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Health System Facts and Figures

UF Health Hospitals

  • Patients served through Admissions: 78,151
  • Emergency Room visits: 153,371
  • Hospital outpatient visits: 929,105
  • Emergency transports (with Shands own ground and air vehicles): 2,517
  • Licensed beds: 1,668
  • Employees: 12,270
  • Nurses: more than 3,500
  • Volunteers: 1,834

Hospital and Health System Facts and Figures

UF Health Shands Hospital

  • Established 1958
  • Includes UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Children's Hospital
  • Areas of excellence in cancer specialties, heart care, women and children's services, neuromedicine specialties and transplant services.
  • Approximately 800 UF faculty physicians practice in about 100 areas of specialty care
  • Operates a state-designated Level I Trauma Center that treats more than 2,000 patients a year
  • Operates a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Operates one of Florida’s four regional burn centers
  • Neuro ICU has highly specialized physician care expertise in neurosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery, vascular, neurology, critical care medicine, epileptology and neuroradiology
  • Consistently ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital in several specialties annually designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration; and certified as a Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission; received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award
  • Awarded a 2012 silver Medal of Honor the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • LifeQuest, Shands Organ Recovery Service, received the 2012 silver Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA).
  • ShandsCair provides emergency ground and air transport for patients and includes a special flight team for neonatal transports
  • UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital opened in November 2009. The 500,000-square-foot facility includes 192 private rooms for a variety of inpatients including those receiving diagnostic and therapeutic oncology services. UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital also includes the state-of-the-art UF HEalth Shands Trauma Center, which houses emergency and trauma services including north central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center. Experts can treat up to 100,000 emergency patients a year

UF Health Jacksonville

  • Established 1870
  • Areas of excellence include the Cardiovascular Center and Neuroscience Institute
  • Approximately 400 UF faculty physicians practice in about 75 areas of specialty care
  • Operates the area’s only state-designated Level I Trauma Center that treats more than 4,000 patients a year
  • Operates a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Operates one of three Florida-based Poison Information Centers
  • UF’s heart surgery program earned a three-star rating, the highest standard from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, for being among the nation’s top 12 percent
  • Designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Health Care Administration; and certified as a Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission; received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award
  • Awarded a 2012 gold Medal of Honor the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • LifeQuest, Shands Organ Recovery Service, received the 2012 silver Medal of Honor for Organ Donation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Operates the UF Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research, one of 40 non-military simulation labs in the nation
  • Operates TraumaOne, which provides emergency ground and air transport for patients and includes a special team for neonatal transports
  • Shands Jacksonville and the UF Proton Therapy Institute offer patients the world’s most advanced forms of external beam radiation in one setting using the latest conventional radiation equipment and proton beam

UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital

  • Established 1987
  • North central Florida’s only inpatient rehabilitation hospital
  • UF and community physicians provide comprehensive medical rehabilitation care and treatment
  • Comprehensive inpatient services include physical medicine, psychological rehabilitation and occupational, recreational, physical and speech therapies
  • Outpatient services
  • Designated by the Florida Department of Health as a Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program facility

UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital

  • Established 1987
  • Behavioral-health and substance-abuse facility
  • UF faculty physicians provide inpatient and outpatient services
  • Comprehensive adult, child and adolescent psychiatry programs
  • Services include treatment for substance abuse, memory disorders, anxiety, depression and a wide range of other conditions
  • The UF Health Florida Recovery Center offers alcohol- and substance abuse-treatment programs for impaired professionals 

UF Health Shands Rehab Centers

  • UF Health rehabilitation teams specialize in adult and pediatric outpatient services, including occupational and physical therapy; spine and neurological rehabilitation; hand therapy; movement disorders treatments; post-radiation lymphodema management; and other services at locations around Gainesville
  • A sports-rehabilitation team helps athletes return to action through rehabilitation and conditioning
  • Pediatric therapists provide outpatient services to help children lead healthy and more active lives

UF Health Shands HomeCare and Shands Jacksonville Home Health

  • Serves 17 counties in north central and northeast Florida
  • UF Health Shands HomeCare and Shands Jacksonville Home Health agencies offer diverse support services and assistance, from skilled nursing and therapy to homemaker services. Many of these services are covered under health insurance plans and Medicare.

UF Health Physician Practices

  • Multispecialty group practices based in Gainesville and Jacksonville
  • UF faculty physicians provide outpatient care in more than 80 UF practices
  • Services range from primary care and family medicine to complex, subspecialized care
  • UF faculty physicians also treat patients at UF Health hospitals, offer second opinions, conduct breakthrough medical research, educate tomorrow’s doctors and consult with medical colleagues from across the country on complex cases
  • Many UF physicians are recognized by their peers among America’s Top Doctors for providing unsurpassed levels of care