Frequently Asked Questions

TGH North | Unifying High-Quality Community Health Care with Academic Research and Innovation

On December 1, 2023, Bravera Health became part of the Tampa General Hospital family and we are proud to say we are now one combined health system. We are unifying high-quality community health care, academic research and innovation to improve more lives in more ways. Together, we will build a brighter future for health care in Florida.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about this transition below, or ask us a question to get more information to unanswered questions. We will track general themes and will update future communications related to the information we receive.


What is being announced?

The acquisition of the Bravera Health Network is complete, and we are now one organization.

What led to this decision?

The health care landscape across the country, and here in Florida, is evolving. This new landscape provides the opportunity to identify new ways to serve more patients, more teams and more communities. At TGH, we are proud to invest in community hospitals, as they are the backbone of America’s health care system, offering essential care and support to local communities.

What is our vision?

As a leading academic medical center, we aim to offer world-class health care, research and innovation in other communities throughout Florida. The integration with Bravera Health aligns perfectly with these goals and allows us to better serve the evolving needs of our community.

Why is Bravera Health Network a good fit for TGH?

Bravera Health has a rich history of providing compassionate health care to the communities they serve. We’re committed to a partnership that honors this treasured past and look toward our shared future.

Why is TGH a good fit for the Bravera Health Network?

This is about complementing the commitment to high-quality care that is demonstrated by the Bravera Health team day after day. We will work together to improve efficiency, drive quality, improve clinical outcomes and advance patient safety. TGH is committed to enhancing the services that exist in these communities today.


Will Bravera Health Network's name and branding change?

Yes. The Bravera Health Network will adopt TGH’s brand. The following highlights all facility name changes we know today:

As of December 1, 2023 Formerly known as
Tampa General Hospital Spring Hill Bravera Health Spring Hill
Tampa General Hospital Spring Hill Wound Care Center Bravera Health Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
TGH Spring Hill Outpatient Rehabilitation Bravera Health Outpatient Rehab
Tampa General Hospital Crystal River Bravera Health Seven Rivers
TGH Crystal River Emergency Center Bravera Health ER Citrus Hills
TGH Crystal River Wound Care Center Bravera Health Seven Rivers - Wound Care Center
TGH Crystal River Cardiac Rehab Bravera Health Cardiac Rehab
TGH Crystal River Outpatient Rehabilitation Bravera Health Seven Rivers - Outpatient Rehab
Tampa General Medical Group Bravera Medical Group

Why did Bravera Health Seven Rivers' name change to Tampa General Hospital Crystal River?

TGH Crystal River is in Crystal River, FL. The new name better reflects the community, while also making it easier for people to find and access health care services when searching for a local provider.

For Patients and the Community

How will this impact health care in our region?

No aspects of care change today. As one health system, we will be able to create a more seamless patient experience, providing access to comprehensive, high-quality care when people are sick or injured and serving as a true partner in health to help keep people well.

Will I be able to see my same providers?

Yes. You can continue to see the same providers you know and trust without disruption and should keep your appointments and continue to visit the providers, clinics and facilities you always have. Our priority will always be providing excellent care to you and the communities we serve.

Will you continue to accept my insurance?

We are working to secure managed care or commercial insurance contracts for the TGH Crystal River, TGH Brooksville and TGH Spring Hill locations and expect that most contracts will be in effect on December 1. However, some contracts may be delayed and will not be in effect on December 1.

The following contract plans will consider TGH Crystal River, TGH Brooksville and TGH Spring Hill out-of-network until a contract is signed:

  • Humana Military - Tricare
  • Optum VA

We are working with these companies to initiate contracts as quickly as possible. Until contracts for Humana Military and Optum VA are secured, patients seeking elective services at one of the TGH North hospital locations may choose to:

  • Proceed with the elective service and be considered out-of-network
  • Wait until the TGH North hospital locations are contracted with the managed care companies
  • Seek to obtain their elective services at a facility that is considered in-network for their plan

We will notify you as soon as we have signed contracts with Humana Military – Tricare and Optum VA.

How do I access my medical records?

You can continue to access your medical records through your patient portal.

How will the change from a for-profit organization to a not-for-profit organization affect our community?

As a mission-driven not-for-profit organization, we can allocate more financial resources towards charitable initiatives, which significantly enhances our ability to meet the needs of the community we’re honored to serve.