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Welcoming children and families

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 help people,” said Brown, who has held this post for three years. Her desk and her job will soon…

A new grant helps fund childhood cancer research

  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 Sam Blakemore left a paint hand print on two pieces of canvas prior to placing one on a 2013…

Pediatric Emergency Room

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 kids. Located at Shands at the University of Florida, the Pediatric ER has a separate entrance with free valet…