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Tampa General Hospital Honored as a Top-10 Rehabilitation Center by Newsweek

Published: Oct 10, 2022

Tampa General ranked as a leading inpatient physical rehabilitation facility in the state of Florida.


Tampa, FL (Oct. 10. 2022) – Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has been named to America's Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers 2022 by Newsweek.  Tampa General’s inpatient rehabilitation program is ranked 10th in Florida for its quality of care, quality of service, quality of follow-up care, and accommodations and amenities.


“Excellence in rehabilitation care is a critical component of our mission to be a world-class academic medical center and in providing optimum recovery for patients. From the inpatient setting to outpatient services, our rehabilitation teams are singularly focused on innovating programs to maximize the health and quality of life of our patients,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General. “They work to enhance our patients’ experience and are constantly seeking out new techniques and the latest equipment for their patients.”


Encompassing adult, pediatric, and outpatient rehabilitation services, Tampa General incorporates a cross-disciplinary approach across its rehabilitation team. The team includes physicians, psychologists, nurses, recreational therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, and many others who work together to foster an improved quality of life for patients. Rehabilitation services are offered for: 


  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Neurological conditions
  • Trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic injury


In May, Tampa General and Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, opened the TGH Rehabilitation Hospital, a new state-of-the-art, 80-bed inpatient facility for patients needing a higher level of rehabilitation. The freestanding hospital makes use of natural light and soothing colors, along with advanced rehabilitation equipment to promote healing and recovery. It includes a dedicated unit for patients recovering from neurological conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury, a gym for physical and occupational therapy featuring a ceiling-mounted body weight support harness system for patients re-learning balance and walking skills while rebuilding their strength, and an outdoor courtyard with recreational and activity spaces, including a bocce court, putting green and garden site.


“With our new location in a freestanding building in the metro Tampa area, the new TGH Rehabilitation Hospital expands access to proven inpatient rehabilitation recovery and care,” said Heather Higgins, CEO, TGH Rehabilitation Hospital. “This recognition is a testament to the collaboration, expertise, and attention to detail involved in creating a premier inpatient rehabilitation facility.”


The new TGH Rehabilitation Hospital is part of the Tampa Medical and Research District which is an innovation hub for health care across the region and the state.


Newsweek partnered with global market research and data firm Statista Inc. for its list of leading inpatient physical rehabilitation centers. Rankings were by state or region and based on a rigorous methodology that included a nationwide online survey of more than 4,400 medical experts with knowledge of physical rehabilitation centers as well as an analysis of key performance indicator (KPI) data scores published by the U.S. Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Rehabilitation centers were also evaluated on whether they had received Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Model System honors. Tampa General is accredited by CARF for both adult and pediatric inpatient rehabilitation programs. It is also designated as a provider of rehabilitation services by the Florida State Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program (BSCIP).


In addition to being named a top-10 inpatient rehabilitation center in Florida by Newsweek, Tampa General’s rehabilitation program is ranked 40th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings for 2022-2023.

To read more about Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Best Physical Rehabilitation Centers, visit www.newsweek.com/rankings/americas-best-physical-rehabilitation-centers-2022/florida.

For more information on Tampa General’s Rehabilitation care, visit https://www.tgh.org/institutes-and-services/rehabilitation.



Tampa General Hospital, a 1,040-bed, not-for-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 2022-23 Best Hospitals, and is tied as the third highest-ranked hospital in Florida, with seven specialties ranking among the best programs in the United States. Tampa General Hospital has been designated as a model of excellence by the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list. The academic medical center’s commitment to growing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious Forbes magazine rankings – first nationally in the 2022 America’s Best Employers for Women and sixth out of 100 Florida companies in the 2022 America's Best Employers by State. Tampa General is the safety net hospital for the region, caring for everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and in fiscal year 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 six 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 21 TGH Imaging powered by Tower outpatient radiology centers throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Palm Beach counties. Tampa Bay area 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 the first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that provides real-time situational awareness to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, go to https://www.tgh.org.