University of Florida Health, a medical network associated with the University of Florida, is the Southeast’s largest and most comprehensive academic medical center and part of one of the nation’s Top 10 public research universities. UF Health’s diverse constellation of health colleges, centers and institutes, hospitals, faculty practices and patient care programs strives to optimize its collective expertise to improve patient care, education, discovery and the health of the community.
The primary clinical facilities for UF Health, located in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Starke, and Lake City, Florida, include nine hospitals with 2,200 licensed beds. UF Health’s clinical strengths are in cancer, neurosciences, aging, gene therapy, psychiatry, addiction medicine, transplantation, and children’s services. UF Health Shands, the primary on-site teaching hospital at UF, serves a variety of inpatients and outpatients, including those receiving diagnostic and therapeutic oncology care and emergency and trauma services.
UF Health’s academic Health Science Center includes six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus, along with major research centers and institutes. UF and UF Health also have an inpatient physical rehabilitation facility, an inpatient behavioral health facility, and 12 home health care agencies. Faculty provide care in more than 100 specialty and subspecialty areas, including heart care, women’s and children’s services, neuromedicine and transplant services. The academic health center is a world leader in interdisciplinary research, generating 52% of UF’s total research awards. Research activities focus on the translational nature of biomedical research, following the continuum from fundamental research to clinical research to patient care.
The UF College of Medicine has attained national leadership in research related to the brain and spine, cancer, diabetes, drug design, genetics, and organ transplantation. The college has more than 350K square feet of research laboratory space in more than 20 buildings on campus, including the Cancer & Genetics Research Complex (2006), one of the largest research buildings in Florida. The college is home to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which operates with funding from the National Institutes of Health and provides an interdisciplinary hub for generating cutting edge clinical and translational research as well as support and infrastructure to carry out major grant-based initiatives. OneFlorida+ leads its operations out of the UF CTSI.
Affiliated health systems include
- UF Health Jacksonville, which includes the 528-bed University Medical Center and the Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT), which serves as a hub for groundbreaking research on aging in Northeast Florida.
- UF Health Central Florida provides inpatient acute hospital services at UF Health Leesburg Hospital and UF Health The Villages® Hospital, inpatient rehabilitation services at UF Health The Villages® Rehabilitation Hospital, adult inpatient psychiatric services at UF Health Leesburg Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Center, and diagnostic laboratory services at several locations.
- The Villages Health (TVH), a combined family and multi-specialty medical group that delivers patient-centered health care to more than 55,000 patients in The Villages community.
- The UF Health Precision Health Research Center, which focuses on advancing science that facilitates our ability to predict, prevent, and cure health problems that impact health and wellness in late-life in a customized and personal way at the individual and community levels.
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