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2019 Quality Hero Awards

Published: Apr 5th, 2019

At the 2019 Heroes Recognition Dinner for Patient Safety and Quality Week, faculty, residents and staff were recognized for their attention to creating a safe and clean environment. UF Department […]

UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital

UF Health performed Florida-record 70 lung transplants in 2018, maintaining excellent patient outcomes

Published: Mar 6th, 2019

UF Health’s stature as one of the nation’s leading lung transplant centers continued to grow in 2018 as its surgeons and supporting personnel performed a Florida-record 70 transplants, surpassing the […]


Pediatric and adult ECMO program earns international award

Published: Aug 7th, 2018

UF Health teams who operate unique machines that help keep patients alive at their most vulnerable moments have been honored with an international award for excellence.

UF Health Lung ICU Opens

UF Health Ramps Up Lung ICU

Published: Aug 7th, 2018

Lung patients in the region may soon be able to breathe easier, literally. University of Florida Health is ramping up its new thoracic and vascular intensive care unit, which surgeons […]

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

Published: Dec 29th, 2017

For most of his career as a lineman with Duke Energy, David Goff has climbed tall utility poles to inspect and repair high-voltage wires. It is a tough job that […]

Josh Pickering

‘Help a Hero’

Published: Oct 12th, 2017

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 […]

Robin Thomas was the first patient at UF Health to receive a pair of lungs placed on the XVIVO system.

General surgery resident receives research grant from the American Lung Association

Published: Aug 1st, 2017

David Hall, M.D., a fifth-year general surgery resident in the University of Florida College of Medicine, has received a grant through the American Lung Association for research that could significantly […]

Extending a life with a lung transplant

Published: Mar 30th, 2017

An uncontrollable cough led Tampa Bay-area resident Mike Preston to seek medical attention. Preston visited his primary care physician and specialists to find out the cause. Within five months, Preston […]

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

Published: Sep 1st, 2016

Robin Thomas lived one struggling breath at a time. Diagnosed with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her only option for survival was a lung transplant. However, the odds of finding […]

Read the Summer 2016 issue of The Stitch

Published: Aug 7th, 2016