The Will to Walk Again
The event also highlighted UF Health Jacksonville patient Jordan McClinton, whose life was saved by the UF Health TraumaOne team after he sustained a severe spinal cord injury. Nearly $250,000 was raised and will support the purchase of lifesaving equipment, such as ventilators for intensive care units and the air transport helicopters.
Actived: 8 days ago
Finding stillness after tremors
(7 days ago) Tavanaiepour and the UF Health multidisciplinary team reviewed Phillip’s case, and determined he was a good candidate for deep brain stimulation, or DBS, which uses a device to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. It is designed to change how brain cells work by providing electrical stimulation to a certain area of the brain.
Starting over after COVID-19
(4 days ago) Starting over after COVID-19. How one of UF Health Jacksonville’s first COVID-19 patients fought to regain normalcy. Cathy Hills remembers arriving in an ambulance at UF Health Jacksonville on March 24, 2020, too weak and in pain to understand much of what was happening. Hills, a retired commercial driver, was diagnosed with COVID-19, one of
Nutrition Rx: a new kind of prescription
(5 days ago) The Urban Health Alliance is a comprehensive resource and community health innovation hub that brings together organizations and individuals to help improve the health of Jacksonville residents using community-initiated, self-sustainable strategies and solutions.
Better You STRIDES
(4 days ago) The Better You STRIDES program is a positive way for GatorCare members to improve their health and receive rewards. UF Health and UFJP employees must earn 500 points by Thursday, Nov. 15, to receive the 2019 wellness credit and save money on monthly premiums. All users must create an account this year.
Former Kickboxer Fights to Walk Again
(3 days ago) Former Kickboxer Fights to Walk Again. UF Health orthopaedic team performs complicated ankle replacement surgery. Mark Carmichael was heading home on a lonely stretch of road in rural Hastings, Florida, on a dark and stormy evening, March 13, 2016. Only a quarter of a mile from his house, his vehicle hit a slick spot in the road, causing him to
Improving Quality at the Frontline of Care
(8 days ago) They are typically the first person you see after being admitted into a hospital and the last person to assist you at discharge. Nurses participate in every stage of a patient’s care, and their role in maintaining patient safety and quality at UF Health Jacksonville is vital.. Patrice Jones, DNP, RN, vice president and chief nursing officer, works closely with Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, chief
Quality Care Starts With Communication
(4 days ago) UF Health Jacksonville has world-class providers who use the latest medical advancements to treat their patients, but all of that can fall short if a patient has a negative experience during their hospital stay.. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS, is a patient satisfaction survey required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid …
Getting to Know Ann-Marie Knight
(8 days ago) Ann-Marie Knight joined the UF Health family at the end of July. She serves as vice president of Community Engagement and chief diversity officer. In this dual role, she partners with UF Health Jacksonville leadership to engage with local and state officials, other community and physician leaders and agencies to strategize on improving the long-term health of the community and reducing health
(8 days ago) Celebrating Resilience. Recognizing the resilient and hard working employees at UF Health. May is a special month for UF Health Jacksonville, because we celebrated UF Health Week May 10 – 14. Historically, we celebrated this time period as National Hospital Week, but beginning in 2020, we decided to call it UF Health Week to fully encompass
The Pfizer Five
(1 days ago) The Pfizer Five. UF Health Jacksonville first to administer COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. By: Sarah Le. After many long months into the world’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ first vaccine was released in late 2020, marking a huge milestone in the fight against the virus. On Dec. 14, UF Health Jacksonville
Getting a Second Chance at Life
(7 days ago) Enter Martin Zenni, MD, a UF Health interventional cardiologist. “I was just expecting bad lungs, and I thought, oh my goodness,” Zenni said after reviewing an echocardiogram. “The valve was blown. It was pulmonary edema from the blown mitral valve.” Zenni pointed at the two mitral valve leaflets on his computer monitor.
Saving Lives, Four Letters at a Time
(1 days ago) UF Health Jacksonville has four ECMO machines, and five surgeons on campus were trained by Young to use it. “Communication is the No. 1 thing that needs to happen when a patient is being put on ECMO,” Young emphasized. “Each step in the process is important, and the team needs to be fully trained to complete each step safely and
(5 days ago) UF Health Jacksonville offers access to nutritious food for patients with chronic health conditions. By: Sarah Le A friendship close to the heart. UF Health cardiac surgeon performs a rare, yet successful, triple-bypass surgery on a patient. By: Bonnie Steiner Celebrating Black History Month.
Meet The Team
(9 days ago) The UF Health Science Center – Jacksonville IDEA Advisory Council’s mission is to cultivate an inclusive culture across all academic settings (clinical, educational, research and service), where all identities, experiences and differences are valued and respected. The council accomplishes this work through the development and assessment of IDEA strategic activities and engagement with the
Common Pelvic Floor Disorders and Treatments
(Just Now) Ruchira Singh, MD, MS, FACOG, is a urogynecologist at UF Health Jacksonville and chief of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery for the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. Singh is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to women with PFDs using a spectrum of therapeutic options.
(6 days ago) Tracy Collins was born in Bismarck, North Dakota and raised in Great Falls, Montana. After four years in the U.S. Navy as an award-winning broadcast journalist, she graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Communications. As media personality Tracy Dot Com, she is known for her entertainment insight in Jacksonville, Florida.
(6 days ago) Dan Leveton is the media relations manager at UF Health Jacksonville. He serves as a liaison with local, state and national media to help facilitate coverage of events and news involving UF Health Jacksonville, UF Health North and the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
Transforming Lives with Dialectical Behavior Therapy
(8 days ago) Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, has proved to be particularly helpful for youth struggling with severe mental health and behavior challenges. DBT is designed to teach individuals the skills to cope with and change unhealthy behaviors. UF Health offers this evidence-based intervention at UF Health Psychiatry – San Jose, led by Allison
PANDA: Preventing Alcohol, Nicotine and Drug Addiction
(8 days ago) One of the main benefits of PANDA is the opportunity for patients to access these resources and programs in-house at UF Health versus going to an outside resource or recovery program. As the program rolls out to more UF Health primary care locations across Jacksonville, its main goal is not only to help patients struggling with substance abuse
Slowing the progression of macular degeneration
(3 days ago) Natalie Spindle is a marketing specialist in the Communications and Marketing department at UF Health Jacksonville. She is responsible for coordinating marketing efforts for nursing and the Prime of Your Life women’s health series. Natalie also develops advertising and marketing materials for various hospital service lines.
Excelling in Patient Care
(1 days ago) I’m proud to report UF Health Jacksonville has once again been named one of the best hospitals by Healthgrades, a national organization that rates hospitals across the country. Healthgrades placed UF Health Jacksonville in the top 250 hospitals, or the top 5%, for clinical quality. This is the third year in a row we have received the distinction, which is based on delivering exceptional
A Bright IDEA
(7 days ago) Our work in diversity, inclusion, equity and access is not new. In fact, UF Health Jacksonville has been well known since its inception in 1870 for responding to the health care needs of everyone in the community. Throughout those 150 years, we have excelled in trailblazing clinical services, such as emergency care, trauma and heart surgery.
A Legacy of Care, Compassion and Quality
(5 days ago) A Legacy of Care, Compassion and Quality. Russell E. Armistead, former CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, hopes to be remembered as receptive and transparent. To many employees, Russell E. Armistead, MBA, former CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, is just Russ. He greeted them in the hallways, during weekly rounds and when he got lunch in the cafeteria.
Giving Back and Paying it Forward
(4 days ago) These are just a few of the actions Kimberly Mariani Jones, MBA, recently appointed chief development officer at UF Health Jacksonville and assistant vice president of development for the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, keeps constant in her professional and personal life.This might be why her humble, easy-going nature is quite infectious, along with her ability to
Time to toss the Tums
(7 days ago) Time to toss the Tums. UF Health Jacksonville patient finds relief after suffering with acid reflux for more than 20 years. Sandra Pompey, a retired veterinary technician, has always led an active lifestyle. She eats healthy, exercises and travels the world participating in animal rescue projects. Throughout most of her adult life, though, she
(9 days ago) Kimberly Jones shares her story & her vision as UF Health Jacksonville's new chief development officer. By: Bonnie Steiner Slowing the progression of macular degeneration. For Paul Silliman, seeking care at UF Health Ophthalmology - Jacksonville was a clear choice By: Natalie Spindle
Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP
(6 days ago) Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, is the CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida, dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and a professor of emergency medicine. Haley, who joined UF in January 2017, previously served as a professor of emergency medicine and executive associate dean at
Finding Relief With Virtual Realty
(Just Now) Douglas Suffield, MAcOM, DiplOM, LAc, is a pain education specialist working with PAMI on this project.He is a former emergency medical responder and is board-certified in acupuncture and oriental medicine. Suffield currently consults with UF Health Jacksonville patients, offering them a nonpharmacologic toolkit of pain management options, including a virtual reality viewer to take home.
The Top In Trauma Care
(8 days ago) UF Health Jacksonville houses one of only 10 Level I trauma centers in the state. UF Health TraumaOne is the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in the region, serving 30 counties in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. The verification process is voluntary and confirms that a hospital has demonstrated its ability to provide all
New research dean brings fervor for innovation
(2 days ago) Jesef Williams is a senior communications coordinator in the Communications and Marketing department at UF Health Jacksonville. He largely serves as a writer and editor, with a bulk of his activity involving the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
TAVR Leads to a New Beginning
(5 days ago) Fortunately for Mann, he made it in time. Any longer and permanent damage is always a risk. After a month at home, he returned to UF Health Jacksonville and was cleared for the procedure. “I went under for surgery at 2 p.m., woke up at about 9:30 the next morning and the nurse told me, ‘You’ve got to get up and move around,’” Mann said as his eyes widened.