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About Us

HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital is a full-service medical facility and ER offering a range of healthcare services, including surgery and weight loss surgery.

Message from our CEO

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As HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital and ER, we provide quality, advanced care with the convenience and personalized attention only a boutique hospital with accomplished physicians, cutting-edge capabilities and an accommodating staff can deliver.

Located in the heart of South Tampa, we’re a full-service, 183-bed, 24-hour emergency care facility staffed by over 400 physicians and provide state-of-the-art capabilities and best-in-class destination services designed to meet the unique needs of our community. These include minimally invasive robotic surgery systems, bariatric (weight loss) and pelvic floor surgery, orthopedic and spine care, hyperbaric wound care and advanced cardiac imaging.

Since joining industry leader HCA Healthcare in 2013, we have strengthened our commitment to being South Tampa’s hospital of choice by investing over $54 million in capital improvements and updating our capabilities, technologies, physicians and staff–all of which has transformed HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital into one of the best performing, most innovative hospitals in the Tampa Bay area.

Sonia Wellman, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital

HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital statistics

  • 50,525

    Patients treated

  • 862

    Employees

  • 423

    Physicians

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Leadership
We are supported by a leadership team committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.
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Awards and recognitions
We strive to exceed our patients' needs. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare has led to us receiving awards and recognition from organizations such as The Joint Commission and the American College of Radiology.
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View our awards and recognitions
To improve the health of the diverse communities we serve — and as part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider — we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming how healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services.

Melissa Heater

Melissa Heater discusses her weight loss story and history of obesity. She describes being overweight all her life and her choice to undergo gastric bypass weight loss surgery.

Christopher LaBonte

Christopher LaBonte discusses his weight loss journey and the health issues he experienced due to being overweight. He describes how he struggled with weight loss for years before he decided upon bariatric (weight loss) surgery, his options for weight loss surgery, and how he chose his physician, Dr. Richard DiCicco. He also discusses his experience having weight loss surgery at HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital.

HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital: Your Community Hospital

With a laser focus on quality, HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital has added the latest advancements in robotic surgery. We've recruited some of the most highly trained and accomplished physicians in the area and introduced a higher standard of nursing care, transforming us into one of the best performing and innovative hospitals in Tampa Bay.