UF & Shands Now Called University of Florida Health
They say it signals a new era in health care delivery. UF & Shands is now called University of Florida Health. University officials announced the name change today at the 3rd Anniversary of their Forward Together meeting.
The initiative has emphasized close collaboration with UF's six health science colleges and Shands Hospital. UF leaders say the rebranding effort serves as an umbrella name which means each hospital will begin with the title: UF Health.
They say the change reflects the strong ties shands has developed with UF, as well as the quality of its health care.
"It is reflected in the fact that we are very busy. We're filled to overflowing. The fact that we've grown as an organization. We've gone from 19,000 employees to 22,000 employees. The fact that our NIH funding has grown by 15 percent," David Guzick (UF Health President) said.
The new name and logo will appear in stages over the next several months. Next week, they will launch an advertising campaign to promote the name change.
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