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A Night for Heroes celebrates 15 years

The TraumaOne Heroes Council and the late Leon L. Haley Jr. (center), M.D., MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Kate Strickland calls April 24, 2016, the “worst day” of her life. It’s also the “most wonderful,” considering the…

Going for Gold: Mark W. Hollmann, M.D.

The year is 1996, and the Georgia Dome is buzzing. Fans and athletes from around the world have migrated to Atlanta and the Summer Olympics for the opportunity of a lifetime. This was the case for Mark W. Hollmann, M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville alumnus. Sports…

Karen Kaunitz’s health journey leads to nursing education fund

One life-threatening condition is often more than enough for one person to handle. Karen Kaunitz has endured several, including brain infection, breast cancer, melanoma, lung blood clots and multiple fractures due to osteoporosis. “For me, it’s like I have nine lives,” Karen Kaunitz said. “And it’s only because of the…

Phillip “PJ” Caruso, II

An entire life can be changed in a moment’s notice. On the evening of Feb. 24, 2008, 19-year-old Phillip “PJ” Caruso, II was driving his SUV alone when he crossed into the opposite lane eventually running off the road. It is believed that Caruso suddenly fainted. Once he lost consciousness,…

Human Race brings in money for Shands Jacksonville Bone and Joint Institute

On May 7, the Shands Jacksonville Bone and Joint Institute participated in The Human Race 2011 hosted by HandsOn Jacksonville. This event allows local non-profit agencies the opportunity to participate in the run/walk and raise funds for their organization. Eighteen team members including Shands Jacksonville staff, friends and family members…

Fourth Annual Heroes Gala is a Sell Out

Ashley on stage thanking those who were involved in her rescue and recovery. More than 500 guests joined Shands Jacksonville for the fourth annual A Night for Heroes gala on Jan. 22.

Shands Jacksonville’s Eastside Clinic renamed in honor of Elizabeth Means

  On May 11, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center renamed the Eastside Clinic in honor of Elizabeth G. Means — the Elizabeth G. Means Community Health Center. Present at the dedication were Jim Burkhart, Shands Jacksonville President and CEO; Congresswoman Corrine Brown; City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Office; Councilman Johnny…

RITA jump starts lymphedema program with $25,000 grant

In all, RITA has donated $1,001,500 to Shands Jacksonville. In a January ceremony, Research Is The Answer (RITA) presented a check for $100,000 – making this foundation’s total gift to Shands Jacksonville $1,001,500. This includes…