Seven specialties nationally ranked

The exceptional work of our medical teams was recently recognized as U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings put UF Health Shands Hospital among the nation’s elite in seven adult medical specialties.

“We are pleased that U.S. News & World Report has once again recognized the efforts of our faculty and staff in providing safe, quality care to our patients and in advancing new discoveries that promise to further improve the care our patients receive in the future,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and UF Health president. “As an academic health center, we have an unwavering dedication to advancing care, and this recognition demonstrates that.”

Released in July, the 2015-16 rankings place us in the top 50 nationally in nephrology (tied for 13th), diabetes and endocrinology (28th), pulmonology (29th), urology (37th), neurology and neurosurgery (40th), cardiology and heart surgery (tied for 42nd) and cancer (46th). Our nephrology and pulmonology specialties received the highest rankings in the state.

“This increase in momentum for our medical programs is a direct reflection of the hard work and commitment our faculty and staff bring to work each day,” said Michael Good, M.D., UF College of Medicine dean.

Additionally, we were listed as “high performing” in five additional specialties — gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics, and ear, nose and throat.

“The rankings validate my opinion — that our physicians, nurses and staff provide high-quality care to patients in all specialties,” said Ed Jimenez, UF Health Shands CEO. “This is why physicians send patients here from all over the state and country to receive the highest standard of care.”

UF Health Jacksonville was listed as high performing in three specialties:

  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Urology