• patient safety


    • USF Health is focused on providing the safest care for our patients. To accomplish this goal, we currently employ a robust electronic health records system, known as Epic, to improve patient outcomes. This system allows physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals to determine the best course of care for each individual patient.

  • strategic goals


    • USF Health is a leader in shaping a future that puts the patient at the center of the health care team. Our academic health center’s collaborative approach to education, research and clinical practice adds value to the compassionate patient care we deliver, combining the strengths and perspectives of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, physical therapists, physician assistants and other health professionals.

  • quality improvements


    • USF Health is a proud health care leader in Florida’s southwest region. We use evidence-based medicine, individualized treatment plans and patient safety mechanisms to ensure that our patients have the best outcomes while lowering their costs. Our health care providers are committed to making life better.

The Three A's: How Patients Choose a Physician

May 18, 2018

Patients consider more than a physician's ability when deciding who to visit for their medical needs. "I think folks assume that if a physician provides great care and has a great reputation for that care, that that's really the only thing that matters from a patient's perspective," says Richard Sobieray, MHA, MsEd, CPA , .....


The USF Health Practice Plan

May 18, 2018

The USF Health Care is the faculty practice plan for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. "If you want high quality and cutting edge care, then we are the providers for you," says Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. As part of an academic healt.....


Precision Medicine and the Pharmacist's Changing Role

May 18, 2018

As the importance of interprofessionalism in health care continues to grow, so does the role of the pharmacist. "The role of the pharmacist is changing from one that has been focused on medication dispensing and now moving into direct patient care," says Kevin Sneed, PharmD, senior associate vice president of USF Health an.....


Dr. Samuel Wickline, director for USF Health Heart Institute.

To have a heart institute with an academic flavor, with highly qualified researchers funded by the NIH, is going to be a major boost for this area."


Patient and Community Centered Care

May 22, 2018

Current Events: The Global Nursing Shortage with Dr. Victoria Rich

"By 2025, we're going to be short over 56,000 registered nurses within the state of Florida," says Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing, senior associate vice president of USF Health, and nursing professor. This shortage is a problem around the world and it's not because of a lack of interest in the profession. Thanks to medical advancements, people.....


March 12, 2018

USF Health Encourages Teamwork, with Dr. Thomas Rutherford

An academic institution, such as USF Health, has the advantage of being a place where teamwork is not only encouraged, but thrives. One benefit of teamwork in health care is, “no matter what one person knows, somebody always can look at the situation from a different point of view and it opens up a whole new world,” says Thomas Rutherford, PhD, MD, professor and divisi.....


April 20, 2018

Teamwork is a Part of the Education at USF Health, with Dr. Terri Ashmeade

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists each go through different medical training programs to get their license, but in the real world, they still have to work together. "Both patient safety and quality improvement require us to work in teams," says Terri Ashmeade, MD, division chief and professor of pediatrics at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. "If we can get our stude.....


University of South Florida

Laura Blair, PhD

“If we can understand which states of tau are worse in terms of driving neurotoxicity,” Dr. Blair said, “maybe we can begin to shift tau into a better state so we can help delay disease progression, if not stop it in its tracks."



University of South Florida


Structural Interventional Cardiology, Morsani College of Medicine

In an academic center, you have an opportunity to share what you’ve learned and what you’ve seen with trainees and it really forces you to be the best physician, the best teacher you can be."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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