U.S. News & World Report
In 2018-19, U.S. News & World Report recognized UF Health Jacksonville for high performance in three specialties — diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology and orthopaedics — and for the care of patients in two key areas — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, and heart failure — in the latest comparison of hospitals across the nation. UF Health Jacksonville was also recognized as a “Best Hospital” in North Florida.
American College of Surgeons Verification
UF Health TraumaOne, the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, received official verification from the American College of Surgeons in 2018, a distinction given only to trauma centers that meet the most stringent criteria.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center continues to recognize UF Health Jacksonville as a Magnet program. The hospital earned Magnet status in 2011 and was honored again in 2016.
Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care
The UF Health Jacksonville Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Program is certified by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Center for Comprehensive MS Care. The program was certified in 2009 and recertified in 2015 and 2018.
Designated Chest Pain Center
UF Health Jacksonville earned top recognition in 2016 for heart disease care, becoming the only hospital in Florida to receive accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a designated Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation.
Five Stars – Professional Research Consultants Inc.
Professional Research Consultants Inc. recognized UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North with seven awards for excellence in 2018. UF Health Jacksonville was a top performer for inpatient behavioral health and earned five stars for the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. UF Health North earned five stars for ambulatory and outpatient surgery; emergency room; Medical/Surgical Unit; and Outpatient Surgery Center. UF Health North also received four stars for inpatient units.
Beacon Award for Excellence
The UF Health Jacksonville Medical Intensive Care Unit was recognized in 2017 with a Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The Beacon Award is a three-year designation given to hospital units that set the standard in evidence-based practices to improve patient and family outcomes, as well as staff and patient satisfaction.