Senior Executive Officer of Acute Care Florida Hospital, West Florida Division
President and CEO Pepin Distributing Company
After his father became the world’s oldest heart transplant recipient in 1986, Tom Pepin and his family dedicated much of their lives to promoting cardiac health, culminating in the opening of Florida Hospital’s Pepin Heart Institute in 2006. “Pepin Heart is a single-site specialty hospital and dedicated research institute,” he says. “My family firmly believes that heart health is one of the greatest gifts we can give our community and that the American Heart Association and research are the best ways to achieve heart health.” Florida Hospital’s Bruce Bergherm adds that AHA-funded research has helped the institute deliver leading edge heart care. “The AHA’s mission is consistent with what we want to do in our community,” he says. “We’re helping residents live the healthiest lives possible.”
Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute
3100 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 971-6000 | floridahospital.com
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