healthplex

Christine and Clifford Stallworth planned to deliver their daughter at Tampa General Hospital, but baby Janine didn't want to wait for rush-hour traffic. Listen to their adventure! Want to learn...
Two young boys trying on helmets

Safe walkers, safe wheels

About 50 first and second grade students from St. Joseph Catholic School visited Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday for a lesson day called “Safe Walkers and Safe Wheels” by MORE HEALTH. Each of...
Light up tree above Tampa General Hospital

Lighting up the holiday season at TGH

The holiday season is always a special time at Tampa General Hospital. We are fortunate enough to receive many visitors who want to bring gifts and holiday cheer to our patients. We've collected the...
Surgeons performing a surgery

More resources needed to target looming shortage of doctors,...

Florida has made progress in providing more graduate training for new doctors over the last four years, but the demand will continue to outstrip the supply, according to a new study released...
"The TBI Journey"

From misfortune, a journey of healing

Adam Cage was sitting at a stoplight when he was hit by a box truck in 2013. He’s learned a few things since then. “It doesn’t matter who you are,” he said Tuesday at a gathering of fellow...
Christopher with his parents

As Hurricane Irma departs, baby Christopher arrives

Tampa General Hospital Labor & Delivery nurse Katie Dean was already scheduled to work hurricane duty when Irma pushed towards Tampa Bay. So she packed her sleeping bag and reported for duty...
Avery and Evan at their lemonade stand

How best to respond to brother's illness? Make lemonade

When Avery Ranieri decided she wanted to sell lemonade to help sick children, she had no idea how big her effort would become. But the lemonade stand that 9-year-old Avery hosted a few weeks ago...
Eclipse baby with parents

Did they watch the eclipse? Oh, baby…

Tampa couple Lucy Roldan-Castro and Jesus Martinez had planned to watch the eclipse Monday. But their baby, due September 3rd, had other plans. Roland-Castro went into labor at 4 a.m. Monday,...
Evan and Avery

Cups of kindness: why Avery’s lemonade stand is THE cool place...

Avery Ranieri isn’t just a kid with a lemonade stand. She’s a 9-year-old on a mission. Avery wants to help other children like her little brother, Evan Ranieri, who was born with kidney disease...
Tampa Bay Rays baseball player posing with a woman and the Rays' mascot

Last week of work? Still enough time to make a new friend

It was the last week before retirement for TGH’s Sharon Zegalia – but she still got to experience something new. Zegalia, an Employee Health specialist who retired Friday after a combined 35 years...
Teen girl ringing the chemo bell

Bell rings to signal victory in 13-year-old's fight against...

The bell that rang out Friday afternoon at Tampa General Hospital marked a special victory for 13-year-old Katie Ballesteros. The brand-new "chemo bell" was donated to the TGH Childlife Playroom...
Two physical therapists looking at a young boy's injured arm at the trauma awareness luncheon

For trauma survivors, small gestures can mean big victories

15-year-old Briant Cummings smiled as he lifted his left hand and curled his fingers. Ordinarily, it would be a small gesture. But on this particular Wednesday, Briant’s action made the room...
extreme liver surgery press conference

Divide and conquer: surgeon uses unusual technique to fight...

Kenneth Brant had no idea he had liver cancer – let alone a cancer so advanced and aggressive that fighting it would require a surgery never done before at Tampa General Hospital. After a bout...
Man hugging a rhino

Flee from a raging wildfire? Not without my rhino

Donovan Smith, co-owner of the NGALA Wildlife Preserve near Naples, has cared for Walter the rhino since the animal was about a year old. Smith and Walter the rhino So when rapidly-moving...
Female transplant patient taking a selfie with a female physician

Transplant patients return to say thank you

Six months after his kidney transplant, Michael Haggard and his wife Bekki made the journey from Miami to Tampa just to say four words: “Thank you for everything.” Shay Manning, who was one of...
Female physician in front of a helicopter

Before you go to prom, watch this

Before you go to the prom, please watch this message from our pediatric trauma surgeon, Dr. Noor Kassira:  Want some more good ideas for staying safe on prom night? Check out this page...
Curtistine Bryant

When cancer threatens, an innovative solution

Tampa resident Curtistine Bryant was looking forward to a milestone event when she got the bad news. Instead of looking forward to seeing her two granddaughters graduate from high school in May,...
Press conference for 500th lung transplant

Florida woman feels "awesome" after TGH's 500th...

Until last month, Jeanette Ebaugh was tethered to an oxygen tank, confined to her Port St. Lucie home. An incurable lung disease scarred her lungs, making it difficult to breathe. But last month,...
A ringling clown reading to a child in a stroller

Just clowning around

Who wouldn’t want to balance a spinning plate? Clown Ambassador Thom Wheaton from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visited Tampa General Hospital today. Wheaton passed out...
A NCIU nurse practitioner meets one of her former patients with his father.

On World Prematurity Day, visitors with messages of hope

  To honor World Prematurity Day, representatives from the March of Dimes visited parents in Tampa General Hospital’s Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Thursday,...
Image of the Florida Orchestra. The Florida Orchestra stopped at Tampa General Hospital this morning on their community performances tour

Florida Orchestra plays at Tampa General

The Florida Orchestra, led by conductor Michael Francis, played Friday morning at Tampa General Hospital. The concert was held in the Food Court and livestreamed into patient rooms. 

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