As anyone in health care knows, 2021 was a year of anything but stillness. With the ebbs and flows of COVID-19 cases, nothing slowed down for our nurses. It took a tremendous amount of flexibility, effort and innovation to truly be the calm in the storm, and our UF Health Shands nurses overwhelmingly rose to this task.
Inside the 2021 UF Health Shands Nursing Annual Report, the power of UF Health nurses is showcased by illustrating teamwork, highlighting well-deserved awards and demonstrating innovative solutions in response to COVID-19. All of this, combined with strong nursing leadership and resources, is the reason UF Health has received the Magnet designation every cycle since 2003. At our Magnet-recognized hospital, our nursing teams continue to raise the bar and achieve even higher standards of care for our patients. They are all such a dynamic and compassionate group of individuals.
Amid the chaos, our nurses are still innovative, resilient, strong and hopeful each and every day. See for yourself by reading a collection of stories, nursing unit highlights, nursing by the numbers, recognition of awards and more in the 2021 UF Health Shands Nursing Annual Report.