UF Health Shands Hospital

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.

We are unique nationally in the breadth of health-related colleges, centers and institutes present on our Gainesville campus, coupled with the strength of the UF Health Shands hospital system. Moreover, UF Health at Jacksonville offers an array of teaching and patient care opportunities, and a future that holds untapped potential to excel in clinical and translational research. In fact, our reach extends throughout the state — we serve patients from every county in Florida, and from throughout the Southeast and beyond.


UF Health Shands Hospital consistently earns top-50 rankings in the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Hospitals report. In the 2014-15 report, it was recognized in three specialties: nephrology (25th nationally); cardiology and heart surgery (41st nationally); and pulmonology (47th nationally).

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital was recognized among the nation’s best in seven medical specialties in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: diabetes and endocrinology (14th nationally), which ranked highest in the state; cardiology and heart surgery (27th nationally); gastroenterology and GI surgery (34th nationally); pulmonology (35th nationally); neonatology (36th nationally); nephrology (41st nationally)and cancer (41st nationally), which is ranked highest in the state.