Tampa General Hospital and Core Partner to Offer Free Health and Fitness Program to Tampa Bay Area Veterans

Home to MacDill Air Force Base and the United States Special Operations Command, the Tampa Bay region has the 27e the largest veteran population in the country totaling 98,000, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. These veterans and their families, like many across the country, can battle the invisible wounds of combat, including post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, family relationship issues and other issues.

The partnership to bring the Home Base Warrior Health & Fitness program to Tampa Bay will combine Home Base’s outreach and programming expertise while leveraging TGH’s existing clinical and wellness platform to provide meaningful services to Veterans.

“Part of achieving our vision to be the safest and most innovative academic health care system in America is to address the root causes of the health issues that plague our community, one of these being the challenges veterans face after their transition from service to our country into everyday life, “mentioned Jean Couris, President and CEO, Tampa General Hospital. “We are proud to help veterans of the Tampa Bay region by providing the first step in developing a healthy lifestyle and teaching positive ways of dealing with stress. We are honored to give back to those who have given us so much. ”

This program is designed to improve health and well-being through supervised exercise, education in healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, as well as ways to integrate stress management by focusing on focus on the health benefits of physical activity.

Participants in the Home Base Warrior Health and Fitness program will receive a free 90-day membership to the TGH Fitness Center, which includes up to three free one-hour workouts per week. Participants will see a TGH registered dietitian and take part in a hands-on, step-by-step cooking class. They will also have unlimited access to virtual and live group fitness classes and can use the TGH Fitness Center app to track health metrics, planning and more.

Participants in the Home Base Warrior Health and Fitness program in Tampa General receive:

  • Fitness assessments and personalized exercise program
  • Nutrition advice and meal planning
  • Health education
  • Warrior yoga and resilience training
  • 90 days of group training

“Home Base was founded to heal invisible wounds worn by veterans,” said Armando Hernandez, Program Director, Home Base SWFL and US Marine Veteran. “There is an abundance of information on the mental health benefits of exercise and healthy habits. Participants in our programs in Boston and Southwest Florida experienced improved physical health and decreased symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. “

The program creates an open enrollment that welcomes all veterans, regardless of ability or release status. Veterans must register to participate. The TGH Fitness Center is located at 1 Davis Blvd., Tampa. The first cohort has started October 4. For more information on future groups, contact Jaime Fernandez To 305-972-9951 Where [email protected], or visit Homebase.org.

Home Base, a program of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of veterans, service members and their families through clinical care, wellness, education and looking world class. As a national center of excellence headquartered in from Boston Charlestown Navy Yard, Home Base operates the nation’s largest private sector clinic dedicated to healing invisible injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, concurrent substance use disorders substance abuse, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges. For more information on Home Base, visit https://homebase.org/.

Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed nonprofit academic medical center, is one of America’s largest hospitals and provides world-class care as the region’s only center for trauma. level 1 and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the top-ranked hospital on the market in the US News & World Report’s Top Hospitals 2021-22, and one of the top 4 hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranked among the best programs of United States. The University Medical Center’s commitment to developing and developing its team members is recognized by two prestigious Forbes Magazine 2021 rankings – America’s Best Employers by State, third out of 100 Florida companies and first among healthcare organizations and social and 13e nationwide in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the region’s safety net hospital, caring for everyone, regardless of ability to pay, and in fiscal 2020 provided a net community benefit worth more than $ 182.5 million in the form of health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial support to community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the busiest adult solid organ transplant centers in the country and the main teaching hospital of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports seriously injured and ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General is home to a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center and its 32-bed neuroscience intensive care unit is the largest on the west coast of Florida. It is also home to the 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. The Tampa General Hospital footprint includes 17 primary care offices of Tampa General Medical Group, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health, and 19 outpatient radiology centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care clinic network powered by Fast Track, and they can even receive home visits in some areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the nation’s largest hospitals, Tampa General Hospital is the premier Florida partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, visit www.tgh.org.

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Trista Meister

Deputy Director of Communications and Partnerships

SWFL Home Base

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