Archive for September, 2012

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Moving forward with a new structure, new partner
September 19, 2012

Today in her “State of the University” address, USF President Judy Genshaft announced that we are proposing a new entity to make it easier for USF Health to align with hospital partners – and that Lakeland Regional Medical Center is proposing to join us as the first true business partner. This is an exciting development for all our […]

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To fix broken healthcare system, include education reform
September 7, 2012

Half of adult patients say they’ve had problems communicating with their doctors, coordinating their care, or receiving test results. Sadly, that’s not surprising. It’s part of a larger pattern of failure in managing health care that costs thousands of lives and billions of dollars every year. The Institute of Medicine has done a powerful job of […]

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Doctors who challenge misperceptions
September 4, 2012

“You can’t be a doctor … you’re a cripple!” Yes, a patient once said that to one of our surgeons. Mostly, of course, patients get past a doctor’s disability very quickly. In fact, we have a few doctors unable to use a limb, and they are beloved by patients and students. See our story last week […]