Celebration of Excellence (06/12/2012)

Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida was recognized among the nation’s best in seven medical specialties in the 2012-13 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released earlier this week.

Three of our interdisciplinary pediatric programs were ranked highest in the state – diabetes and endocrinology (13th nationally), cardiology and heart surgery (24th nationally) and gastroenterology (26th nationally). Shands Hospital for Children also ranked 27th in nephrology, 31st in pulmonology, 33rd in neonatology and 49th in neurology and neurosurgery.

For programs our size, Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida programs collectively ranked the highest in the nation.

Shands at the University of Florida is currently ranked by U.S. News in 14 specialties, seven for adult and seven for pediatrics, the most of any hospital in the state.

Please join us Tuesday, June 12 at noon in the Shands at the University of Florida Atrium for a celebration of our achievements. Dr. David Guzick, senior vice president for health affairs and president of the UF&Shands Health System, Dr. Michael Good, dean of the College of Medicine, and Dr. Scott Rivkees, chairmain of the Department of Pediatrics will speak briefly.  We wish to thank you for all that you have done to propel us to one of the top programs in the nation. Refreshments will follow.