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Florida Venture Forum Adds Rachel Feinman of Tampa General and TGH Innoventures to its Board

Published: Apr 7, 2022

MIAMI & TAMPA, Fla. – April 7, 2022 Florida Venture Forum, the leading statewide support and member organization for venture and private equity professionals and entrepreneurs, today announced that Rachel Feinman, vice president of innovation at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and managing director of TGH Innoventures, has been appointed to its board of directors.

Feinman and Tampa General Hospital join 50-plus Forum board members who work together to promote and further the Forum’s mission of helping entrepreneurs connect with the funding and services they need to grow and scale.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Rachel and Tampa General Hospital to the Forum’s board, and we look forward to working together to further our mission of serving founders and their companies,” said Carolyn Mathis, partner at Harbor View Advisors and 2022-2023 Florida Venture Forum board chair. “The Forum’s greatest asset is its membership, which like Florida’s venture capital marketplace, continues to grow and become more diverse.”

“It’s an honor to join the Florida Venture Forum Board of Directors and collaborate with like-minded investors and business leaders to connect innovative Florida companies with the resources and funding needed to take their solutions to the next level,” said Feinman. “It’s an exciting time for venture capital in Florida, and Tampa General Hospital is committed to supporting emerging businesses that deliver quantifiable improvements across their respective industries and communities.”

Feinman is the vice president of Innovation at Tampa General Hospital and the managing director of TGH Innoventures, TGH’s innovation center and corporate venture fund. In her role, Feinman leads innovation at TGH and oversees the organization’s venture investment strategy. Feinman has a passion for influencing the strategy and driving the action that enables impactful innovation to truly transform the delivery of health care. She also enjoys working with and mentoring early-stage startups and emerging entrepreneurs, most recently having served as the executive director of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator, an organization focused on helping high impact Israeli startups penetrate the U.S. health care market. Feinman is a former business attorney with a long career advising clients, ranging from private investment funds to startups to large corporate organizations.

ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed non-profit 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 2021-22 Best Hospitals, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. The academic medical center’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious 2021 Forbes magazine rankings – America’s Best Employers by State, third out of 100 Florida companies and first among health care and social organizations and 13th nationally in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and in fiscal 2020 provided a net community benefit worth more than $182.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. 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 FloridaIt 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.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA VENTURE FORUM

 The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping fast-growth companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. Since 1984 more than 1500 companies have presented at Forum events and have gone on to raise upwards of $11B in equity capital, producing billions more in economic value to Florida. The Forum’s 250+ members represent a “who’s who” of venture capital and private equity dealmakers, including equity and debt investors at all stages, as well as major law, accounting, and investment banking firms, and large corporates active in the innovation ecosystem. The Forum provides programs and programming statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting major annual conferences like the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Startup Competition, the Early-Stage Capital Conference, and industry-focused events including aerospace and healthcare. For more information, visit: http://www.flventure.org.