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Hospital Authority
This Authority monitors the lease entered into in 1997 with Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc., which permits FHSC to occupy the Authority's Davis Island property and transfers ownership and operation of Tampa General Hospital.  Monitoring the hospital's overall condition, indigent and charity care reports and MBE contract participation, and reviewing citizen grievances who feel they were denied care due to the inability to pay are the primary obligations of the Authority Board.

MEMBERSHIP
The membership of this Authority shall be comprised of 15 members appointed as follows:

Hillsborough County Commissioners - 14 members
USF President - 1 member

Membership is to include:
 
2 - Hillsborough County Commissioners 
1 - USF Representative

TERMS
Members shall serve four year terms.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Annual financial disclosure required.
  • Members who are practitioners of the healing arts may not constitute more than three members of the Authority at any given time.

AUTHORITY
Chapter 96-449, Laws of Florida

MEETINGS
Quarterly, generally 4th Monday, 9:00 a.m.
Tampa General Hospital, Davis Island
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

MEMBERS

Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Mr. Eddie Adams, Jr. -  6/03/2009 -
 6/30/2016*
Ms. Lesa Alkire   -  5/21/2008 -
 6/30/2016* 
Mr. Patrick Baskette   -  6/02/2011 -
 6/30/2015 
Ms. Madeleine Courtney   -  7/01/1991 -
 6/30/2015* 
Ms. Lisa Decossas   -  5/19/2010 -
 6/30/2016*
Mr. John Evans  - 10/06/2004-
 6/30/2016* 
Ms. Rose V. Ferlita     9/18/2013 -
 6/30/2015
Mr. John Grant Jr.   -  6/02/2011 -
 6/30/2015 
Dr. Ismail Kazem   -  5/21/2008 -
 6/30/2016 
Commissioner Lesley Miller, Jr.   - 11/16/2010-
11/18/2014*
Commissioner Sandra Murman    11/20/2012-
11/18/2014*
Ms. Karen Perrin   -  2/22/2012 -
 6/30/2016
Mr. Julian Rice  -  5/16/2012 -
 6/30/2016
Mr. Jerome Ryans  -  8/03/2005 -
 6/30/2018*
Dr. Jay Wolfson  -  7/18/2012 -
 6/30/2016

*Reappointed

Contact Information
Brandon Wagner
Operations & Legislative Affairs Officer

County Center, 26th FL
601 E. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602

813-276-2640
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