- Tampa General Hospital (TGH) announced the launch of its new ‘TGH North’ division following the finalization of its acquisition of Bravera Health.
- The rollout incorporates TGH Spring Hill, TGH Brooksville, TGH Crystal River, one freestanding emergency room, two ambulatory surgery centers, and ten primary and specialty care clinics into the TGH network.
- TGH acquired Bravera Health network in July via a $290 million deal.
Tampa General Hospital (TGH) on Friday announced the rollout of its new ‘TGH North’ division following the finalization of the hospital system’s acquisition of the Bravera Health network.
The rollout incorporates TGH Spring Hill, TGH Brooksville, TGH Crystal River, one freestanding emergency room, two ambulatory surgery centers, and ten primary and specialty care clinics into the TGH network. The expansion increases TGH’s radius to six hospitals and more than 150 care locations, employing nearly 14,000 people, and, in practice, extends TGH’s healthcare services into Citrus and Hernando counties.
“We have a bold vision to offer world-class health care, research, and innovation to communities throughout Florida, and a key step toward realizing this vision is embracing partnerships that allow us to expand services where they are needed most,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital.
Per TGH, by integrating Bravera’s facilities into the TGH system, hospital researchers will gain access to a broader patient population across Citrus and Hernando counties and facilitate more varied clinical studies, potentially leading to more generalizable research findings. Moreover, the rollout allows medical students at the University of South Florida’s Morsani School of Medicine can conduct research and complete clinical trials in a wider range of medical settings.
In July, The Capitolist reported that TGH acquired Bravera Health network in a $290 million deal, pending regulatory approval. Preliminary agreements included three medical facilities, Bravera Health Brooksville, Bravera Health Spring Hill, and Bravera Health Seven Rivers, and incorporated related businesses, such as physician clinic operations and outpatient services, which were then subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc.
Before the deal’s closure, TGH’s footprint spanned from Tampa Bay to Palm Beach and served patients from 23 counties across Florida.
“Tampa General Hospital is a well-respected healthcare system with a demonstrated commitment to delivering quality care to the patients they serve across the communities they serve,” said Linda Stockton, Chief Executive Officer of Bravera Health Seven Rivers at the time of the acquisition agreement. “Our tradition of delivering medical services close to home will continue thanks to the dedication and skill of our medical staff and employees.”