Go to Top

Shands at the University of Florida

Shands at the University of Florida

Gainesville, US   |   Accreditation: none listed 

1600 S.W. Archer Road

Gainesville, FL 32608


352 265 8000, Toll Free: 1 800 749 7424.



Shands at the University of Florida is a private, not-for-profit hospital that specializes in tertiary care for critically ill patients. Shands at UF is one of the most comprehensive hospitals and one of the leading referral medical centers in the Southeast. It continually receives recognition as one of the best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report because of its dedication to patient care, education and research.

Shands at the University of Florida is the primary teaching hospital for the UF College of Medicine. More than 500 physicians representing 110 medical specialties work with a team of healthcare professionals to provide quality care for patients. The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands’ affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology.

Shands at the University of Florida is ranked #24 in the US News and World Report’s 2009 “Best Heart & Heart Surgery Hospitals”. We also ranked in the top 40 best hospitals in Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders, Ear, Nose & Throat, Geriatric Care, Gynecology, and Urology.


Shands at UF offers many specialized medical services and programs for its patients.
Centers of Emphasis:

– Cancer
– Orthopaedics
– Children’s Services
– Transplant
– Heart Care
– Women & Families
– Neurological Services

Travel Information:

The Shands Transportation, Lodging and Care program is available to patients and families who need to stay in Gainesville overnight. The program provides discounted rates and other services at a nearby hotel.