Faculty physicians earn awards for quality patient care

Several USF Health primary care providers earned top awards for their focus on quality care and were honored at a recent Primary Care Retreat, held in September.

Beyond patient survey results, these physicians took extra effort and energy to improve how they care for patients, cultivate a workplace that strives to always put patients first, and contribute to our entire organization.

“These doctors have exceeded everyone’s expectations for what it means to be faculty physicians in the Morsani College of Medicine and we are thrilled to acknowledge their outstanding performance and innovative ideas,” said Terri Ashmeade, MD, MS, CPHQ, chief quality officer, professor of pediatrics, and associate dean for continuing professional development.

This year’s Quality awards winners are:

 

The Rising Star Award:  Excellence in Quality

This award recognizes the resident(s) who has demonstrated leadership in quality and has contributed to the advancement of quality and patient safety. The resident(s) has led an evidence-based quality improvement project that targets improving individual and overall health for a patient population.

Dr. Matthew Baron, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Dr. Stephen Mayper, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

 

Every Day Quality Champion

This award celebrates someone who shows a passion and commitment for improving quality of care, even though their role does not necessarily specify participation in quality improvement activities or leadership responsibilities. The Every Day Champion sees a need for improvement and commits to change, leading by example and inspiring others!

Dr. Hugo Narvarte, General Internal Medicine

Dr. John McCormick, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

Dr. Carol Lilly, Pediatrics

Dr. Karim Hanna, Family Medicine

 

Quality Trailblazers

This award celebrates someone who shows a passion and commitment for improving quality of care, even though their role does not necessarily specify participation in quality improvement activities or leadership responsibilities.

The Everyday Champion sees a need for improvement and commits to change, leading by example and inspiring others.

Project Leader:  Dr. John Ramirez, Cardiology

Hypertension Taskforce:  Dr. Terri Ashmeade, Christi Bridges, Kim Clifford, Diane Garry, Cindy Graham, Christine Kilfoyl, Cheryl Morgan, Amy Patterson, and Sherri Stevick

 

Outstanding Leadership in Quality

This award celebrates someone who has had a significant history of making ongoing organizational contributions to quality improvement processes aimed at improving the quality of care.

The leader may cultivate skill development in others to improve safety and quality of care, inspire colleagues and/or achieve system-level aims.

Dr. Richard Roetzheim, Family Medicine