Florida Hospital Clinches the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning Playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals for the Second Year in a Row

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“Rolling Thunder” will be visiting six Tampa Bay area Florida Hospitals along with Lightning Alumni players, cheerleaders and Thunderbug to host “Be the Thunder” pep rallies.

Florida Hospital has been a proud sponsor and community partner of the Lightning since 2011

Florida Hospital is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Tampa Bay Lightning 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs and will host “Be the Thunder” pep rallies at six Tampa Bay area Florida Hospital locations on Monday April 18 and Wednesday April 20. Florida Hospital is also the Official Health and Wellness Partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and was the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015-16 Lightning season.

“Florida Hospital has been a proud sponsor and community partner of the Lightning since 2011. We believe in the team, the fans and their dedication to make Tampa Bay a great community. Together, our two organizations are collaborating and partnering on health and wellness initiatives throughout the year,” said Mike Schultz, President & CEO of Florida Hospital West Florida Region.

The Tampa Bay Lightning alumni, cheerleaders and ThunderBug will be make stops at six Florida Hospitals on both Monday April 18th and Monday April 20th.

Monday April 18, 2016

  •     Florida Hospital Tampa | 3100 East Fletcher Ave | 7:30am to 9am
  •     Florida Hospital Zephyrhills | 7050 Gall Blvd. | 10am to 11am
  •     Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel | 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd |12pm to 1pm

Wednesday April 20, 2016

  •     Florida Hospital Carrollwood |7171 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. | 8am to 9am
  •     Florida Hospital North Pinellas | 1395 S. Pinellas Ave. | 10:30am to 11:30am
  •     Florida Hospital Connerton Long Term Acute Care | 9441 Health Center Dr. | 12:30pm to 1:30pm

As the Official Health and Wellness Partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Hospital provides a platform for health and wellness inside and outside of the arena. During the regular season, Florida Hospital educated fans on heart health and breast cancer awareness as health and early detection are instrumental to Florida Hospital’s goal of making the Tampa Bay community one of the healthiest in the country.

Helping people heal is an important part of the Florida Hospital mission, as evidenced by a the heartwarming series titled “Celebrate Life” where members of the community who have been positively impacted by the care received at Florida Hospital share their stories and celebrate life with the Bolts team and fans. Learn more about the Florida Hospital and Tampa Bay Lightning partnership at http://www.YourHealthOurGoal.com

“We are very pleased to again have our world class partner, Florida Hospital, be the presenting sponsor of our 2016 Playoffs,” said Lightning Chief Executive Officer Steve Griggs. “We had a very exciting run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015 and hopefully we can do that again this year. On behalf of the entire Lightning organization I’d like to thank Florida Hospital for their continued support.”

The Tampa Bay Lightning first round playoff series versus the Detroit Red Wings starts with game one this week. The first round playoff schedule includes:

First round playoff schedule:
Game 1 Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm
Game 2 Friday, Apr 15 at 7pm
Game 3 Sunday, April 17 at 7pm
Game 4 Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm
Game 5* Thursday, Apr 21 TBD
Game 6* Sunday, April 24 TBD
Game 7* Tuesday, Apr 26 TBD

Fans can purchase tickets at Amalie Arena, on http://www.tampabaylightning.com/tickets or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

About Florida Hospital West Florida Region
The Florida Hospital West Florida Region is a not-for-profit 1,275-bed hospital system composed of 9 hospitals including Florida Hospital Tampa/Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, Florida Hospital North Pinellas, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Sebring, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake Placid and Florida Hospital Wauchula. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.FloridaHospital.com.

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