UF Health System

Image: UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, Gainesville, Florida
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital in Gainesville, Florida

UF Health is the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and part of the University of Florida, one of the nation’s Top 10 public research universities. The system is 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. And our patients are at the heart of everything we do. 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.

UF Health encompasses the Gainesville-based 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. 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.

Our determination drives us. We're problem solvers, working together to move medicine forward.

Image: UF Health Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
UF Health Jacksonville in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

As a premier destination, our thriving patient care, education, research and outreach programs support community growth through positive economic impact and significantly improve the quality of life for Florida residents. Our two hubs — in Gainesville and in Jacksonville — are home to more than 26,500 faculty, staff and residents.

UF and UF Health attract skilled health professionals and staff from across the country. The dynamic university environment encourages business and community growth and development, and offers innumerable career opportunities. UF Health’s robust strategic alliances with hospitals and health care providers throughout the state not only bring our medical experts, graduate programs and patient care services to other areas where they are needed, but they also create strong referral patterns for residents from other areas to visit or even relocate for our hospitals and outpatient programs, where we provide care for patients with the most complex conditions. In these ways, UF Health is poised to expand as a preferred destination for health care, education and training, and scientific research in the health sciences.