Making the grade - UF Health Shands makes list of 100 Great Hospitals in America

UF Health Shands HospitalBecker’s Healthcare has named UF Health Shands among its 2018 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

The organizations included are nationally recognized for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction, as well as patient satisfaction and industry innovation, according to Becker’s.

“Our physicians and hospital staff are passionate about delivering the best possible medical care and results for our patients. Their skill, dedication and compassionate service is at the heart of all our accomplishments and continual progress,” said CEO Ed Jimenez, who leads the Gainesville-based network of hospitals and associated outpatient programs.

To be included among those recognized, Becker’s looks at the hospitals’ rankings in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals listings and their nationally reported patient outcomes data.

UF Health Shands is also included in Becker’s 2018 Top Places to Work in Healthcare for supporting workforce diversity, staff engagement and professional growth. In addition to having multiple adult and pediatric specialties included among the nation’s best by U.S. News, UF Health Shands has Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nursing profession’s top honor for quality patient care and nursing practice.

The publications produced by Chicago-based Becker’s Healthcare include Becker’s Hospital Review, a monthly report geared toward high-level leaders of hospitals and health systems, as well as other trade publications and reports.

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