Gainesville Florida is very well known as a large, reputable medical community with three large hospitals. The medical community, hospitals, medical centers, are Alachua county’s largest employers.
World renowned specialty services provide excellent care and facilities for all of North Florida.
Shands HealthCare, affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, is one of the Southeast’s premier health systems. Shands includes two major teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals, a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers, and two home health agencies. Shands at the University of Florida includes Shands Children’s Hospital and Shands Cancer Hospital.
North Florida Regional has more than 400 physicians on staff in 40 different specialties. In addition, comprehensive programs covering the full spectrum of care are available from patient education and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. North Florida Regional is a 325-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care referral center serving 14 counties and offering comprehensive heart care, cancer care, women’s health, diabetes care and neuromusculoskeletal services. For eight years, North Florida Regional has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in America according to an annual study of nearly 6,000 hospitals by Solucient.
The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System serves veterans across a large geographical area in North Florida (33 counties) and South Georgia (19 counties). In addition to our two medical centers in Gainesville and Lake City, we offer a number of services to our patients in several satellite outpatient clinics and community-based outpatient clinics. For more information about any of our facilities, please visit the individual facility pages via the links at right.