Untitled - UF Health Jacksonville



Untitled - UF Health Jacksonville
Excellence &
Listed as high performing
in U.S. News & World Report
America’s Best Hospitals
rankings (2014-15) in nine
ê Cancer
ê Cardiology and heart surgery
ê Diabetes and endocrinology
ê Geriatrics
ê Gynecology
ê Nephrology
ê Neurology and neurosurgery
ê Pulmonology
ê Urology
êUF Health Jacksonville specialties are consistently recognized as high performing in
the annual listing of America’s Best Hospitals, published by U.S. News & World Report.
Additionally, its programs have earned Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center, the nursing profession’s most prestigious honor for outstanding
patient care and excellence and innovations in nursing.
êThe American College of Cardiology Foundation awarded UF Health Jacksonville the
prestigious Platinum Performance Achievement Award. It’s one of just 164 hospitals
nationwide — and the only one in Northeast Florida — to receive the award. The
platinum award is given to organizations that demonstrate the highest standards of
care and treatment. UF Health Jacksonville was singled out for its success in treating
the most serious heart attack patients for two consecutive years.
êFor its comprehensive, high-quality services, UF Health Jacksonville’s chest pain center
has earned certification from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, its stroke program
earned re-certification from the Joint Commission and its breast center received a
special distinction from the American College of Radiology.
êFlorida Blue named UF Health Jacksonville a Blue Distinction Center in the areas of
knee and hip replacement. The Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care program is
a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical
facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality specialty care.
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Education & Research
Patient Care
Educating the health professionals of tomorrow is a key mission of UF
UF Health provides a wide range of inpatient and
Health. This mission is accomplished through educational programs
outpatient health care services. In addition to the main
for medical students, residents, fellows, pharmacy students and
campus located in downtown Jacksonville, UF Health has
nursing students.
more than 31 family medicine and pediatric practices
Located on the UF Health Jacksonville campus, the UF Center for
Simulation Education and Safety Research is nationally recognized
as a center of excellence for simulation training. It promotes broadly
disciplined health care education and patient safety. This goal is
achieved by expanding the educational experience to maximize
learning opportunities for students, residents, hospital personnel
and other health care providers. The 24,000-square-foot facility offers
unique opportunities to explore a wide variety of training scenarios,
including mass casualty events, multiple patient encounters and a
continuum of care from remote interventions through emergency
room admissions and full surgical interventions.
The College of Medicine provides on-campus biostatistical consulting
throughout the region. UF Health physicians collectively
offer more than 100 advanced specialty and subspecialty
services, including key programs in:
ê Cardiology and vascular surgery
ê Interventional radiology
ê Neurology and neurosurgery
ê Obstetrics and gynecology
ê Oncology
ê Orthopaedic surgery
ê Pediatrics
ê Trauma and critical care
ê Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
and research support services to faculty, residents, fellows and other
Located on the UF Health Jacksonville downtown
researchers. These services are housed in the Center for Health
campus, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is one
Equity and Quality Research, or CHEQR. The mission of CHEQR is
of few facilities in the U.S. equipped to treat cancer with
to conduct applied research on clinical care and health disparities
protons. Proton therapy greatly reduces the damage to
among populations served by UF Health. As a service to faculty
surrounding tissue, which is a significant improvement
members and staff of the UF Health Science Center – Jacksonville, the
over traditional radiation therapy.
Institutional Review Board, or IRB, provides guidance and assistance
in preparing proposed projects that involve human subjects in
research. The Jacksonville IRB oversees more than 550 active studies.
The campus also is home to the state’s first and region’s
only Level I adult and pediatric trauma program,
TraumaOne. The team consists of surgeons, nurses and
other health care professionals with extensive training in
caring for trauma patients.
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