UF Health Shands Hospital recognized for excellence

GAINESVILLE, Fla (WCJB) -- UF Health Shands Hospital is being recognized across the country, after seeing over 3,000 trauma cases last year.

The American college of surgeons is recognizing the hospital's work as an "Adult level one trauma center."

Shands received verification for this trauma level last year and was originally designated by the state as a level one trauma center in 2005.

The verification shows the institution has met additional levels of excellence that aren't required.