UF Health Leadership

UF Health is a vital resource for Florida, the Southeast and beyond. Health care experts from throughout our hospitals and clinical programs, academic colleges and research centers and institutes collaborate to move medicine forward with a shared vision and strategic plan called “The Power of Together.”

Our faculty and staff provide high-quality, safe and efficient health care services to patients with a focus on excellent clinical outcomes; stimulating educational programs and opportunities for students, residents and fellows; and innovative scientific research that fosters new discoveries.

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Governance

University of Florida Health (“UF Health”) is the University of Florida’s academic health center. UF Health headquarters is located in Gainesville, on property adjacent to the UF main campus, with programs throughout Gainesville and north central Florida and another academic campus in Jacksonville.

Board of Directors for UF Health Shands Hospital — Gainesville

UF Health Shands refers to Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics Inc., a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation affiliated with UF. The Gainesville-based hospital system has a total of 1,162 licensed beds. With 1,162 total beds, it is staffed by 1,004 UF College of Medicine faculty physicians, 893 medical residents and fellows, as well as 13,461 UF Health Shands employees. It includes:

UF Health Shands is governed by an independent board of directors. The statutorily designated chair of the UF Health Shands Hospital board is the president of UF, who has delegated this chair role as well as all appointment powers for all members of the UF Health Shands Hospital board to the UF senior vice president for health affairs as his designee. The UF Health Shands CEO reports to the UF senior vice president for health affairs, as do the deans for the UF colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. The UF senior vice president for health affairs reports directly to the UF president, Dr. Kent Fuchs.

Board of Directors for UF Health Jacksonville

UF Health Jacksonville is the academic health center’s Jacksonville location, with a total of 695 licensed beds. UF Health Jacksonville is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation affiliated with UF. It is staffed by 465 UF College of Medicine faculty physicians and 360 residents and fellows, in addition to 4,047 UF Health Jacksonville employees and 641 University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians Inc. employees. UF Health Jacksonville’s downtown campus includes 603 licensed beds, a Level I trauma center, E.R., emergency transport team and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Its newest campus, UF Health North, houses 92 licensed beds and a medical complex with an E.R., outpatient surgery, imaging services, a birth center and physician offices.

It operates under a statutorily defined governance structure in which the UF senior vice president for health affairs as the UF president’s designee chairs the independent board and appoints most of the UF Health Jacksonville board members. The College of Medicine – Jacksonville dean, who also serves as CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, reports to the UF senior vice president for health affairs.