• 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 .....


The Obstacles to Interprofessional Education

November 27, 2018

The road to high quality and cost-efficient health care is paved with multidisciplinary research and team-based care. USF Health leads the way in this change by prioritizing teaching students how to work better as a team. Adjusting a curriculum to fit the changing world of health care is not without obstacles.   .....


Value-Based Care

August 15, 2018

The health care system is shifting from volume to value-based care to improve the patient experience. "Currently, in the health care system, we're incentivized to take care of you when you're sick. The idea of value-based care is we're actually incentivized to keep you well," says Mark Moseley, MD, MHA, chief clinical offic.....



To have a heart institute with an academic flavor, with highly qualified researchers funded by the NIH, is going to be a major boost for this area. - Dr. Samuel Wickline, director for USF Health Heart Institute"


Patient and Community Centered Care

November 27, 2018

Current Events: Food Safety

Anyone who watches the news or scrolls through social media knows that reports of foodborne illnesses have been relentless over the last couple years. It seems that every other month, a new food product is being recalled. Chipotle Mexican Grill has been hit multiple times, with the most recent outbreak in August sickening over 700 customers. This outbreak in Ohio was due t.....


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 .....


August 15, 2018

Friedreich's Ataxia Clinical Trials, with Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz

The USF Health Ataxia Research Center is 1 of 11 centers that are a part of the Collaborative Clinical Research Network in Friedreich's Ataxia (CCRN in FA) funded by the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). This international network works togethers to advance treatments and clinical care for Friedreich's Ataxia patients. "Friedreich Ataxia is a neurodegenerative.....


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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