Tampa General Named One Of The 100 Great Hospitals In America

Published: Apr 10, 2014
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April 10, 2014 (Tampa, FL) – Tampa General is one of only two Florida hospitals listed in the 2014 "100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker's Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication. The publication’s web site states the selected hospitals have rich histories, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform. It also noted that the hospitals have made some of the greatest medical advancements in U.S. healthcare history, and serve as academic hubs or local mainstays in their communities. The Becker’s editorial team also conducted research and considered nominations and evaluated hospital ranking sources such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics’ 100 Top Hospitals, Healthgrades, Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, The LeapFrog Group, and several other resources. The publication noted that last year, U.S. News & World Report rated TGH the number one hospital in Tampa Bay and one of the nation’s Top-50 hospitals in six medical specialties. The magazine also mentioned the hospital’s designation as a Magnet hospital, which is the highest recognition a hospital can receive for quality nursing care. Also mentioned were TGH’s disease specific certifications in 16 medical specialties from The Joint Commission and its ranking as the fifth-busiest heart transplant center in the nation. The only other Florida hospital to make the list is UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Becker's Hospital Review features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems and is geared toward high-level hospital leaders. For more information and verification, go to : http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/100-great-hospitals-2014/full-list.html