About Us

Welcome to University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and part of one of the nation’s Top 10 public research universities.

UF Health represents the commitment of more than 26,500 employees to reach higher and farther, both translating scientific discoveries into patient care advances and implementing them to help people get back to living their best possible life.


About UF Health

Helicopter flying around UF Health ShandsWe are unique for our diverse constellation of health colleges, centers and institutes and our hospitals, faculty practices and patient care programs.

Academic health centers make discoveries that lead to breakthroughs in patient care. Our patients are at the heart of all we do as we strive for the best possible clinical outcomes, quality and safety among academic health centers nationally. We offer compassionate care with a focus on world-class outcomes for all, no matter how simple or complex their illness, and we offer hope — and results — for those who have been told elsewhere they have run out of options.

Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.


Who We Are

UF Health encompasses the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine; the UF Health Shands family of hospitals; UF Health Jacksonville medical center; UF Health North; and an academic campus in Jacksonville that is home to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and includes degree programs offered by the colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. It also includes primary care and specialty practices throughout North Central and Northeast Florida, as well as Southeast Georgia.
UF and UF Health attract skilled health professionals and staff from across the country. The dynamic university environment encourages business, career, and community growth and development. The UF Health network of hospitals and physician practices manages more than 3 million inpatient and outpatient visits each year and serves patients from all 67 Florida counties, from around the nation and from more than 30 countries.

Rainbow over UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

UF Health Shands, UF Health’s private, not-for-profit hospital system based in Gainesville, includes seven hospitals:

  • UF Health Shands Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
  • UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital

For more information on UF Health and how we achieve our goals, visit our Destination UF Health page.