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“The Ultimate Distraction Tool”

“The Ultimate Distraction Tool”

Published: Oct 28th, 2013

As Chris Brown, director of the UF Health Child Life Program, and Ron Farb, co-founder of the Climb for Cancer Foundation, set up the multisensory environment machine, the excitement among […]

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

Published: Jul 1st, 2013

The  UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and the Shands Critical Care Center, is a $388-million, 500,000-square-foot facility that houses 192 private patient rooms for a variety of inpatients, including those […]

Welcoming children and families

Welcoming children and families

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

Laura Brown, Shands at the University of Florida visitor assistant, greets visitors with smiles and answers at the hospital’s east lobby welcome desk. “I go out of my way to […]

A new grant helps fund childhood cancer research

Published: Oct 1st, 2012

  Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded University of Florida researcher Wesley Bolch, Ph. D., and his research team a grant of $250,000 to support their pediatric cancer research. Osteosarcoma survivor […]

Pediatric Emergency Room Photos

Pediatric Emergency Room Photos

Published: Nov 10th, 2011

New Pediatric ER at Shands will enhance Emergency Care for children

New Pediatric ER at Shands will enhance Emergency Care for children

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Children are not small adults. This is never more evident than when an accident or urgent medical problem arises and parents need fast access to specialized care designed to meet […]

We Raised Hope for Cancer! Campaign closes after exceeding $55 million campaign goal!

We Raised Hope for Cancer! Campaign closes after exceeding $55 million campaign goal!

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who made a difference in the lives of so many. When we began the Raising Hope for Cancer campaign three years ago, we set a goal to […]

Shands Cancer Hospital at UF Celebrates 1-year anniversary

Shands Cancer Hospital at UF Celebrates 1-year anniversary

Published: Nov 3rd, 2011

The excitement that we felt this time last year is still fresh in our minds. We were preparing to open a $388 million, 500,000 square-foot facility that was going to […]

Shands Children’s Hospital acquires new equipment to help children rehabilitate

Shands Children’s Hospital acquires new equipment to help children rehabilitate

Published: Nov 3rd, 2011

Thanks to the University of Florida Medical Guild and Children’s Miracle Network, our youngest patients who often reside in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or on the fourth floor […]

Pediatric Emergency Room

Pediatric Emergency Room

Published: Jul 1st, 2011

The new Pediatric Emergency Room at Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida opened on July 1, 2011, becoming north central Florida’s first emergency room specifically geared toward […]