Spotlight on patient care

Taking flight

North central and northwest Florida residents now will have a shorter wait for emergency medical air transportation thanks to the establishment of a new regional helicopter base in Taylor County. On Nov. 1,  ShandsCair launched its new service on the Doctors’ Memorial Hospital campus in Perry, Fla., midway between Gainesville and Tallahassee. Called ShandsCair 3, the new service will complement the work of Doctors’ Memorial Hospital EMS, Taylor County’s premier emergency medical services provider. ShandsCair will provide a 24/7 flight nurse/paramedic and paramedic, and Med-Trans Corp. will provide pilots, mechanics and aircraft.

A new home for care

Residents of northwest Gainesville, Jonesville and Newberry now have a new family practice close to home. UF&Shands Family Medicine at Jonesville started receiving patients Nov. 1. The new family practice is the seventh serving residents in the greater Gainesville area.

Hey, partner

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, have announced an affiliation to expand cancer care options for patients in the Big Bend region and bring world-class cancer care to Tallahassee. In addition, Bayfront Health System announced it has signed a Letter of Intent to form a strategic partnership with Health Management Associates Inc. and its clinical affiliate, Shands. This affiliation will link Bayfront with the state’s industry-leading center for research and education.

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November 2012

Red, white, orange and blue

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The strategist

PHHP professor focused on finding best ways to get vaccines to people in need.

A career to remember

Longtime family medicine administrator Judy Walch retires.

A knee in need

UF performs its first total knee replacement on a dog. Bonus: She’s pretty cute. Look at that face!

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