U.S. News & World Report
For 2018-19, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UF Health Shands Hospital as among the nation’s best hospitals in Florida, and among the best in six adult medical specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and pulmonology. U.S. News & World Report recognized UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital in six medical specialties; it is the highest-ranked children’s hospital in Florida in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, and pulmonology. In 2018, UF Health Shands ranked in more adult and pediatric specialties than any other hospital in Florida for the fourth year in a row — a total of 12.
In summer 2018, UF Health Shands hospitals and programs achieved a fourth-consecutive Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center — the profession’s top recognition for quality patient outcomes and nursing excellence. Only 8 percent of hospitals and health systems nationwide have received Magnet designation, and only 41 out of 500 hospitals have four consecutive awards. Each designation lasts four years. Since 2003, several UF Health hospitals and programs have earned Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Best Employer Honors
In 2015 and 2016, UF and UF Health were both included in Forbes’ listing of “America’s Best Employers.” UF Health placed 21st in Indeed.com’s 2017 “Best Places to Work” ranking of U.S. hospitals or health systems. In 2018, UF Health was named among the 100 “Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare. UF Health, including UF Health Shands Hospital, was one of only four in Florida to be ranked in the top 25.