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UF Health opens Heart & Vascular, Neuromedicine hospitals in December

UF Health will expand on its mission of patient-centered care when the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital begin treating patients in December.

Josh Pickering

‘Help a Hero’

Josh Pickering, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior biochemistry major at the University of Florida has been awarded a Fall 2017 “Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship” by the Veterans […]

UF researchers link sepsis to poor long-term outcomes in ‘aged’ patients

Specifically, these patients can progress to a condition marked by chronic inflammation and muscle wasting, known as persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome, or PICS.

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University of Florida surgeons provide comprehensive surgical care, offering advanced surgical techniques and a wide-range of minimally invasive and endovascular procedures. Caring for patients at Shands at UF, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and Shands' outpatient surgery centers, UF surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary health-care team who collaborate to offer individualized patient care and the latest therapies. UF surgeons and scientists conduct research to improve surgical outcomes, advance treatments and expand knowledge about disease processes. They also train the surgical leaders of tomorrow.

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Other UF surgical care: Neurosurgery, Urology, Gynecology, Orthopaedics

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New protocol leads to significant drop in prescription narcotic use among colorectal surgery patients

New protocol leads to significant drop in prescription narcotic use among colorectal surgery patients

Nov 9th, 2017

A quality improvement initiative has led to a significant drop in narcotic pain medications prescribed to patients who undergo colorectal surgery at UF Health Shands Hospital.

In The News: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals have hybrid ORs that allow for better patient care

In The News: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals have hybrid ORs that allow for better patient care

Nov 6th, 2017

Sunlight streams into the new UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals through wall-to-wall windows. Artwork by locals like John Moran and hospital employees hang on the walls, and […]

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D., named chair of the UF Department of Surgery

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D., named chair of the UF Department of Surgery

Nov 1st, 2017

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D., has been selected as the new chair of the department of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine following a national search. He […]

University of Florida heart, surgery program at Halifax Health earns accreditation

Oct 23rd, 2017

The University of Florida Health Heart and Vascular Surgery Program at Halifax Health was granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Vascular Testing in the […]