• 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.

Striving to Be the Best in the Region with Richard J. Sobieray

August 07, 2017

The USF Health practice plan is transforming itself. Sobieray says USF Health Care and its business practice is actively improving and modernizing to help advance quality patient care. Change is tough, but it can happen when working together toward the same common goal. Mr. Sobieray says the community, the physicians and th.....


Providing the Best Patient Care with Dr. Charles J. Lockwood

July 17, 2017

USF Health is committed to taking optimal care of patients. To do this, Dr. Lockwood says the goal is to thoroughly address patients’ concerns in a positive and consistent manner. It’s important to treat patients with evidence-based medicine that improves outcomes while lowering costs.   Electronic Health .....


Outstanding Experience for our Patients with Dr. Edmund Funai

July 17, 2017

A large portion of health care value is embedded in the patient experience. Dr. Funai says each person who interacts with patients becomes part of the overall experience of care. USF Health encourages all health care professionals, at every touch point, to make warm and human connections with patients.     .....


Dan Vukmer, Senior Associate Dean, Morsani College of Medicine

This will be a very new and interesting venture for USF Health."


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.....


July 17, 2017

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 part of the effort to implement change for improvement......


September 30, 2016

Charles Edwards, MD, on Patient Care

Closely huddled by attentive residents and students, USF physician Charles Edwards, MD, performs his daily rounds of patients inside Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Edwards is a hospitalist and as such, he and his team care for hospitalized patients until they are well enough to be discharged. Patient stays range anywhere from 12 hours to many months. Regardless of stay len.....


University of South Florida


“If we could help physicians get patients with atrial fibrillation to long-term normal sinus rhythm, and perhaps increase the ability to take them off blood thinners, it would be a significant improvement. "



University of South Florida


Chief Operating Officer at USF Health, Vice Dean for Administrational at the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Strategic Development at the USF System

You have to take care of the team that provides the care so that they can provide the best care."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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