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  • Senate President Wilton Simpson Joins Tampa General Hospital in a Tribute to Florida’s Health Care Heroes

    Senate President Wilton Simpson Joins Tampa General Hospital in a Tribute to Florida’s Health Care Heroes

    Tallahassee, FL – (Nov. 17, 2021) – Tampa General Hospital hosted a tribute today to Florida’s health care heroes in the Capitol Courtyard just outside Florida’s State Capitol. Senate President Wilton Simpson of Trilby joined Tampa General President and CEO John Couris and Tampa General Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peggy Duggan to honor the health care heroes of Florida.
    “The health care heroes of Florida – and especially the dozens who have joined us here today from Tampa General Hospital – have always been essential to our state,” said President Simpson. “But during the past two years, they’ve been tested like no other. And they have shined like no other. Florida’s health care heroes are hardworking, selfless and unwilling to give up. Thank you, health care heroes. We’re grateful for your service to our communities and to our state.”
    During the event, President Simpson rang a bell in honor of Florida’s health care heroes.
    More than one hundred others were in attendance and joined in ringing bells to celebrate the selfless sacrifice of Florida’s health care heroes.

    “The team at Tampa General Hospital is unparalleled. Over the last 20 months, I’ve witnessed tireless efforts, dedication, and hard work from the men and women on the front lines of COVID,” said Couris. “I’m proud to be a part of the state’s tribute to our health care heroes because that’s exactly what they are – heroes who saved us in a time of crisis.”
    “The physicians, nurses, and team members at Tampa General have been put to the test, and they far exceeded expectations,” said Duggan. “Every one of them has gone above and beyond to provide quality care and true compassion for their patients. This tribute to our health care heroes is especially meaningful coming from our state leaders and lawmakers.”

    The tribute to health care heroes was part of Tampa General’s “We Are TGH” Advocacy Day at Florida’s State Capitol. More than 100 health care heroes, patients and family members traveled to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers and share their stories that demonstrate the value of TGH to the state. The Capitol Rotunda and Courtyard were full of displays featuring TGH innovations, technologies and team member ambassadors.