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University of Florida Health (UF Health) is having relation with University of Florida in the field of medical network. It was founded in 1958; this is a non-profitable private health university. This university includes hospitals - UF Health Shands Hospital which is situated in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville located at Jacksonville and several other hospitals which are present in North Florida. President of University of Florida Health is David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D, Daniel R. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. is a Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
William A. Shands was a Florida state Senator, elected from the 32nd District in the mid-1940s. Shands was recruited to the effort to create a teaching hospital in the Gainesville area, though he at first considered that a larger city might be a better site, and was instrumental in obtaining state funding. In 1956, the University of Florida Colleges of Medicine and Nursing opened; in 1958, the UF Teaching Hospital followed. It was renamed in 1965 to recognize Shandss efforts to W. A. Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics. The institution later became Shands Hospital, part of the Shands HealthCare network.
In 1969, the UF College of Medicine established a satellite campus in Jacksonville at Duval Medical Center, this was renamed University Hospital in 1971. In 1999, both University Hospital and another Jacksonville hospital, Methodist Medical Center, were merged into Shands HealthCare as Shands Jacksonville, which included a hospital, associated clinics and the university campus. The complex was renamed UF Health at Jacksonville in 2013, with the hospital itself being named UF Health Jacksonville.
The following tertiary facilities represent the core of UF Healths academic, teaching, trauma, specialty and research-related hospitals. With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, six research institutes, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida.
Research at UF Health: As a leading academic health center, UF Health embraces research as an integral part of its mission to promote health.
Community hospitals: Shands Healthcare sold its community hospitals (Shands Lake Shore, Shands Live Oak, and Shands Starke) on July 1, 2010, to Health Management Associates.
Health Science Center Gainesville: Located at UFs main campus, the center encompasses six health colleges, six research institutes, two specialty hospitals and a teaching hospital. UF Health Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Genetics Institute, Institute on Aging and McKnight Brain Institute.
HSC Colleges (Gainesville), College of Dentistry, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Veterinary Medicine, UF Health Shands Hospital is the flagship teaching hospital of the University of Florida. The hospital is a Level I trauma center and a leading organ-transplant center. It houses 830-beds , UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital.
Health Science Center Jacksonville: Jacksonville is home to a large and important regional campus of UF Health, including three colleges, the UF Proton Therapy Institute, and the UF Health Jacksonville hospital.
HSC Colleges (Jacksonville), College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, UF Health Jacksonville.