Welcome to UF Health
Welcome to University of Florida Health, which takes the place of UF&Shands as the “umbrella” name that encompasses our hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida.
Through the years, the name UF&Shands came to represent the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands health care system. Our transition to UF Health is a natural next step for our organization.
About Our Academic Health Center
UF Health encompasses the University of Florida Health Science Center – the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center – and the Shands family of hospitals and services.
With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, six research institutes, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. 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 includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, which includes both a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses six research institutes: the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.
The full spectrum of patient-care services is provided through Shands, which is UF’s private, not-for-profit affiliate. The Shands family of hospitals and programs includes two teaching hospitals as well as two specialty hospitals:
- UF Health Shands Hospital
- UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
- UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
- UF Health Jacksonville
- UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital
UF Health includes two specialty inpatient facilities — UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Florida Recovery Center — as well as a home-health agency — UF Health Shands HomeCare. UF Health, the umbrella name under which UF and Shands work in close collaboration, also offers more than 80 UF physician outpatient practices located throughout north central and northeast Florida.