Tampa General Hospital is partnering with Philips on new technology

Tampa General Hospital is partnering with Philips, the global electronics company, to update its fleet of medical equipment, from imaging to vital sign monitors, in a new partnership.

The seven-year agreement will provide “millions of dollars worth” of new health care technology for the hospital, according to a press release. Tampa General, the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, plans to replace all of the bedside vital monitors with new equipment from Philips. The hospital has more than 1,000 patient beds on its Davis Islands campus.

Equipment in the catheterization and radiology departments will also get upgrades, the release said.

“This partnership allows us to stay on the leading edge of technology for many years to come, in a cost-effective way,” the Tampa General President and CEO John Couris said in a statement. “Tampa General’s vision is to become the safest and most innovative academic health system in America, and

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