FL 2030 Benchmarks

FL2030 Trailblazer Spotlight: Robin DeLaVergne, Tampa General Hospital

Tell us a little about Tampa General Hospital.

Tampa General Hospital is a 1,040-bed, not-for-profit, academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. TGH is the only Level 1 trauma center in the Tampa Bay Area and the region’s leading safety net hospital providing patients with excellent and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services. With more than 8,000 team members, Tampa General is one of the area’s largest employers and was recognized as #1 in the country on Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers for Women” list. Tampa General Hospital is ranked as the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report for 2022-23 and is nationally ranked as among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in seven specialties.

What are Tampa General Hospital’s particular areas of interest as they apply to reaching the Florida 2030 Blueprint goals aimed at making Florida a top 10 global economy by 2030?

In January of 2023, Tampa General Hospital executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council to expand and enhance Tampa’s growing Medical and Research District. This hub of world-class clinical care, academics, research and biotech will serve as a collaborative, economic engine for the greater Tampa Bay area. The district will stimulate new partnerships and create prosperity through new jobs, thriving industries and a healthier population. Based on a study by the Washington Economics group, the district is expected to ultimately generate over $8.3 billion in annual economic impact to the state of Florida every year, and support more than 57,900 jobs. As part of the MOU, the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council will support Tampa General Hospital with a land use survey and planning, strategic partnership creation, talent attraction, research and life science business recruitment, workforce housing project identification and marketing services over the course of five years.

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