Top 10 USF Health News Stories of 2018

As we move into an exciting New Year — a year that will culminate in late 2019 with the opening of our new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in Water Street Tampa — let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of 2018.  Our Top 10 Stories of 2018, both on the USF Health News site and via social media (USF Health Facebook), are ranked starting below, starting at No. 1. And click here for the University of South Florida’s Top Stories of 2018.

Top Online Stories*

1.   Another beautiful Match Day!

2.  New medical students comprise most competitive class yet

3.  Ovarian cancer survivor credits USF Health gynecologic oncologist with saving her life 

4.  Leading glaucoma surgeon Dr. Ramesh Ayyala named new chair of ophthalmology 

5.  Electively inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces risk of C-sections, other pregnancy complications

6.  New and expanded USF Health Eye Institute hosts grand opening

7.  Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care 

8.  Economic Development: USF in Water Street Tampa creates ripple effect 

9.  USF System names new Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion & Equal Opportunity

10.  USF Health cardiologist helps patient avoid surgery with lifestyle changes, cardiac rehab

*Page views on the USF Health News WordPress site as determined by Google Analytics


Top Social Media Stories**

1. Player Down! When the hockey player is a high-tech manikin…

2. Ashley Keller thankful for USF Health Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay
3. Sloth benefits from unlikely interprofessional team at USF Health, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

4. New and expanded USF Health Eye Institute celebrates grand opening

5. Another beautiful Match Day

6. Building the future of health care: First USF Health IPE Day focuses on value of team care

7. Byrd Institute’s medical experts and resources help world-traveling couple navigate Alzheimer’s journey

8. Topping off celebrates milestone in construction of new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute

9. USF Health experts: Vaccines safe and effective in preventing measles

10. Travels to Panama – International Health Service Collaborative

**Based on Facebook page views