Two years ago, John Couris, a highly successful executive in the health care industry, launched Inventing Health, a blog committed to sharing knowledge and innovative best practices on a variety of topics facing health care today.

Since its inception, Inventing Health has attracted thousands of readers and more than 38,000 individuals across the health care sector, as well as lawmakers, public policy advocates, and executives who have engaged with John and Inventing Health via LinkedIn. Over the last two years, Inventing Health has expanded its focus beyond issues facing the health care field to explore topics in executive leadership, organizational culture, and motivational management, among other issues.

Leading the Change 

With this growth came the demand for a more robust platform to deliver John’s expertise and point of view. Leading the Change was established to provide not only insightful and timely content from John on a panoply of issues. Additionally, it was created to offer a space to advocate for effective policies that ensure all Floridians have access to world-class care, to spotlight the innovative, cutting-edge work of Tampa General Hospital and provide a forum to feature other innovative leaders who are making a dramatic impact in the health care industry.

Connection to Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital, a 1010-bed non-profit academic medical center, delivers world-class care. With five medical helicopters transporting critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties, it is the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. Employing more than 8,000 team members, Tampa General is one of the region’s largest employers.

It is also one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers as well as the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Advancing medicine through innovation, Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, an 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, one of only four burn centers in Florida and a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has bestowed Tampa General with “magnet status,” the highest recognition that a hospital can receive for nursing excellence, since 2005. U.S. News & World Report once again named Tampa General the number one hospital in Tampa Bay as well as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six medical specialties for 2017-2018. U.S. News also ranked Tampa General second among all hospitals in Florida.

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