UF Health Jacksonville

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UF Health Jacksonville
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UF Health Jacksonville
Location655 West 8th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209, Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Coordinates 30°20′49″N81°39′49″W / 30.3470°N 81.6635°W / 30.3470; -81.6635 Coordinates: 30°20′49″N81°39′49″W / 30.3470°N 81.6635°W / 30.3470; -81.6635
Care system Private
Funding Non-profit hospital
Type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Florida
Network UF Health
Emergency department Level I trauma center
Helipad Yes
Website ufhealthjax.org
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UF Health Jacksonville is a teaching hospital and medical system of the University of Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Part of the larger University of Florida Health system, it includes the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville hospital, the 92-bed UF Health North hospital, associated clinics, and is the Jacksonville campus of UF's Health Science Center. [1] Together with UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, UF Health Jacksonville (formerly Shands Jacksonville) is one of two academic hospitals in the UF Health system, and serves 19 counties in Florida and several in Georgia.


The downtown campus is home to North Florida's Level I trauma center and, in 2006, became home to one of the nation's few proton therapy treatment facilities. In 2018 UF Health Jacksonville was certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for its excellence in acute stroke care. Through its association with the University of Florida, it offers classes and degrees through the university's College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy.


The hospital was created in 1999 when Gainesville-based Shands HealthCare purchased two adjacent medical facilities in Jacksonville—University Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center. The lineage of the hospital can be traced back to 1870 when Jacksonville's first hospital and Florida's first non-military hospital, Duval Hospital and Asylum,.

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