Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches Merges With Tampa General Hospital

Published: Jan 12, 2021
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Tampa General Hospital bolsters East Coast footprint with the addition of gastroenterological practice.

Tampa, Fla. (January 6, 2021) – Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches is now the Tampa General Hospital Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches, providing patients in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast with the world-class care and complex services of a major, academic medical center right in their own backyard.

Tampa General Hospital Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches is staffed by five of Palm Beach County’s top gastrointestinal specialists. These physicians, including Steven Krumholz, M.D., Jeffrey H. Garelick, M.D., Robert S. Raymond, M.D., Glenn H. Englander, M.D., and Sherman M. Chamberlain, M.D., trained at some of the world’s most respected institutions and have a broad spectrum of experience in the field.

“After nearly 40 years of providing next-level service to our patients, we are thrilled to take this important step in joining forces with Tampa General Hospital and advancing treatment for patients,” said Dr. Steven Krumholz of Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches. “We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with the highest quality care in the region.”

Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches’ two locations are now the Tampa General Hospital Gastro Group of the Palm Beaches, making it the second TGH medical group on Florida’s East Coast. In addition to the state-of-the-art West Palm Beach location, patients will continue to visit the Palm Beach Gardens facility.

Tampa General gastroenterology surgeons and specialists will work in collaboration with Gastro Group physicians to provide the most comprehensive treatment options in a seamless, coordinated manner. Patients who need complex, specialized surgeries will benefit from a convenient, streamlined process to have surgeries in Tampa with pre- and post-surgery care performed in Palm Beach County.

“We are very pleased to take this important step in adding gastroenterology to our list of East Coast comprehensive treatment options,” said John Couris, Tampa General Hospital’s president and CEO. “We look forward to providing the world-class care that TGH is known for to residents in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.”

Tampa General’s gastroenterology and GI surgery program is the highest ranked in Florida and No. 24 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021. Tampa General also was named “high performing” for colon cancer surgery by U.S. News. Clinicians use the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat a variety of GI conditions, including those affecting the esophagus, stomach, liver, and pancreas, as well as intestinal and colorectal conditions. Surgeons perform a wide array of laparoscopic and robotic GI surgeries, as well as complex open GI surgeries. TGH’s pancreatic, hepatic, and biliary cancer programs, and the esophageal disorders program, have also received disease-specific certification from The Joint Commission.

Tampa General’s expansion plans across the state will continue as the institute builds relationships with additional local physicians in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast, aggregating more specialists into the Tampa General network to provide comprehensive treatment options across multiple specialties.

 

ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Tampa General Hospital, a 1,006-bed, nonprofit, academic medical center, is one of the largest hospitals in America and delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest ranked hospital in the market in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit is the largest on the West Coast of Florida. It also is home to the Jennifer Leigh Muma, 82-bed, Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health and 19 outpatient radiology centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the largest hospitals in the country, Tampa General Hospital is first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.