- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Care And Safety
July 31, 2016
Lucy Guerra, MD, on Patient Care
It’s in Dr. Lucy Guerra’s genes to be completely drawn in to the team-based patient care offered at USF Health. Her own Latino heritage includes a close-knit family that is involved in nearly every aspect of life, including each other’s health. Knowing she is living true to who she is, she practices team-based medicine every day, putting her patients first, reinfo.....
August 31, 2016
Terri Ashmeade, MD, MS, CPHQ, on Patient Safety
Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) have some of our most vulnerable patients, babies in need of expert critical care. Because every interaction, every touch, with these newborns must be precise, with little margin for error, these NICUs must be a paragon of optimum patient safety. Terri Ashmeade, MD, MS, CPHQ, embraces every aspect of that realm. She is associate prof.....
September 30, 2016
Harry van Loveren, MD, on Patient Care
Over and over again, Harry van Loveren, MD, walks through a surgery in his mind before actually cutting open the brain of his patient, perfecting every step and accounting for everything he will encounter, the expected and the unexpected. Dr. van Loveren is chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and vice dean for Clinical Affairs for the USF Health Morsani College of M.....