UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, nationally recognized and a cornerstone of the UF Health Shands campus, provides care in more than 20 pediatric specialties. It is also home to the UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R. – the community’s first emergency department devoted to caring for children who are acutely ill or injured. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides care for the kids of our community and the state of Florida and is a major destination center for pediatric patients from all over the United States and overseas who require specialized attention for complex medical problems.
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is committed to providing high quality, compassionate, leading-edge care for children and families. As a leader in care, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is honored to be recognized as a nationally ranked hospital in four pediatric specialties: diabetes & endocrinology (10th), pulmonology & lung surgery (24th), cardiology and heart surgery (26th), neonatology (35th).
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital represents the only quaternary care academic pediatric center in North Florida. The children’s hospital has 208 beds, including a fully equipped pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is part of the Children's Miracle Network's alliance of premier hospitals for children.
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is also a member of the Children’s Hospital Association, formerly known as the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. The Children’s Hospital Association advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of pediatric care. Representing 223 children’s hospitals, the Association is the voice of pediatric hospitals nationally. It champions public policies that enable hospitals to better serve children and is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics, driving improved clinical and operational performance of member hospitals.
Pediatric Progress Report
Welcome to the University of Florida Health Pediatric Progress Report, where we share news and updates from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Read more about what makes our pediatric programs unique and the progress we have made in the past year as we strive to offer our patients the highest-quality care as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. We hope you will appreciate our digital format, which is best viewed using Firefox or Chrome from a PC or Safari from a Mac.
Related conditions & treatments
- Cellular and Molecular Therapy
- Critical Care Medicine (PICU)
- Emergency Medicine
- Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
- General Pediatrics
- Genetics and Metabolism
- Hospital Medicine
- Immunology & Rheumatology
- Infectious Diseases
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Sleep Medicine
Meeting your health care needs
UF Health offers day-of, on-site imaging services in a qualified medical center.
Meds to beds is a bedside free service designed with your convenience in mind. Our meds to beds program allows a pharmacist to deliver your medications to you prior to your discharge from the hospital.
Full-service, on-site lab services and testing for your convenience.
Safe, effective medical and surgical techniques designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding during a procedure.
Accepts most prescription plans; competitive prices; on-site.
Exceptional, individualized, compassionate and evidence-based midwifery care.
For your convenience and peace of mind
Aids and services are available to help people with disabilities communicate effectively.
Many of UF Health's properties have various branch ATMs and/or branch offices.
Baby-changing stations are available in many of UF Health's restrooms.
Friends and family can send messages to any UF Health patient through the CareMail service.
Options include Opus Coffee and Starbucks in the hospital atriums.
Patients and guests get free wireless internet access at UF Health hospitals.
The Garden of Hope, Sun Terrace, and other spaces help patients and families relax.
Gender-neutral, public restrooms are located throughout UF Health's properties.
The Gift Stops offer a wide variety of gifts and products for patients and families.
UF Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English.
You can download a form or call (352) 594-0909 to have medical records mailed or faxed.
Notary services are available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smoking, chewing tobacco, or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited on UF Health properties.
Social workers are part of the patient's care team and work with medical staff and nurses.
In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth care via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.
In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth visits via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.