• 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.

CAE VimedixAR with Microsoft HoloLens

July 13, 2018

Beginning in Fall 2018, the USF College of Nursing will incorporate an augmented reality ultrasound simulator into the classroom. The CAE VimedixAR with Microsoft HoloLens is “changing the way we study anatomy and physiology,” says Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the College of Nursing, senior associate vice presi.....


USF in Water Street Tampa

July 13, 2018

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Health Heart Institute is relocating to the heart of Water Street Tampa - the world’s first WELL-certified community under the WELL Community Standard. “This is really the dream of every dean of a medical school,” says Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for.....


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

August 24, 2018

Current Events: The Importance of Vaccinations

According to the Center for Disease Control, as of August 11, 2018, there have been 124 individual cases of measles confirmed in 22 states and the District of Colombia. Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine Professor at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Jose Montero, MD and Jill Roberts, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Public Health, ex.....


July 13, 2018

Teamwork is a Part of the Education at USF Health, with Dr. Terri Ashmeade

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists each go through different medical training programs to get their license, but in the real world, they still have to work together. “Both patient safety and quality improvement require us to work in teams,” says Terri Ashmeade, MD, division chief and professor of pediatrics at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “If we can get our.....


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.....


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Thomas McDonald, MD

“I’m particularly interested in figuring out why a certain cardiac condition runs in a family,” Dr. McDonald said, “and what we can do about subsequent generations to help them before they get into trouble and to prevent disease and its sequelae.”"



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Chief Clinical Officer, USF Health Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Morsani College of Medicine

Being a doctor or being in health care is wonderful. It's a great privilege, but it requires a lot of responsibility. There's a lot of delayed gratification and a lot of sacrifices, but they're for a really beneficial goal. "
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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