About Us

Welcome to UF Health

Welcome from David S. Guzick

Welcome to University of Florida Health, which takes the place of UF&Shands as the “umbrella” name that encompasses our hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida.

Through the years, the name UF&Shands came to represent the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands health care system. Our transition to UF Health is a natural next step for our organization.

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About Our Academic Health Center

About Us

UF Health encompasses the University of Florida Health Science Center – the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center – and the Shands family of hospitals and services.

With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, six research institutes, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.

Who We Are

UF Health includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, which includes both a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses six research institutes: the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the Institute on Aging and the Emerging Pathogens Institute.

The full spectrum of patient-care services is provided through Shands, which is UF’s private, not-for-profit affiliate. The Shands family of hospitals and programs includes two teaching hospitals as well as two specialty hospitals:

UF Health includes two specialty inpatient facilities — UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Florida Recovery Center — as well as a home-health agency — UF Health Shands HomeCare. UF Health, the umbrella name under which UF and Shands work in close collaboration, also offers more than 80 UF physician outpatient practices located throughout north central and northeast Florida.

UF Health Physicians

Approximately 1,500 University of Florida faculty and community physicians on our medical staff provide care in more than 100 specialty and subspecialty medical areas, from primary care to highly complex care, including cancer specialties, heart care, women and children's services, neuromedicine specialties and transplant services. Patients come to UF Health from all 67 Florida counties, throughout the nation and more than a dozen countries each year.

The multidisciplinary teams of UF physicians, along with approximately 12,000 Shands employees and more than 1,000 volunteers, contribute to our health system's excellent reputation for quality care and service.

Health Science Center

The Health Science Center encompasses the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Veterinary Medical Hospitals and an academic campus in Jacksonville offering graduate education programs in medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

Centers and Institutes

The UF Academic Health Center is a world leader in interdisciplinary research, generating 52% of UF's total research awards. Apart from the flurry of research activities in the UF Academic Health Center colleges, six major health-related research centers and institutes are designed to create synergies and collaborative research opportunities. Research activities at the Health Science Center reflect a depth of purpose by focusing on the translational nature of biomedical research following the continuum from fundamental research to clinical research to patient care.