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The Patient Discharge Initiative, or PDI for short, serves to offer resources to patients, particularly those who are low-insured, uninsured and non-English speaking. Knowledge is sometimes very hard to obtain for patients, especially if they are not well versed in looking for it. Through PDI, volunteers help to collect and provide these resources to patients so they can leave the hospital without worry. 


Healthcare facilities are strained by employee shortages and, more recently, COVID restrictions which are hopefully temporary issues. PDI was created to ultimately enhance patients' post-discharge quality of life. Currently, PDI is located in Tampa, Florida through a partnership with Tampa General Hospital (TGH).


The team at Hearts for Health continues to seek expansion with more hospital partners. PDI is offered as a free program to all partners. If you know of a hospital in your area that may be interested and you would like to lead a local chapter of PDI in your area, contact us at

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Our Partner

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is:

  • #1 hospital in Tampa Bay & its leading safety-net hospital

  • #4 hospital in Florida

  • In the nation's top 100 hospitals

  • Ranked in the nation's top 50 in six specialties and top 20 in three specialties

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Medical Facility Partnerships

Are you part of a hospital/other facility that is interested in learning more? We are able to partner with facilities nationwide.

PDI is free of charge to all partner facilities. To set up a call to learn more about PDI, complete the short form below. Once submitted, please let our team know through a quick email sent to:


Are you an enthusiastic volunteer? PDI is currently based in Tampa, Florida. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old & dedicate 3-4 hours per week for at least one semester.

Applications are released each semester in the fall & spring. Stay tune for application announcements on our Instagram page or subscribe to our listserv below!

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