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COCO Clinic coordinators recognized as Culture Champions

Dr. Asa Oxner (left) and Lucy Guerra (right), COCO Clinic co-coordinators with Dr. Mark Moseley, USF Health chief medical officer. Not pictured are Dr. Elimarys Perez-Colon, Christine Jennings and Dr. Rachelle Idziak. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, USF Health found many ways to innovate and collaborate to benefit the Tampa Bay area. One of those collaborative efforts led to the COVID-19 Confirmed Clinic, a fully virtual clinic that provides much-needed follow-up services to COVID-19 patients who have been discharged from the hospital.  Drs. Lucy Guerra, Asa Oxner, and Elimarys Perez-Colon, along with Christine Jennings RN, nursing lead, and Dr. Rachelle Idziak, data lead, led the effort to get the clinic up and going and continue to see that the clinic plays a pivotal role in helping the community.   The group organized volunteer staff and students to help monitor patients through technology and telehealth. Additionally, the clinic offered opportunities for hands-on training and educational credit hours for USF Health students.  Clinic leaders are working with partners at Tampa General Hospital and the Florida Department of Health to make the clinic a permanent resource for the community.  For their dedicated efforts, the doctors received a USF Health Culture Coin from Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Mosely.