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Get to know Rashmin C. Savani, M.B., Ch.B.

When Rashmin C. Savani, M.B., Ch.B., joined the University of Florida College of Medicine in August, one thing stood out to him – the friendliness. “The friendliness and welcoming nature of both my colleagues in the UF College of Medicine and Gainesville, in general, has been amazing,” said Savani, the…

Ambassador Spotlight: Powie

Powie Patterson was “just surviving.” That is how Kristen Patterson describes her daughter, Powie, before UF Health. “She was bouncing from infection to infection,” Kristen said. “She has gone from merely surviving to thriving.” Powie is living with mitochondrial disease, a disorder that occurs when mitochondria fail to produce enough…

Ambassador Spotlight: Introducing Tiny Miss Universe, Dani-Lynn

Dani-Lynn Early is beaming ear-to-ear. Dressed in a lime green dress, Dani-Lynn shines a smile to a room full of contestants, judges and pageant queens. A sparkling crown sits atop her head, and a sash proclaiming her as “Tiny Miss Universe” is placed over her right shoulder. At just 7…

Summer fun with our Champion

Serving as the CMN Hospitals Champion for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital can be a big job, especially for a 7-year-old. But with school out, our 2022 Champion, Beckett, made sure to make the most of his summer. So we asked…Water you doing, Beckett? He spent a great…

New children’s book supports UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine

What do pets do while their parents are away? Find out as Max, a little kitten who loves to play, enjoys a fun day of big adventures! By purchasing the children’s book “Max’s Big Day,” you support UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. All proceeds go directly toward UF…

Showing gratitude during UF Health Nurses Week

Nurse of the Year Kelli Stewart, RN When we think of gratitude at UF Health, we consider the wonderful ways patients and families show appreciation to our staff.  Last month, your support made our nurses feel cherished during UF Health Nurses Week. Through the Nourish a Nurse campaign, we…

College DM programs raise $3.9 million 

From left to right: Shelley Collins, M.D., FAAP, associate chief medical officer at UF Health Shands Hospital, associate dean for student affairs and professor of pediatrics at UF College of Medicine, Anna Michelle Brandt, associate vice president of operations at UF Health Shands Hospital, Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., dean…

Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Brooks & Broward

The bond between brothers is special. The link between Brooks and Broward Roberts is especially unique. Brooks, 3, and Broward, 4, do everything together. They ride four-wheelers and go on backyard adventures. They were also both diagnosed with a tethered spinal cord, a neurologic condition caused by the spinal cord…