Why UF Health Shands Hospital

Our Vision

The vision of UF Health Shands Hospital is to 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. As part of the University of Florida, we have an exceptional set of resources in health care services and the sciences, and an extraordinarily talented faculty and staff committed to the goal of making UF Health Shands Hospital truly great across our missions of patient care, teaching, research and community service.

Our Staff

Nearly 1,200 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 13,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions. The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology. Most services are supported by top notch administrative talent, of which the hospital could not function without.

Our Recognition

UF Health Shands Hospital consistently earns top-50 rankings in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report. In the 2020-21 report, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized in nine adult specialties: Cancer (#33), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#34), ENT (#25), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#45), Geriatrics (#33), Nephrology (#33), Orthopedics (#45), Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#37), and Urology (#17). In addition, UF Health Shands Hospital earned high-performing recognition in Neurology & Neurosurgery. UF Health Shands Children's Hospital was recognized among the nation’s best in three children’s specialties in the 2020-21 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#12), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#22), and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#27).

Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of UF Health Shands Hospital’s immense resources and learn from seasoned executive leaders. Past administrative residents and fellows were exceptionally prepared for their current positions, and attribute their experience here at UF Health Shands Hospital for their career success.


"During my time as a UF Health Shands Administrative fellow, I had the opportunity to work on meaningful projects, make life-long connections, and learn to become a better leader. Each day of the fellowship is different, and whether you are shadowing, working on projects, or observing leaders, you will always be doing something new. Ed Jimenez is truly invested in the fellowship and challenges you to grow both professionally and personally. As a fellow, you are treated as part of the team and get the chance to work on projects with leaders across the organization. UF Health Shands is a great place to learn and start your career!"

Kelsey Taylor, Administrative Fellow 2019-2020

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