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UF Health is proud to be building a better future for our community. That’s why, in 2018, we will open the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital in Gainesville. These hospitals will feature the latest innovations in medical technology and hospital design, giving rise to the Southeast’s most advanced home for the care of patients with heart, vascular and neurological illnesses.
The UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital will occupy the south tower of the building and will include 120 beds. The hospital’s leaders include:
- Juan Aranda, Jr, MD, FACC chief of cardiovascular medicine
- Thomas Beaver, MD, MPH, chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
- Thomas Huber, MD, PhD, chief of vascular surgery and endovascular surgery
Key features patients can expect:
- Design characteristics that improve patient safety and health care.
- A carefully planned entrance that allows for optimal traffic flow.
- Improved navigation and wayfinding.
- Cardiovascular specialists consolidated in one location to improve care and speed recovery time.
- Conveniently located and centralized cardiology and cardiovascular surgery offices for pre- and postoperative appointments.
- 48 cardiovascular and vascular medicine/surgical care patient rooms and 72 ICU patient rooms — all private to enhance privacy and recovery.
- 20 heart and vascular exam rooms.
- Heart Station with four vascular rooms, six echocardiogram rooms, two TEE rooms, three treadmill rooms and one EKG/Holter room.
- Two cath labs, three EP labs and one TEE/cardioversion procedure room.
- Five heart and vascular general ORs and three heart and vascular hybrid ORs, featuring flexible diagnostic and surgical setups.