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USF Health and HCA to announce affiliation

Media Contacts:
Ginger Mace, Vice President Marketing – HCA West Florida Division 727-793-6060 ginger.mace@hcahealthcare.com

Susanna Martinez, Director of Media Relations, USF Health 813-974-3300 smartin1@health.usf.edu

Media Alert

USF Health and HCA to announce affiliation

Monday, November 15th

What: USF Health and HCA leaders will sign a unique affiliation agreement benefiting Florida trauma care patients.

Who: Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, CEO of USF Health and Dean, College of Medicine

David J. Smith, Jr., MD, Richard G. Connar Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery

            Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, FACP, FACMI, President, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, HCA

When: Monday, November 15, 2010, at 11 a.m.

Where:                USF Health Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare 

13330 USF Laurel Drive, Tampa FL – on the USF Campus ***directions are at the end of the alert

Why:          Learn more about USF Health and HCA’s new affiliation agreement for trauma care and research at five Florida HCA hospitals.

- About USF Health –

USF Health (www.health.usf.edu) is dedicated to creating a model of health care based on understanding the full spectrum of health. It includes the University of South Florida’s colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health; the schools of biomedical sciences as well as physical therapy & rehabilitation sciences; and the USF Physicians Group. With more than $394.1 million in research grants and contracts in FY2009/2010, the University of South Florida is one of the nation’s top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community-engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

-About HCA in Florida-

HCA is a comprehensive network of 38 hospitals operating 9,800 licensed beds, 33 outpatient surgery centers, numerous imaging facilities, physician practices, medical education and training programs and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in communities throughout Florida.  HCA Florida hospitals cared for more than 3.4 million patients, which included more than 1.5 million visits to our Emergency Rooms (ER) and more than 466,000 hospital admissions.  Our close to 10,000 physicians on staff and more than 41,000 employees provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately.  Our parent company, HCA, is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. 

Directions to the USF Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare

From I-275:  

· Take Fletcher Ave. Exit 52 and proceed east

· Continue on Fletcher Ave. crossing over Bruce B. Downs

· Turn right at next light at USF Magnolia Drive and continue to first traffic light

· Turn left at USF Holly Drive

· Turn left immediately at USF Laurel Drive

· Turn left into the Carol & Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare and park curbside near valet

Susanna Martinez Tarokh

Director of Media Relations – USF Health

University of South Florida

(813) 974-2776 office

smartin1@health.usf.edu

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

USF Health Faculty Office Building

13220 USF Laurel Drive – 2nd floor

Tampa, FL 33612

MAILING ADDRESS:

12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.  MDC 47

Tampa, FL 33612-4799

About HCA West Florida

Building a Healthy Community HCA West Florida is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging facilities, and a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in West and Central Florida communities. Last year we treated 1.23 million patients. Our parent company, HCA, is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. HCA West Florida affiliated facilities include: ■15 hospitals ■17 ambulatory surgery centers ■numerous diagnostic imaging facilities and occupational health sites ■an integrated regional lab ■and a consolidated service center Touching Lives In 2009, the 15 hospitals in West and Central Florida provided care for approximately 521,193 patients through Emergency Department visits and more than 170,368 hospital admissions. Our more approximately 4,000 physicians and 15,700 employees provide the quality foundation for delivering care to our patients safely, effectively and compassionately. Supporting Our Communities In addition to physical health, we contributed more than $1.5 billion to the fiscal health of our communities in 2009. Key indicators include: Wages, Salaries & Benefits: Approximately $895,388,627 Charity & Uncompensated Care: Approximately $165,292,501 Taxes Paid: Approximately $103,006,531 Capital Reinvestment: Approximately $136,447,376
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