Celebrating 15 Years
Inside A Night for Heroes

How supporters of UF Health Jacksonville trauma doctors created an event that has raised more than $2 million for UF Health TraumaOne.
A Letter from the CEO
Highlighting recent accomplishments

I'm proud of our accomplishments and how UF Health Jacksonville has overcome challenges.
News & Notes
UF Health Jacksonville earns top score in 2022 Healthcare Equality Index
For a third consecutive time, UF Health Jacksonville has been recognized for its outstanding dedication to equitable treatment and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community, earning a perfect score in the 2022 LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Index.
Neilsen honored in Jacksonville Business Journal's 40 Under 40

Chad D. Neilsen, M.P.H, C.I.C., director of Accreditation and Infection Prevention at UF Health Jacksonville and courtesy assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, was recognized as a Jacksonville Business Journal 40 Under 40 honoree. Neilsen has played an integral role in UF Health Jacksonville's response to COVID-19. He was also recognized for his leadership by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in 2019.

Olivia Frick, a business development associate at LS3P, was also named in the JBJ 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. Frick is a member of the UF Health Jacksonville Leadership Council. She has been a passionate advocate for UF Health Jacksonville and sponsored meals for health care heroes on our campus.
COVID-19 patient released after six months in hospital
Our staff cheered on Fabian Granado, who spent 164 days at UF Health Jacksonville, when he was discharged in February. After contracting COVID-19, Granado spent 109 days on an ECMO heart-lung machine and a ventilator and survived thanks to the high-quality care provided by our teams.
Coming soon: UF Health North Hospital Tower
On March 31, leaders broke ground on the new UF Health North hospital tower. The ceremony celebrated the construction of a second inpatient hospital tower that will meet the needs of many more residents in the community.
Opening in 2022: UF Health East
We are growing! Scheduled to open by the end of the year, UF Health East, a collaboration with Jax Spine & Pain Centers, is a multispecialty center in a new three-story medical facility.
In Our Community
New program helps with nursing shortage

UF Health Jacksonville has developed a solution to help with the nursing shortage, creating a program called the Academic Partnership Unit.

Designed for nurses pursuing an accelerated bachelor's degree, the program will help with nurse retention and recruitment.
Hotel makes gift to support veterans

Thank you to the Residence Inn Jacksonville Downtown for generously making a gift to support the UF Health Jacksonville Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., Brain Wellness Program.
Students competing to design healing garden

UF College of Design, Construction and Planning students are embarking on a 10-week project to produce drawings and renderings for the new UF Health Jacksonville healing garden.
Never Losing Heart

For a decade, Jane Seaman dealt with peripheral artery disease while searching for care. UF Health had her life-changing solution.
Give Today. Heal Tomorrow.

At UF Health Jacksonville, philanthropy has been the bedrock of thriving research, excellent patient care and extraordinary educational leadership. Contributions at the individual and corporate levels have propelled our mission forward. 

If you would like to learn more or talk with a gift officer about contributing, please reach out to our office by emailing Development@jax.ufl.edu

Thank you for your consideration.
Community Engagement Activities
April 23: A Night for Heroes

On Saturday, April 23, A Night for Heroes will celebrate its 15th anniversary at TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ticket sales have been extended through Friday, April 15. Don't miss out on the celebration!
May 26: Community Health Needs Assessment

The Community Health Needs Assessment will be released to the community at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 26. The triennial report allows hospitals and organizations the opportunity to perform in-depth analysis on community needs.
Save the Date: Thursday, May 5

Youre invited to a North Florida Community Health Briefing with UF Health Jacksonville leadership.

We invite you to join us for a COVID-19 Community Briefing at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5. This is an opportunity to hear about our COVID-19 efforts as well as other matters at UF Health Jacksonville. 

To learn more or RSVP, please email Crystal Ranns or call 904-244-1090.
Gator Nation News
The world has heard the Gators holler!

The University of Florida's most successful Giving Day brought in more than 26,000 gifts in 24 hours.
Doctor Gator
Match Day 2022: Beginning the next chapter

More than 120 fourth-year UF medical students learned their residency matches during last month's Match Day.
Dates to Remember
April 23A Night for Heroes 15th Anniversary Gala
April 29 Women In Medicine & Science (WIMS) Conference
May 26 Community Health Needs Assessment Release
To learn more, please email Crystal Ranns or call 904-244-1090.