History

Early one morning on April 23, 1948, six people gathered in a small room in a wooden barrack at Dale Mabry Field on the outskirts of Tallahassee. They were somewhat apprehensive as they took their seats, for the task at hand would be difficult but the decisions made would benefit the community for many years to come. They were creating Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH).

From the beginning, Tallahassee Memorial was created because of community need and, over the years, it has grown and changed along with the community. Today, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is a private, not-for-profit community regional healthcare system serving 17 counties in North Florida and South Georgia. It includes a 772-bed acute care hospital and a variety of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the region it serves.

Learn more about the history of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare:

1948 – 1999

2001

Hospitalists Program begins, consisting of four physicians who are based in the hospital and work closely with patients’ primary care physicians and any specialists involved in their care. Today, TMH has over 30 employed providers.

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2003

TMH welcomes Mark O’Bryant as its new President & CEO.

Colleagues establish the hospital’s I-CARE Values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

The Tallahassee Memorial Recovery Center announces the opening of its new Outpatient Center. The Outpatient Recovery Center recently began offering group and individual counseling for substance abuse.

2011

TMH creates the Transition Center to support patients who are at a high-risk for readmission. This innovative facility provides follow-up care for recently discharged patients.

TMH and Physician Partners establish Red Hills Surgery Center, a 17,000 square foot multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center with five operating rooms.

TMH embraces Telemedicine technology which allows the trauma program to digitally connect with area rural hospitals.

TCC Ghazvini Center opens on TMH campus.

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center opens on One Healing Place.

2012

Tallahassee Memorial creates TMH Physician Partners, which includes all of its employed and contracted physicians.

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center expands into the second floor where TMH Physician Partners, Cancer & Hematology Specialists provides outpatient services.

Tallahassee Memorial is one of few hospitals selected to provide transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This procedure offers a treatment option to aortic stenosis patients who would be ineligible or high-risk candidates for open heart surgery.

Tallahassee Memorial establishes a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

Tallahassee Memorial opens a brand new neurovascular suite and Neurological Intermediate Care Unit and adds endovascular neurosurgery interventions.

Tallahassee Memorial in partnership with Florida State University College of Medicine, open the region’s first Internal Medicine Residency Program.

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center launches a new affiliation with University of Florida Health, formerly known as UF&Shands.

2013

Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Center - NortheastTallahassee Memorial opens the first freestanding emergency center in Tallahassee. The Emergency Center-Northeast provides special features for pediatric and geriatric patients and their families.

A Nurse Residency Program is established to assist new nurses as they transition into their professional careers.

2014

Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center offers the region's only surgical oncology program.

The Florida State University College of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is established.

2015

The Tallahassee Memorial Women's Pavilion is named after Alexander D. Brickler, MD. 

Tallahassee Memorial announces the addition of a 340,000 sq ft adult ICU and surgery center to be named the M.T. Mustian Center.

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center launches the region's only gynecologic oncology program.

TMH becomes the third hospital in the country, and first in the Southeast, to commercially offer the WATCHMAN procedure.

The Tallahassee Memorial Heart & Vascular Center launches the area's only Heart Failure program.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare launches the TMH FOR LIFE program designed to help the community become the healthiest in the nation. 

2016

Tallahassee Memorial Heart & Vascular Center becomes one of the first hospitals in the country, and the only one in Florida, to offer the latest technology in heart stents

TMH launches a new affiliation around pediatric care with Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville.

TMH breaks ground on the M.T. Mustian Center with the new facility estimated to open in early 2019.

 The Florida State University College of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare receives its first class of residents.

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare becomes the first designated Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Florida.