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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

Published: November 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

Published: November 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

Published: November 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

Published: October 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 […]

Halifax Health, University of Florida Health partner on kidney transplant program

Published: October 9th, 2017

Halifax Health and University of Florida Health joined efforts to enhance Halifax Health Medical Center’s nine-year-old kidney transplant program.

TV 20 Medical Spotlight: Danger of sepsis in hospitals

Published: September 28th, 2017

Alicia Mohr, M.D., FACS, FCC, an associate professor in the division of acute care surgery in the UF College of Medicine, talks about the dangers of sepsis and what can […]

Timely treatment of lesions that may cause anal cancer can cut risk, mortality by 80 percent, UF study shows

Published: September 26th, 2017

A study led by a University of Florida researcher offers recommendations for treating the lesions in a high-risk group that could lower patients’ risk of developing anal cancer by 80 […]

Read the Summer 2017 issue of The Stitch

Published: August 31st, 2017

Medicare approval opens door for more adult kidney transplants in Pensacola region

Medicare approval opens door for more adult kidney transplants in Pensacola region

Published: August 30th, 2017

The kidney transplant program at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, a collaboration with University of Florida Health, has received Medicare approval.

Michael J. Walters, M.D., joins division of acute care surgery

Published: August 29th, 2017

Michael J. Walters, MD, has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of acute care surgery. Walters earned his medical degree from […]