Sixty years ago, UF Teaching Hospital opened as the hospital in Florida affiliated with a medical school, UF’s new College of Medicine. Since first opening our doors in 1958, UF Health Shands staff have treated more than 2.75 million inpatients. As we take time to celebrate this significant milestone and the birth of what is now UF Health Shands, we can look back on our hospital system’s history and its profound impact on health care not only in Florida, but across the nation and around the world.
Take a trip down memory lane! Read about some of our milestone accomplishments that have led UF Health Shands to where and who we are today — a vital part of UF Health, the flagship hospital responsible for improving health and quality of life for people throughout the state, region and beyond. Thank you for all you do to continue this legacy.