Florida Hospital Tampa and Tampa Family Health Centers Form Obstetric Partnership

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Expectant patients from Tampa Family Health Centers throughout Hillsborough County can now deliver at Florida Hospital Tampa.

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Working together, Florida Hospital Tampa and Tampa Family Health Centers can ensure we are providing the highest- quality prenatal and obstetric care to families throughout the community.

Florida Hospital Tampa and Tampa Family Health Centers today announced a partnership that allows expectant mothers under the care of Tampa Family Health Centers to deliver at Florida Hospital Tampa. Tampa Family Health Centers is one of the largest ambulatory care providers in Hillsborough County. Florida Hospital Tampa is one of the community’s largest tertiary hospitals.

“Improving access to critical health care services for women and children in our community is a top priority,” says Brian Adams, President and CEO, Florida Hospital Tampa. “Working together, Florida Hospital Tampa and Tampa Family Health Centers can ensure we are providing the highest- quality prenatal and obstetric care to families throughout the community.”

The new partnership provides an additional option for mother’s residing in Northern Tampa to receive OB care. “Tampa Family Health Center serves hundreds of OB patients at our University Area Health Center, just a few blocks from the Florida Hospital Tampa campus. Many of these patients have requested to be able to deliver at Florida Hospital Tampa. We are happy to now be able to provide this option for our patients,” says Mr. Charles R. Bottoms, CEO, Tampa Family Health Centers.

This newly formed partnership between Florida Hospital Tampa and Tampa Health Clinics is part of a larger strategic plan to create a comprehensive Women’s and Children’s Hospital over the next 12-18 months. Specific elements for the campus on Fletcher and Bruce B. Downs include a fully renovated mother/baby unit, labor and delivery unit, expanded level III NICU and well-baby nursery, birthing center and more.

“Our collaborative projects with Florida Hospital Tampa are a further testament to our commitment to expand access to high quality health care services for our community in north Hillsborough County,” Bottoms concludes.

About Florida Hospital Tampa
Florida Hospital Tampa is a not-for-profit 493-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 23 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FHTampa.org.

About Tampa Family Health Centers:
Tampa Family Health Centers, a AAAHC/PCMH Accredited and not-for-profit healthcare organization, has been providing affordable, quality healthcare services to the residents of Hillsborough County for over 30 years. Services include Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology(OB/GYN),Dental Care, Psychiatry, Behavioral Health and Pharmacy. Tampa Family Health Centers is a thriving health care delivery system providing services to the insured and uninsured (based on a sliding fee scale), with 15 locations throughout Hillsborough County. For more information, visit http://www.tampafamilyhc.com.

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