GE HealthCare and Tampa General Hospital Expand Long-Term Partnership to Benefit Patients and Clinicians Across the State of Florida

Published: May 30, 2024

CHICAGO — May 30, 2024 — GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC), a leading medical technology innovator, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH), one of the nation’s leading academic health systems, continue to strengthen their long-term partnership by announcing an agreement to deploy GE HealthCare’s Imaging and Ultrasound technology solutions to benefit clinicians and patients in TGH Imaging’s outpatient facilities across the state of Florida.

Both organizations are collaborating to help deliver more precise and timely diagnoses for patients, which can enable more effective treatment plans and improved patient outcomes.

“We’re on a mission to transform health care through innovation and technology. By investing in GE HealthCare’s technologies, we’re not just focused on enhancing the patient experience, but also improving patient outcomes. Faster and more accurate diagnoses can help lead to better treatment plans and more lives saved,” said John Couris, president and CEO of Tampa General.

TGH Imaging provides advanced radiology services in a comfortable, convenient, outpatient setting at 21 locations throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Palm Beach counties in Florida. The team boasts more than 65 board-certified radiologists who hold certifications in all 11 radiology subspecialties and participate in the academic missions of research and teaching through serving as faculty for University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine (USF Health), Department of Radiology. GE HealthCare’s imaging technologies will help enable TGH Imaging radiologists to do their best work with a focus toward providing faster and more accurate diagnosis and better treatment planning, and improved patient experience.

“Patients turn to Tampa General for world-class care, and that requires innovative technologies,” said Sherri Lewman, senior vice president, Enterprise Imaging at Tampa General Hospital. “Through our relationship with GE HealthCare, we are helping to ensure every patient – no matter how simple or complex their condition – has the best chance for the best possible outcome.”

Tampa General Hospital and GE HealthCare have a history of collaborating, including a strategic agreement  dating back to 2019. The relationship has enabled successful implementations, such as CareComm command center with GE HealthCare’s Command Center Software and a capital refresh plan for imaging technology solutions throughout its facilities. In March 2023, TGH Imaging was the first in the state of Florida to install GE HealthCare’s Omni Legend digital PET/CT system.

“We continue to value and realize the power of our long-term partnership with Tampa General Hospital and TGH Imaging,” said Catherine Estrampes, president and CEO, U.S., and Canada at GE HealthCare. “Our shared respect and the openness with which we collaborate have allowed us to make real progress together in executing creative solutions to address current healthcare challenges.”