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Avery and Evan at their lemonade stand

How best to respond to brother's illness? Make lemonade

When Avery Ranieri decided she wanted to sell lemonade to help sick children, she had no idea how big her effort would become. But the lemonade stand that 9-year-old Avery hosted a few weeks ago...
Eclipse baby with parents

Did they watch the eclipse? Oh, baby…

Tampa couple Lucy Roldan-Castro and Jesus Martinez had planned to watch the eclipse Monday. But their baby, due September 3rd, had other plans. Roland-Castro went into labor at 4 a.m. Monday,...
Evan and Avery

Cups of kindness: why Avery’s lemonade stand is THE cool place...

Avery Ranieri isn’t just a kid with a lemonade stand. She’s a 9-year-old on a mission. Avery wants to help other children like her little brother, Evan Ranieri, who was born with kidney disease...
Tampa Bay Rays baseball player posing with a woman and the Rays' mascot

Last week of work? Still enough time to make a new friend

It was the last week before retirement for TGH’s Sharon Zegalia – but she still got to experience something new. Zegalia, an Employee Health specialist who retired Friday after a combined 35 years...
Teen girl ringing the chemo bell

Bell rings to signal victory in 13-year-old's fight against...

The bell that rang out Friday afternoon at Tampa General Hospital marked a special victory for 13-year-old Katie Ballesteros. The brand-new "chemo bell" was donated to the TGH Childlife Playroom...
Two physical therapists looking at a young boy's injured arm at the trauma awareness luncheon

For trauma survivors, small gestures can mean big victories

15-year-old Briant Cummings smiled as he lifted his left hand and curled his fingers. Ordinarily, it would be a small gesture. But on this particular Wednesday, Briant’s action made the room...
extreme liver surgery press conference

Divide and conquer: surgeon uses unusual technique to fight...

Kenneth Brant had no idea he had liver cancer – let alone a cancer so advanced and aggressive that fighting it would require a surgery never done before at Tampa General Hospital. After a bout...
Man hugging a rhino

Flee from a raging wildfire? Not without my rhino

Donovan Smith, co-owner of the NGALA Wildlife Preserve near Naples, has cared for Walter the rhino since the animal was about a year old. Smith and Walter the rhino So when rapidly-moving...
Female transplant patient taking a selfie with a female physician

Transplant patients return to say thank you

Six months after his kidney transplant, Michael Haggard and his wife Bekki made the journey from Miami to Tampa just to say four words: “Thank you for everything.” Shay Manning, who was one of...
Female physician in front of a helicopter

Before you go to prom, watch this

Before you go to the prom, please watch this message from our pediatric trauma surgeon, Dr. Noor Kassira:  Want some more good ideas for staying safe on prom night? Check out this page...
Curtistine Bryant

When cancer threatens, an innovative solution

Tampa resident Curtistine Bryant was looking forward to a milestone event when she got the bad news. Instead of looking forward to seeing her two granddaughters graduate from high school in May,...
Press conference for 500th lung transplant

Florida woman feels "awesome" after TGH's 500th...

Until last month, Jeanette Ebaugh was tethered to an oxygen tank, confined to her Port St. Lucie home. An incurable lung disease scarred her lungs, making it difficult to breathe. But last month,...
A ringling clown reading to a child in a stroller

Just clowning around

Who wouldn’t want to balance a spinning plate? Clown Ambassador Thom Wheaton from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visited Tampa General Hospital today. Wheaton passed out...
A NCIU nurse practitioner meets one of her former patients with his father.

On World Prematurity Day, visitors with messages of hope

  To honor World Prematurity Day, representatives from the March of Dimes visited parents in Tampa General Hospital’s Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Thursday,...
Image of the Florida Orchestra. The Florida Orchestra stopped at Tampa General Hospital this morning on their community performances tour

Florida Orchestra plays at Tampa General

The Florida Orchestra, led by conductor Michael Francis, played Friday morning at Tampa General Hospital. The concert was held in the Food Court and livestreamed into patient rooms. 
Participants at the Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center Walk and Roll

Did you Walk and Roll on Saturday?

The first annual TGH Rehabilitation Center Walk & Roll kicked off at Tampa General Hospital Saturday morning with a walk and wheelchair roll along the waterside.  The inaugural event...
Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond and catcher Luke Maile visit patients in the Children's Medical Center at Tampa General Hospital.

Tampa Bay Rays' Luke Maile visits TGH

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Luke Maile and mascot Rays Raymond visited the Children's Medical Center at Tampa General Hospital Tuesday. Here's a look at  his visit.
Workers are reflected in the exterior windows as they work on a lift to finish the fourth-floor.

Construction underway at the Brandon Healthplex

Builders are making tremendous progress on the Tampa General Hospital Brandon Healthplex, located at 10740 Palm River Rd in Tampa, just north of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway. ...
Rays Catcher Hank Conger visits with a patient at Tampa General Hospital.

Rays Catcher Hank Conger visits TGH

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Hank Conger, along with mascot Raymond, took time out of his game-day schedule to visit some of the young patients in the Children’s Medical Center at Tampa General...
Aerial shot of TGH Brandon Healthplex

Brandon Healthplex from the Sky

What's that big building going up next to Top Golf? It's the TGH Brandon Healthplex! Slated to open in early 2017, the four story,130,000 square foot Brandon Healthplex is located at...
Woman talking in front of others

Telling Stories Helps Heal Hearts for Trauma Survivors

It began as a special, peaceful day. Karen Hutcheson was driving her 7-week-old grandson Samuel back home in August 2013 after his first sleepover. She never knew what hit her. A car...
People celebrating the opening of the TGH Brandon Healthplex

Under Construction: It’s the Brandon Healthplex

The TGH Brandon Healthplex will be both a “vital economic engine” and a “healthcare anchor for the community,” County Commissioner Stacy White said Tuesday at a topping-off ceremony to mark the...
Mass casuality drill

This Is Just a Drill: TGH Practices to Prepare for the Worst

Twenty-two volunteer victims were bused to the parking area under the Emergency Department, where members of the decon team triaged the arrivals. Kira Jaroszewski is a 22...
Pirates visit patient in the hospital

Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla invades Tampa General

  We hear rumors pirates are preparing to invade Tampa. But Tuesday Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla came to visit our patients.  

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