• 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 New Model of Health Care with Richard J. Sobieray

November 16, 2017

Health care is transitioning to a new business model, shifting away from the volume of services delivered. . The new model focuses on the value and outcomes of patient care.. Sobieray says  the patient experience is a vital component. “It’s about how soon are we going to get that patient healthy, keep them out of the h.....


Unique and Innovative with Dr. Charles J. Lockwood

November 16, 2017

USF Health is recognized as a unique and innovative health care system with strong partnerships throughout the Tampa Bay region. With outstanding resources such as the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and the planned downtown expansion, USF Health has an interprofessional training platform with cu.....


How USF Health Leads the Way in Team-Based Care with Dr. Edmund Funai

November 16, 2017

USF Health has long embraced interdisciplinary care and training. With its combination of colleges and schools, encompassing medicine, nursing, public health, pharmacy and physical therapy, USF Health’sinterventional approach to treatment is strengthened by its dynamic ability to also focus on population health, wellness .....


Dr. David Weill, Director, Tampa Transplant Institute

We want to bring patients and doctors a streamlined care model to deliver efficient care."


Patient and Community Centered Care

November 16, 2017

Technology is Transforming Health Care with Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD

Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD says the role of technology is “one of the most dynamic forces” in health care. Biomedical and information technology is already changing the clinician’s ability to measure and access systems within the body. The availability and access to resources is also effecting the health care transformation. Through the use of big data and technology, Dr......


July 17, 2017

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.....


September 30, 2016

Patient Safety

Karen Bruder, MD, FACOG, Guides USF Health into EPIC Karen Bruder, MD, FACOG, was straight out of her medical residency when she saw firsthand the impact data could have on improving patient safety. As an invited member of the patient safety committee at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Dr. Bruder was privy to national trends for problems and p.....


University of South Florida

Mack Wu, MD

"My group is trying to find out which molecule is ultimately responsible for the endothelial barrier damage.""



University of South Florida

Perspectives: Donna Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH

Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health; Dean, College of Public Health

“We’re changing the way we think about our training to really be future oriented, to anticipate the kind of things that have to happen around the world.” "
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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