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Tampa General Hospital Ratings

Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: (813) 844-7000

Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Emergency Services: YES

Quality of Care - Infectious Diseases - ER Wait Time - Patient Ratings

Quality of Care - Mortality Rate

How well does Tampa General Hospital save lives? 6% better than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.
Mortality Rate
Heart Attack14%
Heart Failure11%

Infectious Disease at Tampa General Hospital

Drug resistant bacteria are becoming the largest health facing the United States. There are an increasing number of drug resistant bacteria, including: drug resistant bacteria due primarily to unnecessary and mis-applied use among humans and livestock, patients with hospitalizations for relatively minor reasons can suddenly face lifethreatening illness.

While many hospitals are implementing questionable flu vaccinations1 for their employees, many fewer have as rigorous solutions for nosocomial MDR infections.

Infectious DiseaseCases
C. Diff
Sickens more than a half million people each year and has a 17% mortality rate after one year2
Causes life-threatening bloodstream infections, pneumonia and surgical site infections. Mortality rates may be as high as 20%3

Emergency Room Wait Time Ratings

Time until initial exam: 2h 52m

Non-critical cases where patient is discharged have total visit time of 3 hour and 54 minutes

Serious cases where patients are admitted have 4 hour and 36 minutes to be admitted, then an additional 2 hour and 33 minutes delay before leaving to their room.

Patient Ratings

While customer satisfaction surveys don't necessarily reflect the quality of care provided at the hospital, it can identify some areas that are important standards to maintain, such as managing pain and maintaining a sanitary environment.

Overall Rating: AVERAGE
Tampa General Hospital 4.55 out of 5 based on 25 ratings. 25 user reviews.

71% of patients rate the hospital excellent

Positive Patient Ratings

Some patients praise:
  • Nurses usually take time to communicate well
  • Doctors usually communicate well with patients

Negative Patient Ratings

  • Staff doesn't respond quickly when patients need help
  • Facilities are sometimes dirty

1Questionable efficacy of flu vaccination
2C Diff Mortality Rate
3MRSA Mortality Rate

Tampa General Hospital Stories

Oct 17, 2023, 9:09 AM
Tampa General Hospital: "This is unacceptable. I'm sorry but 4 1/2 hrs wait time until being seen is totally unacceptable " - Buffy

Aug 05, 2023, 10:50 AM
Tampa General Hospital: "This is just crazy and they need to do something about this " - Buffy

Jan 06, 2023, 1:58 PM
Tampa General Hospital: "ER is very dirty. Chairs and floors are visibly filthy with items and particles left without cleaning. We have been here since the early morning hours. Patients are brought into a small triage room and given IV fluid bag and then sent back out to waiting room to hook bag on the wall and sit for hours in front of everyone else. Never seen people treated this way at a hospital. There aren’t that many people here to be treated - only about 10-15. Don’t understand why this is being run this way. You’re told to sit out in the waiting room and then wait for someone to shout out your name and then you have to yell out for them to come to you. This repeats every 1-2 hours as a patient and they pull you in a room to do something else. They should have a small separate area for each patient to comfortably receive treatment. A deli line is better organized and more humane than this place." - A.

Jul 31, 2022, 1:48 PM
Tampa General Hospital: "Took my husband jn at noon for gall bladder pains. He wasn’t seen until after 8:30 pm. Ridiculous!!!" - kathryn

Jul 14, 2022, 5:58 PM
Tampa General Hospital: "Normally Tampa General ER is fast. But not today (Jul 14, 2022). I've been waiting 6.5 hours and still not seen by a nurse or doctor, sitting in the waiting room. No one is going around offering water, I'm in pain and hard to move around. I haven't eaten today and almost no water." - Alex

Jul 18, 2021, 9:54 PM
Tampa General Hospital: "Coming in for a problem with heavy bleeding while pregnant and being given a 6hr and a half wait before ANYONE will see me is outrageous and ridiculous!!!" - Vivian

Jul 11, 2021, 10:58 AM
Tampa General Hospital: "The worse hospital in ER waiting room. More than 6 hours awaiting without seeing " - R.

Jun 22, 2021, 8:59 PM
Tampa General Hospital: "Have had to go multiple times recently. Wait times in the waiting room no matter your triage level is 10 to 15 hours. Then they don't want to help. My primary states "It is obvious they don't want to help." COVID risk is high. Waiting room is packed with people down the hall. One Friday night ER supervisor stated he was afraid people were going to begin dying out here. " - Deborah

Jun 15, 2021, 2:20 AM
Tampa General Hospital: "Well I’ve been waiting in the ER at TGH for 10 hours and haven’t been seen yet" - Walter

Jun 08, 2021, 9:51 AM
Tampa General Hospital: "Been here at TGH since 830-9pm and it’s 440am and still haven’t been seen yet this is ridiculous " - Kenneth

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