It’s not every day that a health system unveils a new hospital, let alone two state-of-the-art facilities, but leave it to UF Health to outdo everyone else. On Nov. 2, leaders from the University of Florida, UF Health and UF Health Shands Hospital gathered to cut the ribbon to the new UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital during a series of events that included tours for faculty, staff, civic leaders and the local media. Construction on the new hospitals began in 2015 and together they encompass more than a half million square feet of space at a cost of about $415 million.
Flanked by leaders from the University of Florida, UF Health and others, Ed Jimenez, CEO of UF Health Shands, has the honor of snipping the ribbon. Photo by Mindy Miller
The long-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony drew a large crowd to the entrance area of the new hospitals. Photo by Jesse S. Jones
Guests enjoyed light refreshments and toured several floors of the new hospitals. Photo by
Jesse S. Jones
At long last, members of the UF Health teams that will work in the new hospitals got to check out their new facilities. Photo by Mindy Miller
Visitors to the evening events were treated to aerial artistry as they
toured the grounds. Photo by Jesse S. Jones