UF Health Shands Hospital

Magnet RecognitionEstablished in 1958, UF Health Shands Hospital, located in Gainesville, Fla., is a private, not-for-profit academic medical center that specializes in tertiary and quaternary care for critically ill patients.

UF Health Shands Hospital offers some of the most comprehensive medical services and is one of the Southeast’s leading referral medical centers. It continually receives recognition as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S.News & World Report because of its dedication to patient care, education and research.

Areas of excellence at UF Health Shands Hospital include cancer, cardiovascular, neurology, neurosurgical and transplant services and pediatric services at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. UF Health Shands Hospital operates a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and one of Florida’s four regional burn centers. It is also one of only 15 Agency for HealthCare Administration-designated stroke centers in the state and the only one in north central Florida.

UF Health Shands Hospital has 852 beds. It serves more than 30,000 inpatients and has more than 1 million outpatient and clinic visits each year. Approximately 800 UF faculty physicians practice in 100 areas of specialty care.


  • Beds: 852
  • Founded: 1958
  • Specialty: 100+ Medical Specialties