About Us

Welcome to UF Health

Welcome from David S. Guzick

Welcome to University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, which encompasses our hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida.

UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and UF Health Shands health care system.

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About UF Health

About Us

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

With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, nine research institutes and centers, 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 has a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses nine research institutes and centers: the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the UF Diabetes Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Institute for Child Health Policy, the UF Institute on Aging and the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona.

UF Health also provides the full spectrum of patient-care services through its family of hospitals and clinical programs, which includes two teaching hospitals and two specialty hospitals:

UF Health also includes the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, which has inpatient and outpatient facilities for patients undergoing treatment for addiction, and a home-health agency, UF Health Shands HomeCare. In addition, UF Health offers dozens of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida.

UF Health Physicians

Approximately 1,300 UF College of Medicine 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 UF Health Shands and UF Health Jacksonville employees and more than 800 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 animal hospitals and an academic campus in Jacksonville offering graduate education programs in medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

Hospitals

With a combined 996 licensed beds, UF Health Shands Hospital’s Gainesville facilities include UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital. It also operates the health system’s two specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. The Jacksonville campus includes UF Health Jacksonville, with 695 licensed beds.

Centers and Institutes

The UF academic health center is a world leader in interdisciplinary research and consistently generates more than 50 percent of UF's total research awards. In addition to the numerous research activities conducted by the UF Health colleges, nine 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.