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Caring for hearts and minds

UF Health is expanding its campus with the addition of two specialized hospitals focused on neuromedicine and heart and vascular care.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Jack

Most sixth graders’ biggest worry is what’s for dinner, or how to convince parents to buy the latest video game. When Jack Murray was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, at 11 years old, he and his family were focused on something much more important.

UF Health president spotlights CMN

UF Health President and UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., recently wrote a column spotlighting the significant growth and impact our CMN program has made at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Cat

Twelve years ago on Cat Chennell's 4th birthday, she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. Doctors told her family that she would probably not live to see her 5th birthday.

NICU renovations complete

The newest addition to the unit is a 1,000 sq. ft. space featuring a large family and visitor waiting area, sibling play space and family support room.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Harper

A little over three years ago, Harper Jean “Bean” Youmans made her entrance to the world. Six months after her birth, her mother noticed some alarming things.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Arden

Arden was born prematurely at 32 weeks, becoming extremely ill at just 6 weeks old. Doctors in the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit discovered that her heart had grown to take up 75 percent of her chest cavity and was crushing her lungs.

Renovated NICU Open House photos

A few months ago, we opened our doors to the newly renovated neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.