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About Us

Welcome to the University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and part of one of the nation’s Top 10 public research universities.

UF Health represents the commitment of more than 26,500 employees to reach higher and farther, both translating scientific discoveries into patient care advances and implementing them to help people get back to living their best possible life.

About UF Health

We are unique for our diverse constellation of health colleges, centers, and institutes and our hospitals, faculty practices, and patient care programs.

Academic health centers make discoveries that lead to breakthroughs in patient care. Our patients are at the heart of all we do as we strive for the best possible clinical outcomes, quality, and safety among academic health centers nationally. We offer compassionate care with a focus on world-class outcomes for all, no matter how simple or complex their illness, and we offer hope — and results — for those who have been told elsewhere they have run out of options.

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 encompasses the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine; the UF Health Shands family of hospitals; UF Health Jacksonville medical center; UF Health North; and an academic campus in Jacksonville that is home to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and includes degree programs offered by the colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. It also includes primary care and specialty practices throughout North Central and Northeast Florida, as well as Southeast Georgia.

UF and UF Health attract skilled health professionals and staff from across the country. The dynamic university environment encourages business, career, and community growth and development. The UF Health network of hospitals and physician practices manages more than 3 million inpatient and outpatient visits each year and serves patients from all 67 Florida counties, from around the nation and from more than 30 countries.

UF Health Shands, UF Health’s private, not-for-profit hospital system based in Gainesville, includes seven hospitals:

  • UF Health Shands Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
  • UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

  • Patient care
  • Research
  • Education
  • Community service

Our Vision

Together we strive to create unstoppable momentum toward the goal of improving individual and community health through discovery, clinical and translational science and technology, exceptional education, and patient-centered, innovative, high-quality health care.

This is our vision as we harness The Power of Together.

Our Values

UF Health Values FlywheelAt UF Health, our core institutional values are centered around our commitment to our patients and our role in serving our communities:

  • Accountability
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Trust

Our determination drives us. We're problem solvers, working together to move medicine forward. Our researchers contribute to immediate or future breakthroughs that translate into practices that help people get back to living a quality-filled life. We aim to maximize the impact of state and federal funding for UF programs that advance biomedical, clinical, and population science; collaborate on interdisciplinary opportunities with partners across UF; bring scientific discovery and technology into commercial use to improve health for patients.

University of Florida Health Physicians, the large multispecialty faculty practice of the UF College of Medicine, offers access to more than 1,000 providers in over 100 specialty areas. We train graduates who excel and lead in clinical care, science, teaching, and community health. We aim to be a national model for professional medical education and to enhance the preeminence of graduate education.

Everything we do revolves around improving health and well-being for our patients, their families, and our communities.


Hospitality and service start with the way we support and treat each other. Our relationships with our teammates and staff in other departments set the tone for how we behave toward our patients and visitors. We will not be able to provide outstanding patient care if we do not support each other as UF Health colleagues. Health care can be a very high-stress environment. Working cooperatively with our colleagues in a supportive team environment is critical to our ability to provide safe, quality care, and attentive service. Every day, our individual actions contribute to our team’s morale, performance, and accomplishments.


Communication is the way we exchange information and make a personal connection that leads to excellent patient care and a positive experience for everyone at UF Health. Through communication we can be the best problem solvers, working together to move medicine forward.

Professionalism & Responsibility

As representatives of UF Health, we are ambassadors for an organization that stands for the best medicine has to offer. We serve patients who come to UF Health from throughout the Southeast, the nation, and many countries. Their entire experience — the service and hospitality we provide — should match the high quality of medical care they receive.

Our patients come to us because they trust our doctors, nurses, and clinical teams to provide the best, attentive, and compassionate care available.

Through our skills, knowledge, good decisions, and polite behaviors, each of us represents our world-class organization. Our customers’ perception of us shapes their experience.


Hospitality & Service

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do at UF Health. Our top priority is to provide the highest quality health care and the best possible experience for every patient, family member, and visitor who walks through our doors.

Hospitality and service are a state of mind — an approach that’s reflected in all our actions throughout the day. It starts with the way we support and treat each other as colleagues and internal customers. Our internal relationships create the foundation for how we serve those who trust us with their care. This internal commitment is highlighted by our recognition in Forbes’ listing of “America’s Best Employers.” UF Health placed 21st in’s 2017 “Best Places to Work” ranking of U.S. hospitals or health systems. In 2018, UF Health was named among the 100 “Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare. UF Health, including UF Health Shands Hospital, was one of only four in Florida to be ranked in the top 25.

Our commitment to delivering the highest-quality, safest patient care possible is reflected in our clinical outcomes and the national recognition we consistently earn among the nation’s Top 50 best adult and children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. UF Health Shands Hospital has the most ranked programs of any hospital in Florida. Hospitality and service are hallmarks of our patients’ experience. Our engaged employees operate with the belief that we can make a positive impact with every interaction to create an environment where people feel acknowledged, understood, safe, and valued.


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