Tampa General Hospital - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Tampa General Hospital, a 1,018-bed academic medical center in the heart of Tampa, started out as a 186-bed municipal hospital in 1927. Its roots go as far back as 1910, when its predecessor Gordon Keller Hospital and Gordon Keller School of Nursing were established. 

Tampa-General-Hospital-factsToday, the hospital is considered one of the highest-performing hospitals in Florida, according to U.S. News & World Report, particularly for care within orthopedics, nephrology, urology, pulmonology, otolaryngology and cardiology. Tampa General has been named one of the country's top 50 orthopedic hospitals by U.S. News every year since 2005.

Tampa General, which is the primary teaching hospital of Tampa-based USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, reported more than 46,000 inpatient discharges in 2012. The Magnet hospital has disease-specific certification in 16 medical specialties from The Joint Commission, and its Level I trauma center is the only one in west central Florida. Tampa General has more than 6,400 employees and is the fifth-busiest heart transplant center in the nation. The first successful heart transplant in Florida was also performed at the hospital in 1985.

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