Tampa General Hospital
Tampa General Hospital (TGH), a private not-for-profit 1,018-bed metropolitan hospital, located on Davis Islands near downtown Tampa. It is considered one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in Southwest Central Florida and was ranked #1 hospital in Florida by US News & World Reports in 2012. It is also one of the largest hospitals in all of Florida. TGH has been affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine since the school was created and is the primary teaching affiliate of the Morsani College of Medicine; over 300 residents train at Tampa General Hospital USF medical students, nursing and physical therapy students also receive part of their training there. TGH is the area's only level I trauma center and one of just four burn centers in Florida. The hospital is home to one of the leading organ transplant centers in the country; the pediatric kidney transplantation program is the busiest in west central Florida. There is a Ronald McDonald house to provide families a home away from home adjacent to the hospital. TGH is one of just three pediatric brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers in the state and, as the region's leading safety net hospital, is committed to providing excellent and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.
The Children's Medical Center has a total of 181 pediatric beds and provides a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and rehabilitative services for infants, children and adolescents. It features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) which serves as a Level I trauma unit as well as burn unit, an 82 bed state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 52,000 square feet of space and ECMO technology, 50 inpatient floor beds including general and subspecialty patients, and one of just three outpatient pediatric dialysis units in the state. A large obstetrical delivery service with more than 5000 deliveries each year affords the hospital many newborns for the newborn and special care nurseries.
Over 20 pediatric specialties are part of the center including: Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, General Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rehab/Psychiatry, Surgery, and Kidney Transplantation. The Children's Medical Center stresses an integrated approach to care that addresses children's psychological, social and developmental needs in addition to medical treatment. Pediatricians work closely with pediatric specialists, nurse practitioners, child life specialists, pharmacists and pediatric respiratory, speech, physical, and occupational therapists. For more information, visit www.tgh.org.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, All Children's Hospital is the only specialty licensed children's hospital on Florida's west coast. Founded in 1926, All Children's has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health. In 2010 a brand new state-of-the-art structure was built which serves children from all of Florida. This new family-focused hospital serves as one of two primary teaching facilities for USF pediatric residents and medical students who work with pediatricians and subspecialists, representing over 20 medical and surgical specialties. A high concentration of tertiary referral patients means that residents are exposed to an intense variety of pathophysiology not available in other types of educational programs.
The ten floor hospital has 259 beds include 97 acute and intermediate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cribs which is one of the largest in the Southeast. There is a 28-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), 22-bed Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), a 28 bed Emergency Center, a 12 bed state-of-the-art operating suite and a 28 bed Oncology unit (one of the largest programs in the Southeast). The hospital has one of Florida's busiest pediatric heart surgery programs and provides outstanding pediatric heart, kidney and bone marrow/stem cell transplant programs. The hospital has about 8000 admissions each year and most admissions are referrals from practices and hospitals throughout Southwest Florida. Inpatient care is supervised by Pediatric Hospitalists in house 24/7. The All Children's Hospital Emergency Center treats over 45,000 infants, children, and teenagers a year, and is part of a joint trauma program with Bayfront Medical Center.
Other facilities on the campus include the Education Conference Center, the Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatric Disorders, the Ronald McDonald House and The Children's Research Institute (CRI). The CRI is a 50,000 square-foot facility that houses laboratories for basic research led by scientists, who hold endowed chairs in pediatrics. There are three floors dedicated to laboratory space, where investigators share centralized bays of major instrumentation. The institute will be home to as many as 100 researchers in the fields of immunology, allergy, molecular genetics, cardiology, molecular cardiology, endocrinology, cancer research, and developmental pediatrics.
All Children's Hospital is now part of the Johns Hopkins Health Systems but retains its strong affiliation with the University of South Florida. The University and All Children's are committed to continuing all educational experiences including undergraduate and graduate education. An agreement now exists that allows residents to rotate through both inpatient and outpatient units during all three years of training.