• 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.....


Better Care Through Clinically Integrated Networks with Dan Vukmer

November 16, 2017

Dan Vukmer, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Associate Vice President of Network Integration, Senior Associate Dean- Morsani College of Medicine   Clinical Integrated Networks (CINs) help keep patients away from the hospital. Vukmer says physician-led CINs try to keep the patients out hospital beds unless they absol.....


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 30, 2017

Don Mullins on Safety and Preparedness Management

“The strength of USF and USF Health is its people,” said Don Mullins, director of safety and preparedness for USF Health, referring to the challenges faced by the organization while preparing for a severe storm like Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. Don Mullins, who joined USF Health three years ago, coordinates disaster preparedness efforts among emergency manageme.....


November 17, 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......


September 30, 2016

Patient Care and Patient Safety

Lucy Guerra, MD 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 patie.....


University of South Florida

Stephen B. Liggett, MD

" You can collect information from experts in the field, but you need to use your gut to ultimately decide on whether to pursue a line of research or not. "



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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