Tampa General Hospital has recently experienced a momentous contribution, leading to the renaming of its children’s hospital in honor of two highly influential philanthropists in the city.
Pam and Les Muma, renowned for their significant contributions across various facilities in the Tampa Bay region, have generously made a transformative donation to TGH in support of the children’s hospital. Consequently, the children’s hospital, situated at TGH’s Davis Islands campus, will now bear the name Muma Children’s Hospital at TGH.
TGH did not disclose a dollar amount. The Tampa-based health system said Friday that the donation is “the most significant contribution to TGH and the largest gift ever to any children’s hospital in our region.”
“There are no limits to the generosity of Pam and Les Muma,” John Couris, president and CEO of TGH, said in a statement. “Their contribution to Tampa General in support of the children’s hospital will have a meaningful and lasting impact across the state, most especially on the families and children of our community. This contribution reflects our efforts at Tampa General to transform our nation’s health care landscape, increase access to world-class care across Florida and promote health and wellness in our communities.”
Within the hospital, there is a pediatric trauma center equipped to address a spectrum of health issues from common illnesses to enduring conditions, as highlighted by TGH.
The Muma legacy extends across various facilities within the TGH health system, notably including the Muma Chair of Neonatology at USF Health, the Lisa Muma Weitz Cell Laboratory at USF Health, and the Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at TGH.
Les Muma, a longstanding member of the TGH board of directors, and Pam Muma, a former chair of the TGH Foundation board of trustees, have left an indelible mark on the healthcare landscape through their dedicated involvement.
“We are excited to partner again with TGH and USF Health to continue their excellence in pediatric health care for the Tampa Bay area as they provide the best care for the sickest of babies and the children of this community,” Pam and Les Muma said in a statement.
TGH is actively engaged in the expansion of its Davis Islands campus, with recent approval from the Tampa City Council for a rezoning request paving the way for a 13-story expansion. Concurrently, the health system is exploring opportunities to broaden its presence across the state of Florida.