Archive for January, 2012

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Representing USF Health in the Capitol
January 25, 2012

It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend the State of the Union address last night. I’m grateful to U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor for her kind invitation, and for her support of USF Health and our efforts to improve veterans’ health.  I am proud that USF is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces Initiative. […]

A bright future for academic health care
January 19, 2012

It has been my privilege to spend the past few days with Dr. Darrell Kirch, the president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges. I’ve enjoyed spending time with Dr. Kirch, who is a great friend, and seeing his reaction as he learns about our newest and most creative programs here at USF Health. After this week with Dr. Kirch, I am more optimistic than ever about the future of academic health care – and I am even more optimistic that USF Health will be leading that future. […]

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Preparing physicians to care for today’s veterans
January 11, 2012

It’s an honor and privilege to join an announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama today as part of “Joining Forces,” a new initiative with the nation’s medical schools to ensure that American veterans and their families receive comprehensive and holistic care, especially in the areas of the PTSD and brain traumatic injuries. Our goal is to […]

Creating jobs and transforming health
January 9, 2012

What a great day for USF Health and our new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. The center won’t be finished until next month, but it’s already winning attention. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor hosted a press conference to talk about job creation and economic development Monday and decided CAMLS was the best example of creating the kind of high-tech jobs that Tampa Bay needs. Rep. Castor is a terrific advocate for USF Health, for Tampa Bay and for healthcare and job growth. She really gets it – she understands […]

Time to Start Thinking Differently
January 6, 2012

The year was 2000 and the revolution was a little white box that Steve Jobs brought to the party called the iPod. While everyone expected a computer, they got a 10-year journey toward a digital lifestyle led by Apple. So, what does that have to do with health care and its future in Hillsborough county and Tampa Bay? Everything. As CEO of one of our health organizations, I am issuing a challenge to all my colleagues: Think differently. There are great hospitals, doctors and other health professionals throughout Florida, but […]