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Leading the way toward efficiency, effectiveness

As UF Health’s reputation flourishes, demand for our services continues to rise. A coalition of executive leaders and staff are working together to address key quality and patient experience measures amid the steadily increasing number of patients.

Fall 2016

Randy Harmatz

In the Q with Randy Harmatz, chief quality officer

Chief Quality Officer Randy Harmatz, M.B.A., talks about how our team of interpreters is a vital link to ensuring patient safety.

The UF Health Shands Hospital infection control team includes (front row, from left): Nicole M. Iovine, M.D., Ph.D., hospital epidemiologist;and Infection Control practitioners Elizabeth Tremblay, M.P.H., C.I.C, C.P.H.; Nicole Hilliard, M.T., B.S.; Pat Nelson, R.N., B.S., and Kim Browning, R.N., B.S.N. (Back row, from left), Jonh Delano,M.P.H, Infection Control practitioner; Kartik Cherabuddi, M.D., hospital epidemiologist; Scott Brown, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., Infection Control director; Anthony P. Cannella, M.D., hospital epidemiologist; Deena Schuman, R.N., B.S.N., Infection Control practitioner.

Quality Leaders: The infection control team

In the world of infection control, success starts with vigilant surveillance.


‘K cards’ put focus on safety

A small, laminated card is having a big effect on patient safety at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.