UF&Shands opens new multispecialty building in Northwest Gainesville
By Czerne M. Reid
Dermatology, cardiology, women’s health, psychiatry, pain medicine and many other medical specialty practices, as well as imaging and laboratory services, are now all in one place at the new UF&Shands at Springhill center in northwest Gainesville. Community and business leaders joined UF&Shands administrators at an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 13.
“This new facility is a major step in a series of planned initiatives to provide world-class health care to the citizens of Gainesville and the region. This multi-specialty facility is not just about providing health care in beautiful, spacious surroundings … although it does that … it is about access to our University of Florida specialists in a convenient and highly responsive manner, ” said David Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president, UF&Shands Health System.
The $35 million, 111,600-square-foot building on Northwest 39th Avenue is a one-stop shop that makes it easier for patients who need to see multiple specialists. The four-floor facility also brings together parts of practices that had been in different locations around town, allowing for better continuity of care. Specialties housed in the building include dermatology, cardiology, reproductive endocrinology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, pain medicine and more.
“Not enough can be said of streamlining and easing the process by which people can get the care they need,” said Marvin Dewar, M.D., J.D., senior associate dean of the UF College of Medicine and CEO of UF Physicians. “We are constantly working to improve the ways that we help our patients, in big ways and with simple touches.”