The UF colleges of Medicine and Nursing established.
On Oct. 20, the 400-bed
UF Teaching Hospital opened.
UF College of Public Health and Health Professions (current name) established.
UF developed Gatorade sports drink.
The Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center (current name) opened and affiliated with UF.
The UF college of Dentistry established.
UF College of Veterinary Medicine established.
The state’s first Level I trauma center opened at UF Health Jacksonville.
The ShandsCair emergency transport program began at UF Health Shands Hospital.
UF Health TraumaOne flight program started.
Shands Jacksonville was created when UF, Shands HealthCare, University Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center affiliated as one health care institution, becoming the Gainesville-based health system’s urban, North Florida campus.
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute opened.
The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute opened.
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital opened, with 192 private rooms and 12 operating rooms.
The UF Health Shands E.R. and Level I trauma center opened in its new facility in Gainesville. The new E.R. and trauma center was the largest in the region and was designed upon opening to manage up to 100,000 cases per year.
The UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R. opened with its own entrance, 13 patient treatment rooms and two waiting rooms.
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital got a significant makeover with a new family-centered entrance and lobby to welcome young guests and their loved ones.
The UF Health North medical office building opened.
The Florida governor and Department of Health recognized the UF Health Cancer Center as a state-designated Cancer Center of Excellence.
The George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building opened.
The UF Health Emergency Center at Kanapaha opened as our second freestanding, 911-receiving, 24/7 E.R.
Three new hospitals opened, the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital in Gainesville and UF Health North in Jacksonville.
UF Health Shands hospitals and programs earned a fourth-consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the ultimate “gold standard” measure of nursing achievement.
The UF Health Wildlight medical office complex opened as part of a master-planned community in Nassau County.
UF Health Shands acquired Central Florida Health, with hospitals located in The Villages® and Leesburg.
The 173-room Hotel ELEO opened for the convenience of patients and their families.