Tampa’s health care system consists of world-class hospitals, physicians, staff, and treatment options. There are over 30 hospitals, hundreds of physicians, and numerous specialty care facilities in the Tampa Bay area, all of which are paving the way in the advancement of medicine and health.
The second-ranked hospital in the state according to U.S. News and World Report, Tampa General Hospital is one of the most comprehensive facilities in Florida, serving as the area’s only Level I trauma center and one of just four burn centers in the state. Tampa General also stands as one of the leading organ transplant centers in the country and as just one of three outpatient pediatric dialysis units in Florida.
All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg has been a part of the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS) and a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) for a few years, providing high-quality care to the tiniest of patients. Their neonatal ICU is a designated Level IV NICU, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
While specialty doctors aren’t always at the top of mind, we like knowing that some of the best specialists in the country are in our backyard. Not only is it the top cancer hospital in Florida, but Moffitt Cancer Center is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, as well as cancer prevention, treatment, and control has put them in the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.
Tampa Bay is also home to USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute, Lion Eye Institute for Transplant Research, and Laser Spine Institute, to name a few. Each of these specialty care of facilities have made a tremendous impact in their respective fields, from leading groundbreaking research to providing the best care possible.
When it comes to health care costs, the Tampa Bay area offers some of the most affordable care in the southeast and in comparison to similar markets across the U.S. Local health care costs came in less than Atlanta, Austin, and Denver and were lower than the national average.