University of South Florida Launches New Health Center Exclusively for Women

The University of South Florida has launched the Pamela Muma Women’s Health Center to provide women in the Tampa Bay region with high-quality primary and preventive care. The facility was made possible through a $2 million donation from philanthropist, Pamela Muma, who envisioned a better solution for women after experiencing her own personal challenges of navigating the healthcare system. Pam and her husband, Les Muma, are the university’s largest benefactors and have donated more than $56 million to the institution.

“This will be a godsend to women,” said Muma. “It’s been a dream of mine, a passion, to build a center of excellence that will treat the primary health care needs of women of all ages in a relaxing and comforting setting. This center will provide annual physicals and other services in one facility, where our goal is to provide same-day results for diagnostics and imaging.”

The new center features six spacious exam suites as well as spaces for doctors to review lab results and other medical information one-on-one with the patient. Members will be able to receive regular and after-hours access to a health care navigator and a physician who will be able to arrange diagnostic testing and same-day lab testing results, as well as expedite prescription orders.

USF Health is Tampa Bay’s only academic medical center and serves as the region’s leader in advanced multispecialty care. The new center expects to serve a full capacity of 600 to 700 patients.

“Pam not only envisioned creating a center of excellence for personalized and navigated women’s health care in the Tampa Bay region, she persevered in working with USF Health to make it a reality,” said Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. “I am confident this innovative center will prove to be a model worthy of national emulation. We are extremely grateful to both Pam and Les for their significant investment to advance women’s health and for their steadfast support of USF Health and the Morsani College of Medicine.”

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