775909_COMM-NICU online graphics Expanding Neonatal Care

The neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital will be undergoing an expansion to grow the number of beds that can accommodate the hospital’s tiniest, most vulnerable patients.

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UFHCVNH_exteriortrees2_FSI Caring for hearts and minds

To accommodate the need for additional inpatient beds and associated clinical services, UF Health is expanding its campus with the addition of two specialized hospitals, focused on neuromedicine and heart and vascular care.

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Patient Stories

Sheila and Doug Kirk at last year's Funding hope: Parkinson’s patient on the road again

Apr 28th, 2016

When he was 38 years old, Doug Kirk remembers how things like brushing his teeth or raising his left arm became difficult. He wasn’t able to sleep. Even sitting for extended periods of time proved painful. But this summer, he and his wife Sheila will cycle for more than 450 miles along the scenic southern hills of Iowa.

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Physician Profiles

Calhoun-patricia Physician Spotlight: Dr. Patricia Calhoun

Mar 8th, 2016

Patricia McFall Calhoun, M.D. ’89, joined the UF Medical Alumni Board of Directors with a mission to inspire alumni and community members to invest in the future of medical education.

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Your Gift in Action

For this father, longtime giving is personal

Apr 15th, 2016

In 1968, Barry Wigglesworth's only son was diagnosed with Ebstein anomaly in its severest form, a rare heart defect that is present at birth where the heart valve doesn’t properly close to keep the blood flowing in the right direction.

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Events & Announcements

PALS Golf Tournament a success

Apr 28th, 2016

More than 30 community sponsors contributed to the PALS Thrive program, and 71 golfers participated!

Celebrity Waiter Night’s curtain call

Apr 28th, 2016

Since 1986, the Celebrity Waiter Night has raised more than $3.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network. One hundred percent of CMN dollars stay local, impacting children right here in the […]

Dance Marathon wraps incredible $5M+ season

Apr 28th, 2016

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is now the only institution in the country supported by THREE $1 million-plus student-run fundraising programs, as well as the nation’s fastest-growing with OwlThon at Florida Atlantic University.

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