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USF Health IS team wins GE Customer Innovation Award

September 26, 2011

A fairly simple, straightforward idea has resulted in a time-saving, cost-saving and waste-saving initiative that has garnered applause and rounds of thanks from clinical teams at the USF Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, as well as earn an award from the international conglomerate GE. Vivian Riggs and Andrew Stella-Vega, both in the USF Health Information Systems department, designed an online preadmission testing history and physical form that not only provides pertinent information ahead of scheduled surgeries, but the information perfectly interfaces with existing patient record and scheduling software (GE’s Perioperative). Andrew […]

Innovative leadership program thriving, reaching well beyond USF Health

September 15, 2011

What started six years ago as a USF Health leadership development effort has now grown beyond the USF campus to reach clients across the country. The USF Center for Transformation and Innovation (CTI) was established in 2005 to accelerate the transformation of USF Health through leadership training. Since then, CTI has grown by more than 1,000 percent and expanded its client base to both private and public organizations outside Florida, including its most recent connection in Iowa. Team CTI. “CTI’s growth has been phenomenal and is a testament to its […]

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld tours USF Diabetes Center

August 9, 2011

Fuld, who has Type 1 diabetes, met with young people who also live with the chronic condition. Scroll below to see a video of the day. Getting a peek at the new facilities was part of the reason nearly a dozen young people with Type 1 diabetes came with their families to the USF Diabetes Center Aug. 8. But the real reason was probably that Tampa Bay Rays baseball player Sam Fuld was there, too. The Fuld Family toured the USF Diabetes Center on Monday. From left, Sarah Fuld, Charlie […]

Open less than a year, USF ALS Center has great impact on patients

July 13, 2011

Although open for only nine months, USF ALS Center is rapidly becoming a major force in the battle to cure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). ALS is a deadly disease that progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. Patients are robbed of the ability to walk, eat, speak, and eventually, breathe, and most live for just two to five years after diagnosis.  Dr. Tuan Vu, director of the USF ALS Center. The USF ALS Center opened in […]

Mentors help public health students gain real-world experience

June 29, 2011

Mentoring can have such a significant impact on academic success, personal development and career guidance, which is why the USF College of Public Health has started a mentoring project that pairs its undergraduate students with public health professionals at the Hillsborough County Department of Health. This summer, 14 USF students will take part in the Learning through Experience and Academic Partnerships (LEAP), a program funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In addition to offering mentoring, the LEAP program has the […]

Mayor recognizes USF for achievements leading to superior women’s care

June 17, 2011

City of Tampa proclamation kicks off the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Resident Research Day L to R: USF President Judy Genshaft, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and Dean, College of Medicine Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn kicked off the USF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s 2011 Resident Research Day by recognizing USF Health for providing superior women’s care across the region and proclaiming June 17, 2011, as “Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Day” in the City of Tampa. Buckhorn read the proclamation […]

USF conference to address health implications of global water management

May 27, 2011

The USF College of Public Health will bring together international experts from various disciplines to focus on the global water crisis Tampa, FL (May 27, 2011) – The challenges and opportunities of sustaining a safe global water supply will be the focus of an upcoming University of South Florida College of Public Health conference bringing together international experts from academia, government, the military, non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Registration is open for the free event, “Security and Stability Partnerships for Water: Their Impact on Health,” to be held June […]

USF Health takes center stage at Villages Homeowners Association meeting

May 12, 2011

Donald Hahnfeldt (right), president of the Villages Homeowners Association, presents a model of a golf cart to  Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and medical school dean. The newly forged partnership between USF Health and The Villages is a “perfect match” between two unique entities, Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the USF College of Medicine said May 11 during the annual Villages Homeowners Association meeting. He was joined on stage by Dr. Leslie Miller, chair of Cardiovascular Sciences at USF Health, and Dr. Jay Wolfson, […]

BRIDGE Clinic team celebrates a busy year, so far

May 10, 2011

USF’s student-directed BRIDGE Clinic has been busy so far in 2011, hosting its annual appreciation banquet, earning a grant, and tripling its patient volume since opening four years ago. On March 25, the BRIDGE Clinic used its 4th annual appreciation banquet to spotlight those who helped the clinic continue its efforts to offer free health clinic services to uninsured patients in the University Community Area. The annual event serves to acknowledge BRIDGE Clinic volunteers, including physicians, residents, medical students, interpreters, physical therapy BRIDGE members, and social work BRIDGE members, public […]

Battlefield Ready

April 20, 2011

Lecture opens with simulation of life-threatening combat injuries It wasn’t the typical opening for a lecture series.  Before featured speaker Dr. Richard Satava was introduced, a drill simulating combat injuries sustained during an explosion was demonstrated using the highly realistic trauma patient simulator CAE Caesar.  To the surprise of the audience, several U.S. Army Reserve flight medics rushed to the aid of Caesar, who was struggling to breathe and losing consciousness.  Working smoothly as a team,  they performed a needle decompression to treat a life-threatening tension pneumothorax. They applied a tourniquet to the “soldier’s”  right thigh to […]

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