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      Palm Beach County Resident Experiences The Academic

      Medicine Advantage Of Tampa General Hospital

      Tampa General Hospital Is                                                                            Palm Beaches), TGH General Surgeons of the Palm Beaches,

      Bringing World-Class Academic                                                                        TGH Advanced Kidney Care and TGH Imaging.
                                                                                                             “We are the state of Florida’s hospital. We want to support,
      Medicine And Research To                                                                             complement and augment current care in the community, so
                                                                                                           patients can get what they need without leaving the state,”
      Florida’s East Coast                                                                                 Couris added. “TGH is building a patient-centered system
                                                                                                           to deliver world-class care.”
        Cilette Morris, a West Palm Beach resident, had been on a                                            To learn more, please visit
      kidney transplant list with a local hospital and the process was
      dragging. “A family member in Tampa suggested I try Tampa
      General Hospital (TGH). It was a fast and straightforward                                              It’s The Law!
      process compared to the other hospital,” Morris said. “TGH
      was very caring and very efficient; there’s a whole institute
      dedicated to transplants. The team keeps in touch and keeps   Palm Beach County physicians, like Dr. David Amrose of   Did You Know That, In
      you up to date, making sure you’re doing what you’re   TGH Advanced Kidney Care, connect patients in need of
      supposed to do when you’re supposed to. They almost put   transplants, with experts like Dr. Kiran Dhanireddy, vice   Florida…
      more interest into everything than the patients do!”  president and chief of the TGH Transplant Institute.
        Since the transplant procedure, Morris has been                                                     By Adam S. Gumson, Esq.
      participating in an observational research study, thanks to the   University of South Florida medical, nursing, pharmacy and     Probate involves the
      academic medical institution. The study uses a mailed blood   physical therapy students all receive part of their training   process of appointing a
      test to analyze how well patients are receiving their donor   at TGH. Faculty of the USF Health Morsani College of   personal representative
      organs and to detect early signs of possible organ rejection.  Medicine admit and care for patients at TGH, as do private   (often called  executor
        “I decided to take part in the research not only because   practice physicians, many of whom also serve as adjunct   in  other  states)  whose
      I stood to benefit, but also because I was grateful and saw   clinical faculty at USF Health.         duty it is to discover and
      an opportunity to help other people,” explained Morris.     TGH is one of the highest-ranked hospitals in Florida by   pay valid creditors of the
      “The testing tracked my bloodwork and let the team correct   U.S. News & World Report for 2022/23 and the USF Health   estate. Having a will does
      anything wrong very early. Fortunately, everything went   Morsani College of Medicine is ranked among the best   not negate the need for
      well for me, so most of my follow-up care has been through   graduate schools in medical research for 2023. The college   probate. It only identifies
      telehealth appointments.”                          is committed to converting discoveries into best-practice   the preferred  personal
        When patients need care for rare or complex medical   clinical care by building meaningful, applicable research   representative and beneficiaries. However, if there are still
      conditions, they look for the latest treatments and technologies   programs. It has made significant strides in increasing   bank accounts or other assets in the decedent’s name at the
      and highly experienced doctors. Those are often found at   the quality and diversity of research, helping drive USF’s   time of death, and those accounts do not have designated
      academic medical institutions and TGH is bringing that   record growth in federally sponsored research and recruiting   beneficiaries, it is likely that a probate shall be required.
      level of care and service to Florida’s East Coast. Palm Beach   preeminent scientists who secure funding from the National     Alimony is not one-size-fits-all. Florida provides
      County and Treasure Coast patients who need a higher level   Institutes of Health.                    a number of distinct alimony options: temporary,
      of care now have a direct connection to TGH’s academic     “Our sustained rise in national rankings reflects the   rehabilitative, durational, bridge-the-gap or permanent
      and research resources; they don’t have to leave the state to   rapidly increasing strength of our educational, research and   and the scope of each type of alimony can vary widely
      receive world-class medical care.                  clinical mission,” said Dr. Charles Lockwood, executive vice   depending on the financial disparity of the parties, the
        TGH has been the primary teaching hospital of the   president of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of   length of the marriage and a number of other factors that
      USF Health Morsani College of Medicine since the school   Medicine. “We are now competing with the nation’s most   are considered by the court.
      was created in the early 1970s. TGH patients have access   storied and respected programs. These outstanding metrics     If a trust owns a unit in a condominium association,
      to cutting-edge academic medicine and resources, which   also position us to attract the highest caliber students and   the grantor of the trust, or a qualified beneficiary of the
      include a wider variety of clinical trials, research studies   faculty, further advancing our program into the national   trust is considered a member of the association and can
      and breakthroughs, options for advanced immunotherapy   spotlight for its outstanding education, exceptional research   serve as a director of the association provided he/she
      procedures, enhanced  personal  treatment  plans  and  a   and world-class clinical care.”            occupies the condominium unit.
      convenient path to complex surgeries.                TGH has created a framework of state-of-the-art services   A power of attorney becomes operative immediately
        “As a research and academic hospital, we’re not just   for patients on Florida’s East Coast, with the expertise and   upon execution. Florida does not permit a signatory to state
      practicing medicine. We’re defining how it is practiced,”   innovation of a preeminent academic medical center. The   a future date for effectiveness. This powerful document
      said John Couris, president and CEO of TGH.        initiative began with an alliance with the Cancer Center of   gives the named attorney-in-fact the ability to perform any
        More than 700 medical school residents and fellows   South Florida, which is now the TGH Cancer Institute. Since   of the powers detailed in the document instantly.
      receive specialty training at TGH in areas ranging from   then, TGH has also established TGH Concierge Health, TGH     Jupiter Law Center is a private neighborhood law
      general internal medicine to neurosurgery. In addition,   Digestive Health Center (formerly TGH Gastro Group of the   firm located in the RiverPlace Professional Center, 1003
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