Nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 9,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions.
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital has been recognized among the nation’s best hospitals in six adult medical specialties. Overall, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized as one of the best hospitals in Florida. In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in six specialties, UF Health Shands Hospital also was listed as “high performing” in nine specialties, including gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics, heart failure, hip & knee replacements, and lung cancer surgery.
The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology.
UF Health Shands Hospital’s specialty programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings.
Patients and Visitors
UF Health Shands Hospital provides many services and amenities for its patients, their families and visitors. Refer to our Patient and Visitor's Guide for information on admissions, planning your visit, places to eat, and information of discharge and billing and insurance.
UF Health is Baby-Friendly
UF Health Shands Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the state of Florida to receive the Baby-Friendly designation, an international initiative that aims to improve breastfeeding support for new mothers sponsored by UNICEF.
About the Hospital
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospital rankings UF Health Shands Hospital was among the nation’s best in seven specialties:
- Cancer (46th)
- Cardiology and heart surgery (42nd)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (28th)
- Nephrology (13th)
- Neurology & Neurosurgery (40th)
- Pulmonology (29th)
- Urology (37th)
Centers of Emphasis
UF Health Shands Hospital Centers of Emphasis include:
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Shands Hospital , please contact 352-265-0111.
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Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
UF Health is tobacco-free
Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.