Seasoned Health Care Professional Joins Tampa General Hospital Leadership TeamPublished: May 8, 2023
Jane Casey, RN, MScN, will be the new Vice President of CareComm Operations
at the leading academic medical center on the West Coast of Florida.
Tampa, FL (May 8, 2023) – Tampa General Hospital (TGH) has appointed Jane Casey, RN, MScN, to the hospital’s leadership team as vice president of CareComm Operations. CareComm is Tampa General’s clinical command center in partnership with GE Healthcare that provides real-time situational awareness to improve quality, safety, and efficiency by coordinating patient care more effectively using data to gather valuable patient insights.
Casey is a dedicated health care professional with a breadth and depth of experience in health care leadership that spans nearly 30 years. Before joining Tampa General, she spent more than six years as the director of Emergency Services and Command Centre (Access and Flow) at Humber River Hospital, which features the largest-volume emergency department in the Canadian province of Ontario and has been top-ranked for pay-for-performance results for more than two years.
“As one of the largest hospitals in the country, we are focused on driving innovation to support world-class care, patient safety and efficiency and believe that Jane will make significant contributions,” said Kelly Cullen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Tampa General Hospital. Jane will partner with key leadership, front line staff, and providers to transform patient care by prioritizing patient safety, quality, and efficiency by using real time data and predictive analytics.
“My goal in joining Tampa General is to collaborate with team members to positively impact the quality of patient care and safety,” Casey said. “I am a nurse by training, so patients and, ultimately, patient care, is at the heart of everything I do. CareComm really takes that to the next level, and in talking with the team, it became very clear to me that their focus aligns with mine – on world-class patient-centered care,” Casey said.
Casey showcased her leadership capabilities as the manager of Professional Practice/Innovation Unit with Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Also in Canada, she was promoted to Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Director of Medicine for programs that included Rehabilitation, Complex Care, Chronic Diseases, Health Information/Decision Support and the Southlake Residential Care Village. Casey also served as the Interim Director of ER, DI, Medicine and Health Information at Stevenson Memorial Hospital, shortly after beginning her career as a Staff Nurse in Surgery at North York General Hospital in Toronto.
Casey earned her Master of Science in Nursing from D’Youville University, Buffalo, N.Y., and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University, Toronto. She also received a Nursing diploma from Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario.
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
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 2021, provided a net community benefit worth more than $224.5 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 Florida. It also is home to the Jennifer Leigh Muma 82-bed 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. To see a medical care professional live anytime, anywhere on a smartphone, tablet or computer, visit Virtual Health | Tampa General Hospital (tgh.org). 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 www.tgh.org.