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Medical forensics room opens to treat sexual assault survivors

On average, only one in four women who have been sexually assaulted report the attack. In an effort to help more women seek help after an attack, UF Health has opened a new medical forensics room, known as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Room, inside the UF Health Shands E.R. The forensics room was made possible by the generous financial support of the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners. — Alisha Katz

UF Health Jacksonville names Haley new chief executive officer

data-gallery Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., MHSA, C.P.E., FACEP, has been named chief executive officer of UF Health Jacksonville following a vote of the organization’s board of directors. The appointment comes less than a year after Haley was named dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, a position he will continue to hold. Haley will lead an organization that comprises more than 6,000 employees, including physicians, nurses and other health care providers and support staff all focused on serving Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Haley will assume his new joint role on Jan. 1, 2018. Current CEO Russ Armistead retires at the end of December. — Dan Leveton

UF Health expands pediatric care by offering telehealth in Tallahassee

Pediatric patients in the Tallahassee area can now be seen by UF Health physicians without making the long drive to Gainesville. UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Tallahassee has introduced a telehealth model where physicians in Gainesville will see and diagnose patients through live video streaming. UF Health physicians will travel to Tallahassee once a month to see new and returning patients in person. In the meantime, patients will be seen by one of two full-time nurses who will have a special computer to set up telehealth appointments with the physicians in Gainesville. — Lauren Gajda