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Why UF Health Shands Hospital
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.
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.
UF Health Shands Hospital consistently earns top-50 rankings in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report. In the 2019-20 report, UF Health Shands Hospital was recognized in seven adult specialties: Cancer (#42), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#40), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#40), Geriatrics (#37), Nephrology (#24), Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#44), and Urology (#24). In addition, UF Health Shands Hospital earned high-performing recognition in Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. UF Health Shands Children's Hospital was recognized among the nation’s best in five children’s specialties in the 2019-20 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: Cancer (#25), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#11), Diabetes and Endocrinology (#19), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#42), and Pulmonology & Lung Surgery (#22).
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.
“The administrative residency at UF Health Shands Hospital provided a diverse experience full of projects, shadowing, and other opportunities that complemented the recent completion of my MHA. Throughout the year, I gained leadership skills under direct mentorship from Ed Jimenez, as well as organizational understanding via unlimited access in the hospital and executive level meetings. The combination of Shands’ warm culture and constant growth allows for welcomed participation in almost every aspect of healthcare – which will be sure to create an unforgettable year!”
Britta McCombie, Administrative Resident 2018-2019