Author: John Couris

Starting with Myself

Here is what I know.  Black Lives Matter. The murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others are horrible and reprehensible. Police brutality and the continued acts of violence, most notably against black men and women, …

No such thing as competition when it comes to saving lives

By: John Couris
Becker’s Hospital Review

Like every healthcare leader across the country, I have spent the last 12 weeks focused 24/7 on caring for my community. As with all of my colleagues, taking care of our patients and working …

A Letter to Our Nurses

I work with an amazing team across Tampa General Hospital, but as today kicks off “Nurses Week,” I wanted to celebrate all the invaluable contributions that our nurses make to TGH, their patients, and colleagues. So I sat down with …

One TGH. One Family.

Our TGH board is comprised of outstanding community leaders that care deeply about the TGH team and the community. When they said they had a message for our team, I was not expecting anything like this.

To Our TGH Family

Combating COVID-19

I know times are difficult for us all right now, but we must stay strong as we combat COVID-19. As we manage the challenges we will face today, tomorrow, and in the weeks ahead, we must remain focused, calm, and …

Step Away from the Smart Phone

We have all experienced moments when we are trying to connect with someone—whether in a one-on-one conversation with a friend, our child, a colleague or in a meeting or presentation—and the person disconnects from us and connects with their smartphone. …