Archive for February, 2012

Working together for better health
February 24, 2012

Everywhere that Dr. Darrell Kirch goes, he sees the billboards. Dr. Kirch is president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and USF Health had the privilege of hosting a visit from Dr. Kirch just a few weeks ago. One of the points that Dr. Kirch made while he was here was that in every city he visits, he sees the billboard wars from local hospitals and physicians’ groups, all claiming their health services are better than anyone else’s. Sadly, Tampa was no different – Dr. Kirch called […]

Join our conversation Monday about the future of medicine
February 17, 2012

On Monday, we will take some time to talk about what the future should look like at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. We will convene a Town Hall to talk about the new vision for our educational programs and for our new Morsani College of Medicine building. We’ll take some time to think about our needs, our vision and how space and facilities can help us transform the future of health care. What trends in education and health care do we need to be mindful of as we […]

USF needs your support
February 15, 2012

I often talk about the need for USF Health to act as a leader in transforming healthcare. I truly believe that USF Health can and must act as a guiding light for changing health. But our innovative programs and ambitious goals are only a part of the larger engine for ideas, education and discovery that is the University of South Florida. That engine is powered by the creative and visionary leadership of USF President Judy Genshaft. And now, as USF works to help spark a dynamic economic recovery in Tampa […]

Better teamwork, better health
February 2, 2012

Today we got to welcome U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to our brand-new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation in downtown Tampa. It was a real pleasure to hear Secretary Sebelius lead a panel discussion of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect women’s health, as well as to hear from USF Health’s own associate vice president for Women’s Health, Dr. Catherine Lynch, who did a fabulous job moderating today’s discussion. Secretary Sebelius told today’s crowd that CAMLS will “benefit not only citizens across […]