• 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.

A Pharmacist's Role In the Pandemic

June 29, 2020

Kevin Sneed, PharmD, Dean of the USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy, discusses the role pharmacists play in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Sneed stresses how pharmacists are helping find promising treatments, connecting with patients virtually to go over their medication regimens and further strengthening the h.....


A New Day At USF Health

May 19, 2020

In the first of eight weekly USF Health Briefs, Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life and access to health care, the lessons the virus is teaching the medical community, and how long it m.....


Being A Nurse During COVID-19

June 15, 2020

Nurses protect the health and well-being of patients every day and play an integral role in our nation's health care system. In the latest USF Health Brief, Usha Menon, PhD, RN, interim dean of the USF Health College of Nursing, discusses the challenges and changes nurses and nurse training face during the COVID-19 pandemic.....



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 04, 2021

Current Events: Why the COVID-19 Vaccine Works, with Michael Teng, PhD

The light at the end of a very dark tunnel has arrived with the release of COVID-19 vaccines. Tampa General Hospital has been chosen to be one of five hospitals to participate in the state's pilot program for the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine because of the large population TGH serves and its ability to maintain ultra-cold storage of the vaccine. The shipment of .....


October 01, 2020

Keeping Patients Safe During COVID-19, with Dr. Terri Ashmeade

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a lasting impact on the way we live, work and interact. USF Health closely follows the evolving CDC guidelines for COVID-19 to keep patients and staff safe in our clinics. Listen to Terri Ashmeade, MD, chief quality officer at USF Health and Morsani College of Medicine pediatrics professor, discuss patient safety in the clinics. Video.....


November 03, 2020

Telehealth Appointments

In the wake of a pandemic that forced the closing of many health care practices, USF Health quickly found a way to keep making life better for patients and families across the Tampa Bay area.  Telehealth appointments have been how patients have stayed connected to our health care teams when in-person visits were reduced.  USF Health recently hit a new milestone for its t.....


University of South Florida

Christian Brèchot, MD, PhD

"The pandemic caused by SARS-associated coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a stark reality, and the University of South Florida remains at the forefront of measures aimed at curbing its rapid spread."



University of South Florida

PERSPECTIVES: Yasuharu "Haru" Okuda, MD, FACEP, FSSH

Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and Executive Director of Interprofessional Education Simulation Programming

My life long passion is building simulation-based training as an expectation and a part of learning and teaching in health care so that we can make our health environment a safer place for our patients."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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