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Dr. Terri Ashmeade Surprised With Her Own Culture Coin Nomination

On January 21, 2021, Terri Ashmeade, MD, chief quality officer at USF Health, and Mark Moseley, MD, chief medical officer for USF Health, were on campus awarding culture coins to nominated faculty and staff, as they’ve been doing ever since the campaign launch in 2019.  What Dr. Ashmeade didn’t know was that she was about to become a culture champion herself.

Fellow culture coin recipient, Amy Patterson, MSN, BSN, RN, clinic manager for the COVID-19 vaccine clinic inside the USF Health Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, was given an additional culture coin from Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, USF Health senior vice president and Morsani College of Medicine dean, so she too could award someone deserving. “There are so many people that deserve recognition so it was hard to decide, but our teams success starts from the top down,” Patterson said. “Dr Terri Ashmeade is a perfectionist and she expects the same from her team. The COVID vaccine clinic is a perfect example of a high functioning quality ‘team’ and Dr Ashmeade is at the core.”

Terri Ashmeade, MD (center), chief quality officer at USF Health, was surprised with a culture coin by Amy Patterson, MSN, BSN, RN (right), clinic manager of the COVID vaccine clinic.


In front of a room full of College of Nursing students preparing for that morning’s COVID-19 vaccine appointments, Patterson surprised Dr. Ashmeade with the coin. “She doesn’t just coach, she is actually present and available whenever needed,” Patterson said. “USF knows if they need the project to be successful, to just assign to Dr Ashmeade. We are blessed to have such great leaders at USF. They too deserve recognition, we couldn’t do it without them.”

Mark Moseley, MD (left), chief medical officer for USF Health, was there to share in the excitement of presenting Dr. Ashmeade with a culture coin.