Life at UF Health Shands

If you’re ready to do the best work of your life, UF Health Shands hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville can help you achieve your goals.

We’re also respected throughout the nation as a leader in breakthrough procedures and leading-edge technologies. The UF Health Shands team has a reputation for changing people’s lives and building relationships that reach far beyond our walls. We are committed to improving health, and subsequently the quality of life, for the individuals we serve.

Located in north central Florida, UF Health Shands hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville make up one of the most prominent and well-respected health systems in the entire Southeast. Our area is home to vibrant families, respected scholars, musicians, museums, fresh air and fresh ideas.

Join us now in enjoying a supportive, participative and collaborative culture in a community that will bring out the best in you.


Here at UF Health Shands hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville, diversity refers to all the ways in which people differ and how those differences affect the way we think and act. By managing and valuing diversity, our goal is to create an environment that ensures all employees and customers are respected and included.

Our Mission

  • To provide excellent patient care
  • To collaborate on improving community health
  • To create an environment that supports education and research in the health sciences

Shands Benefits

Our Vision and Values

Together we 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. This is our vision as we move Forward Together.


Tobacco Free Together

As a responsible health care organization, we are committed to preventing disease. We feel it’s important to promote an environment that supports wellness and disease prevention as well as medical treatment. We also have a commitment to providing our staff and students with a healthy work and learning environment. For the health and well-being of our patients, visitors and employees, no smoking or tobacco use is permitted anywhere on UF Health Science Center or UF Health Shands-owned or -operated campuses.

Tobacco-Free Together is about making healthy choices for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. Please join us in taking this step toward a healthier tomorrow!