Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

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Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Industry Health care
Founded Tallahassee, Florida
Area served
Tallahassee Metro Area & Portions of Southwest Georgia
Number of employees
4,457 (2014)
Website www.tmh.org

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is a private, not-for-profit community healthcare system founded in 1948. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, United States and serving a 16-county region in North Florida and South Georgia, TMH comprises a 772-bed acute care hospital, a psychiatric hospital, multiple specialty care centers, three residency programs, 22 affiliated physician practices, and partnerships with Doctors’ Memorial Hospital, UF Health, and Weems Memorial Hospital.


Tallahassee's first hospital was Johnston's Hospital, later the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, and the Forsyth Hospital, located at 805 N. Gadsden Street. It closed as a hospital when Tallahassee Memorial opened, but remained in operation as a nursing home.[1]

In a small room at the former Air Force base known as Dale Mabry Field, five men and one woman officially formed Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The hospital was a wooden barracks used by the military during World War II. On November 4, 1949 the hospital known as Tallahassee Memorial Hospital opened its doors at its present location at Magnolia Drive and Miccosukee Road at a total cost of $1.5 million, plus $6,000 for the land. Tallahassee Memorial gained national recognition in 1954 for its effective handling of a polio-like virus that hit Florida's Big Bend and on September 10, 1958 TMH expanded with the addition of a new wing housing an emergency department, a medical floor, obstetrics service, and surgical services.

On October 19, 1964, M.T. Mustian was appointed administrator of Tallahassee Memorial. His leadership lasted for 25 years. In 1967 TMH assumed the operations of Florida A&M Hospital. In 1974 The Family Practice Residency program opened and helped alleviate the hospital's shortage of doctors. On June 30, 1976 TMH becomes Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center, Inc. In 1977 Tallahassee Memorial helped establish Voluntary Hospitals of America to unify non-profit hospitals nationwide. In 1978 The TMH Auxiliary provided 40,932 hours and purchased a heart-lung machine for $24,460 and a portable image intensifier for $43,500.

During January 1988 Duncan Moore, administrator of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, accepted the position as president and CEO of Tallahassee Memorial which lasted until his retirement in 2003.In 2003 Mark G. O'Bryant accepted the position of CEO and President ushering in a new era. In 1997 TMH had an on-site kindergarten and becomes one of Florida's newest partnership schools. TMRMC would become Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare in 1998.

In 2003 TMH started an improvement and expansion plan adding the Behavioral Health Center, Bixler Emergency Center, Cancer Center, Heart and Vascular Center, Medicine Services, NeuroScience and Orthopedic, Surgery Center, and Women's and Children's Services followed by a Women's Pavilion. The Women's Pavilion features the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

On January 15, 2008 TMH opened the Urgent Care Center to better improve patient flow through the Emergency Center. This new center gives patients with nonemergency issues somewhere to go instead of waiting in the Emergency Center as long.

The Emergency Center-Northeast was added in 2013 to cater to children and senior patients.

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Coordinates: 30°27′27″N 84°15′41″W / 30.4573772°N 84.261461°W / 30.4573772; -84.261461