Florida Hospital Tampa is the Proud Health and Wellness Partner of The Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Times Forum

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Three Year Sponsorship Agreement Creates Formal Partnership

We are proud to be associated with this champion organization who shares our core values of integrity, compassion, balance, excellence, stewardship and teamwork!

Florida Hospital Tampa is teaming up with the Tampa Bay Lightning as an official sponsor and the proud Health and Wellness Partner for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Times Forum. The formal sponsorship agreement is for three years.

“Our organization is committed to providing health care that truly heals the mind, body and spirit of our patients. Our vision is to elevate the health of our community through quality, innovation and compassionate care. We are proud to be associated with this champion organization who shares our core values of integrity, compassion, balance, excellence, stewardship and teamwork! Both organizations have a firm commitment to improve the health of our community, so we are delighted to partner with the Lightning,” said John Harding, President & CEO of Florida Hospital Tampa.

During the regular season, Florida Hospital Tampa provides pre-season physicals including MRI’s, X-Rays and vaccinations to players. Florida Hospital Tampa also provides on-site X-ray equipment and delivers on-site medical services during home games, the Lightning training camp, Storm games and NCAA events hosted by the Tampa Bay Times Forum. “We were very fortunate to have Florida Hospital support the Lightning over the past week as our players prepared to open the upcoming 2012-13 season,” said Steve Griggs, Chief Operating Officer. “Florida Hospital is renowned locally and nationally for their exceptional and reliable medical services so we knew our players were in the best of hands during their medical testing. We thank them and look forward to continuing our strong partnership.”

Florida Hospital Tampa is nationally recognized for its key centers of excellence, including cardiovascular services, women’s health, orthopaedics, cancer and diabetes management. As the proud health and wellness partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Florida Hospital Tampa will be hosting a number of events to raise awareness about key health topics like heart disease.

“We will be the presenting sponsor of the Lightning game in February, national heart month, along with our renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute which is leading the region in cardiovascular research, innovation, diagnosis and treatment. As part of our commitment to health and wellness, we will also be the presenting sponsor of the Get Fit with Dave Andreychuk program and a sponsor of the Bolt Run in March,” said Lauren Key, Vice President of Marketing for Florida Hospital Tampa. The Tampa Bay Times Forum is Florida’s premier entertainment venue. It’s also home of the 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and five-time arena football champion, the Tampa Bay Storm. The Bolts will open the 2012-13 regular season this Saturday, January 19 when they host the Washington Capitals at 7pm. Let’s go Lightning!

About Florida Hospital Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa is a not-for-profit 475-bed tertiary hospital specializing in cardiovascular medicine, neuroscience, orthopaedics, women’s services, pediatrics, oncology, endocrinology, bariatrics, wound healing, sleep medicine and general surgery including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures. Also located at Florida Hospital Tampa is the renowned Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and leading-edge research. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 22 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHTampa.org.

About Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute
Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute is a free-standing cardiovascular institute providing comprehensive cardiovascular care with over 76,000 angioplasty procedures and 11,000 open-heart surgeries in the Tampa Bay region. Leading the way with the first accredited chest pain emergency room in Tampa Bay, the institute is among an elite few in the state of Florida chosen to perform the ground breaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure. It is also a HeartCaring designated provider and a Larry King Cardiac Foundation Hospital. Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), are exploring and conducting leading-edge research to develop break-through treatments long before they are available in most other hospitals. To learn more, visit http://www.FHPepin.org.

About The Tampa Bay Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are about to embark on their 20th season in the National Hockey League. After entering the league in 1992 as an expansion team, the Lightning slowly built themselves into a championship caliber team through the years. In 2004, the club won their first Stanley Cup behind NHL stars Dave Andreychuk, Brad Richards, Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis. Currently the Bolts are piecing together another championship contender that includes one of the NHL’s brightest stars, Steven Stamkos. The Lightning’s first overall pick in the 2008 Draft, Stamkos led the NHL last season with 60 goals, which also set a Lightning team record.

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