UF Health Shands Executive Team

UF Health Shands is based in Gainesville. It includes a teaching hospital, UF Health Shands Hospital, which also includes UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital; two specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital; a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers; and a home health agency. Two additional specialty hospitals opened in December 2017, the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital.

UF Health Shands is affiliated with more than 55 UF Health Physicians primary care and specialty medical practices located throughout North Central Florida. UF Health Shands Hospital is also home to a state-designated Level I trauma center, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a regional burn center and an emergency air and ground transport program.

Ed Jiminez

Ed Jimenez,
M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer
UF Health Shands

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Irene Alexaitis

Irene Alexaitis,
D.N.P., R.N., NEA-BC

Vice President Nursing and Patient Services
UF Health Shands

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Marina Cecchini

Marina Cecchini,
M.B.A.

Administrator
UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital

Janet Christie

Janet Christie, M.B.A.
 

Senior Vice President
Human Resources
UF Health Shands

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Parker Gibbs

Parker Gibbs,
M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
UF Health Shands

Jim Kelly

James J. Kelly, Jr., CPA
 

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
UF Health Shands

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Bradley Pollitt

Bradley Pollitt,
A.I.A

Vice President Facilities
Development

UF Health Shands

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James Roberts

James Roberts,
J.D.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
UF Health Shands 

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