Tampa General, USF Health innovates to be the leader in academic medical care

Floridians find state-of-the-art specialized care for the most complex and difficult diseases and conditions.

Tampa General Hospital and USF Health have partnered in 2020 to become Florida’s premier academic medical center.

This year, with the new USF Tampa General Physician Group (USFTGP), that vision is more likely to become a reality.

The new USF Tampa General Physicians, announced earlier this month by TGH and USF Health, are one of the largest academic medical groups in the state. The academic medical center will help drive growth, improve quality, and improve access to world-class academic medical care across the community.

“Tampa General Hospital is well on our way to becoming the safest, most innovative academic health system in the country, and our affiliation with USF Health brings us closer to that vision,” said the President and CEO of TGH John Couris. “USF Tampa General Physicians is an extension of our already established and dynamic alliance and will encourage our collaboration on key priorities and share more resources.”

At USF Tampa General Physicians, Floridians find state-of-the-art, specialized care for the most complex and difficult diseases and conditions.

In addition, patients have access to innovative research and clinical studies.

“USF Tampa General Physicians is an academic medical group co-founded by USF Health and the Tampa General Hospital and represents the best medical care in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. It is a comprehensive and sustainable alliance that formally joins the joint clinical, research and teaching efforts of both organizations, ”said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, Senior Vice President for USF Health and Dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “Ultimately, this organization will help Tampa Bay become a center for the best health care in Florida and possibly the southeastern United States.”

As CEO, Couris has made it clear his vision that Tampa is one of the most popular medical districts in the country, similar to Boston, Houston, and Chicago, for example.

TGH and USF Health are the combined force behind the Medical District, and this new organization will help attract research investment and recruit talent for the Tampa Bay Medical District.

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