Tampa General launches health care innovation fund

In the past year, Tampa General Hospital has announced automated telemedicine, a unique data-sharing collaboration to fight COVID-19, a one-of-a kind AI-powered mission control command center and a drone that delivers life-saving medications and equipment across Tampa Bay.

This week, continuing in its long line of innovative projects that put the hospital at the forefront of medical breakthroughs, Tampa General announced the creation of TGH InnoVentures, a venture capital fund dedicated to supporting early-stage startups and direct investments that will drive innovation for the region’s healthcare.

This advancement comes as no surprise to those who know the leader at the helm — President & CEO John Couris is one of the newest additions to the Influence 100 list, and he has propelled TGH to one of the top hospitals in the country.

“TGH InnoVentures is a critical ingredient in our strategic vision to become the safest and most innovative academic health system in America. It has the potential to be a game-changer for both the organization and the health care industry,” Couris said.

“First and foremost, TGH InnoVentures will allow us to develop innovative solutions to improve the quality and access to care right here at Tampa General. At the

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