Tampa General Hospital and Florida Urology Partners Form Alliance to Provide Best-in-Class Urology Care


Tampa Bay’s premier university medical center and a leading urology provider are joining forces to provide patients across the region with better access to comprehensive urology care and treatment.

TAMPA, Florida, November 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Florida Urology Partners today officially announce an alignment to provide patients across the Tampa Bay the region’s access to integrated, comprehensive and complex urological care. Through this dynamic collaboration, Tampa General and Florida Urology Partners will serve patients at 15 Florida Urology Partners sites across the region as well as at Tampa General Hospital, providing them with a full range of urology services ranging from general treatment at more complex levels of care. .

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“This dynamic alliance brings Tampa General Hospital closer to its vision to be America’s safest and most innovative academic health care system,” said Jean Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital. “These types of collaborative partnerships with our community physicians are essential to creating a comprehensive ecosystem that supports our three-pronged mission of academic medicine teaching, research and clinical excellence.”

Through this alliance, Florida Urology Partners and its extensive team of 25 highly specialized and nationally recognized physicians will continue to provide world-class comprehensive care and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including the spectrum of urological cancers. Patients will receive the latest technology in its urology and radiation oncology offices through Tampa Bay and can access additional services, including complex surgeries and innovative new treatments and therapies offered by Tampa General.

“We are proud to join forces with Tampa General to provide our patients with the highest level of comprehensive and complex care services, including in the area of ​​radiation oncology,” said Dr. Raviender Bukkapatnam, president of Florida Urology Partners. “Since our founding, Florida Urology Partners has made providing our cancer patients with the highest level of quality comprehensive care with the best available technology and a dedicated team of uropathologists a central pillar of our practice. We have deepened this commitment in recent years. years, dedicating ourselves to treating and managing urologic cancer in the best possible way. The partnership with TGH marks a significant extension of this commitment, and we are delighted to be able to collaborate across all subspecialties to further treat and support our patients on their cancer journey. “

“We are thrilled to align ourselves with the high quality urologists at Florida Urology Partners who, for over two decades, have a proven track record of providing an excellent standard of care to our community,” explained Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg, senior vice president of network development and chief of oncology, Tampa General Hospital. “This mutually beneficial alignment will allow Tampa General and the TGH Cancer Institute to expand our reach and points of access while working with Florida Urology Partners to provide our community and patients with coordinated medical oncology care.” , comprehensive and complex using cutting edge technology and deploying trial therapies in an academic medical center setting. “

Additional benefits of collaboration for patients include:

Access to a wider variety of clinical research trials sponsored by Tampa General and / or USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

  • Opportunity to receive enhanced personal treatment plans

  • Access to minimally invasive and complex surgeries

  • Options for advanced immunotherapy treatment

  • Palliative care consultations that offer a holistic approach with resources to help with pain management, nutrition, mental health and other challenges

In addition to working with Tampa General Hospital, Florida Urology Partners will continue to serve its patients in all other facilities and hospitals in all counties, providing the best care.

Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed nonprofit academic medical center, is one of America’s largest hospitals and provides world-class care as the region’s only center for trauma. level 1 and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the top-ranked hospital on the market in the US News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals 2021-22, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranked among the best programs of United States. The University Medical Center’s commitment to developing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious Forbes Magazine 2021 rankings – America’s Best Employers by State, third out of 100 Florida companies and first among healthcare organizations and social and 13e nationwide in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the region’s safety net hospital, caring for everyone, regardless of ability to pay, and in fiscal 2020 provided a net community benefit worth more than $ 182.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial support for community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the busiest adult solid organ transplant centers in the country and is the main teaching hospital of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured and ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General is home to a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed neuroscience intensive care unit is the largest on the west coast of Florida. It is also home to the 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. The Tampa General Hospital footprint includes 17 primary care offices of Tampa General Medical Group, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health, and 19 outpatient radiology centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care clinic network powered by Fast Track, and they can even receive home visits in some areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the nation’s largest hospitals, Tampa General Hospital is the premier Florida partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, visit www.tgh.org.

Florida Urology Partners, LLP is a comprehensive urology group of exceptionally trained, highly specialized and nationally recognized physicians. Using the latest technological advancements available in medicine, we provide superior patient care in our Urology and Radiation Oncology offices in the Tampa Bay Region. Our mission is to provide our community with access to an excellent group of physicians and staff who provide state-of-the-art integrated care and services in radiation oncology and urological pathology with respect and compassion. For more information, visit www.floridaurologypartners.com.

Media contact:

Karen barrera

Deputy Director of Communications and Partnerships

Tampa General Hospital

(813) 928-1603 |

[email protected]

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Tampa General Hospital logo. (PRNewsFoto / Tampa General Hospital)



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