• 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.

Interprofessional Education at USF Health

November 27, 2018

Due to the complexity of health care, patients need more than just a physician, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist working with them individually. Results show that when a team of medical professionals work together, patient outcomes improve. Interprofessional care within hospitals and other medical practices is already .....


Medical Engineering

January 10, 2019

New technology adds value to an industry by improving quality and reducing cost. When it comes to health care, "technology has added cost," Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president of USF Health and dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine said. Inside USF Health's Department of Medical Engineering, a uniq.....


Combating Medical Errors

January 10, 2019

In November 1999, the Quality of Health Care in America Committee of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report called To Err is Hu­man: Building a Safer Health System that stated as many as 98,000 hospital deaths occur each year due to medical error. Communication error is described as the cause of 60% to 70% of.....



The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is staggering in its impact — in terms of academic, research and economic significance,” Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine said."


Patient and Community Centered Care

January 10, 2019

Current Events: Pricing Transparency, with Dr. Kevin Sneed

On January 1st, a new federal rule went into affect which requires hospitals to post a list of standard patient charges online and update it on an annual basis at minimum. These list of charges have always been available to the public, but it was not required to be accessible online or in a format that's easily processed by computers. "I think if we can get to a point wher.....


November 28, 2018

Multidisciplinary Care is a Part of Treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest, with Dr. Bibhu Mohanty

When a person goes into sudden cardiac arrest, a multidisciplinary team steps in to save their life. Starting with the bystander who calls emergency medical services and ending with the intensive care unit team who monitors the patient, there is teamwork every step of the way. Being treated at an academic medical center enables multidisciplinary and interprofessional care .....


January 10, 2019

The Power of Academic Medicine, with Dr. Jessica Brumley

The power of academic medicine can be found in USF Health's department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A number of expecting mothers are at risk of complications and through interprofessional collaboration, Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD, assistant professor and midwifery director can optimize the care of these patients. In addition, an academic medical center provides patients w.....


University of South Florida

Kami Kim, MD

“You constantly have to think outside the box and come up with clever strategies," Dr. Kami Kim said, "because we’re dealing with pathogens that do not behave like they are supposed to.”"



University of South Florida


Cardiothoracic Surgeon, USF Health

Obtaining the title of a Cardiothoracic Surgeon brought me more joy than anything. I really enjoy my job and working with patients."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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