Combating COVID-19

UF Health recalibrates everything to take on a global pandemic

By: Doug Bennett
Leaders at Villages  Joseph A. Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H., interim dean of the UF College of Medicine; David R. Nelson, M.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health; and Elliot Sussman, M.D., board chair of The Villages Health, helped oversee COVID-19 testing effort at The Villages® by UF Health researchers, The Villages Health teams and state health and emergency management officials. Louis Brems

Resetting technology at warp speed

IT UF IT teams ramped up systems to allow for remote working, online learning and telehealth procedures Jesse S. Jones
IT2 Members of the UF Health Information Technology Services department have managed an unprecedented number of concurrent users of the network from Gainesville to Jacksonville and beyond. Louis Brems

Bringing vital COVID-19 tests to the community

Testing in the villages UF Health students and volunteers worked tirelessly to conduct coronavirus tests on residents of the The Villages® and other locations. Jesse S. Jones

The nexus of news and decision-making

command center The COVID-19 command center serves as the nerve center for gathering and distributing crucial information to health care workers, UF Health staff and the public. Louis Brems
“The key in our Command Center setup is having a group of people aware of situations and items that need clarification, attention or discussion. Ultimately, that gives our physicians one central source of truth.”
Traci Spray d’Auguste
UF Health Shands chief operating officer
Exhausted Sometimes, exhausted workers needed a moment to collect themselves before returning to the front line.
woman in mask Around UF Health, workers volunteered to make face masks for use by their colleagues wherever needed around campus. Jesse S. Jones

Keeping the supply chain on track

Warehouse The UF Health Integrated Service Center leadership team provides a view into their distribution center where totes are staged for delivery to the front lines. Courtesy