Uf Health Shands Hospital

79%

Patients that would definitely recommend
9% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, small intestine surgeries, and treating bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleeds, and pancreatitis

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

9 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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75%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
6% higher than the national average

79%

Would definitely recommend
9% higher than the national average

Uf Health Shands Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%62%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%54%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%63%66%

Uf Health Shands Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%58%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%68%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Absolutely love Dr. Elder!! She is very kind and compassionate. She always explains everything throughly and answers every question I have. I’m so happy we have her to care for our daughter.

Suzanne Jul 05 2020

Review for Dr. Elder

Excellent work. no fan fare, comes in does the job and your good to go. Very highly rated among his peers. I concur. He did a great job. Almost 2 yrs later, no issues to report. all is well.

Gary Weaver Jul 04 2020

Review for Dr. Khanna

Great Doctor!!

Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Tyndall-Smith

I had a very very good experience with Dr Tan, I truly believe that she saved my life. Great surgeon, very thorough, and very knowledgeable, which is what I want in a surgeon. Highly recommend.

Daphne Dorsey Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Tan

Sal Lamagna Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Wangia

Excellent doctor! Very polite and extremely dedicated. He explained and educated us on my mom’s disease. Highly recommend him and looking forward to working with doctor Toskich.

Manushaqe Didati Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Toskich

I have been a patient of Dr. Diaz and Internal Medicine for many years. Always on schedule with in house lab. Dr Diaz is always respectful, explains his analysis and corrective measures. I feel fortunate to be under the care of Dr. Diaz, Lisa and Internal Medicine.

Stephen Cadwallader Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Dr. Alois is very kind and patient. She takes the time to listen to me and is very thorough in presenting and explaining options that she feels could be helpful to me. She has never made me feel rushed. I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful doctor.

Jun 28 2020

Review for Dr. Alois

Wonderful doctor- Very caring and takes the time to listen. He is very competent.

Michelle from Ocala Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Bubb

We loved Dr. Ghiaseddin and would recommend him to anyone in need of a neuro oncologist.

Kelly Payne Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Ghiaseddin

Thomas R. Gainer Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Deeb

Excellent doctor, he found my problem immediately. Dr A was kind and caring.

Jean Carroll Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Antonelli

Dr Odom takes his time with each patient and really listens. He is caring and open-minded.

Karin Lynn Plitt Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Odom

Dr Chim did a great job with my hand surgery very pleased.

T Hun Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Chim

Love Dr. Diaz! So personable, friendly, and never seems rushed. Listens to my concerns and questions.

Melanie Clubb Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Kimberly Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Scott

Dr. Antony is one of the best physicians I have been to. He explains your condition to you well and the treatment options that are available. He is also one of the most friendly physicians I have ever visited. I highly recommend him. He is now at the Orthopedic Institute in Gainesville.

De. Bob Mount Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Antony

Dan L. Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Schoch

Jeffrey Potter Jun 05 2020

Review for Dr. Forsmark

Heather May 31 2020

Review for Dr. Cope

Great bedside manner and excellent surgeon. Thank you UF for saving my vision when no one else would see me due to my insurance issues.

K. Brown May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Dawson

As a 75 year old male, I have never been more satisfied with the a doctor in any field as I have been with Dr. Dagan. If you want the best treatment for cancer in northeast Florida SEE HIM.

AL BARTON May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Dagan

My husband came down with Sespis and Dr. Addisu treated him in West Marion community hospital and is a very caring thoughtful Doctor! we really enjoyed having him on his team!

Mr. Hopkins May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Addisu

Dr. Rodenas doesn't seem to care much for his poorer patients, especially those who are not white.

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Rodenas-Medina

Dr Brian Hoh operated on me with very short notice on the day before Thanksgiving 2019 due to the size of my aneurysm. He is professional and he listens to the patient. I am glad he is my doctor.

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Hoh

Competent, caring, compassionate-puts you at ease. great bedside manner

Bill M May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Meyers

Dr. Smith is the ultimate Family Doctor. Dr. Smith takes the time to listen to your problems and takes the time to discuss his diagnosis of the problem. I’ve been a patient of Dr. Smith for over 20 years. I would highly recommend him as your doctor.

Mike Ferguson May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Smith

Dasha Jenkins May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Arnaoutakis

We have to drive 1 1/2 hours to see Dr Podaru and it’s worth. Kind and soft spoken and so knowledgeable.

Renee R May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Podaru

Donna Baker May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Pincus

He is all some doctor

Kat May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Lauzardo

H is good doctor

Kat May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Cook

He great doctor

Kat May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Allen

He is great doctor he make sure that you are ok about what is going on with surgery And you are health for it

Kat May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Rosenberg

He is all some for a doctor he make sure that the med are ok with you

Kat May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Averbuch

Lisa Immarco May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Kaye

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Kenneth Schamens, Col. USAF (Ret) May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Stechmiller

May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Konopack

As a metastatic breast cancer patient, Dr Cope Managed my other medical needs. She was funny and caring and I trusted her advice. I will miss her but wish her luck.

Cecelia May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Cope

Dr. Cassisi is an outstanding physician who exceeds my expectations in terms of professionalism, education, training, experience and is a caring and compassionate practitioner.

May 04 2020

Review for Dr. Cassisi

Janet Todd Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Holland

Fran Newberger Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Schoch

Outstanding

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Ghaffar

Above & beyond the most caring dentist I have ever encountered. His office is beautiful, clean and his staff is amazing! Such a wonderful experience, they make you feel like family! Linda & Carl Allen

Apr 28 2020

Review for Dr. Kasem

Everything went well with the visit,they had a few chairs outside which is good for the oldsters and women but a few more would be better.

Erik Wamnes Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Dr Díaz is an excellent doctor and his nurse Lisa is a great nurse. They both are great together

Apr 27 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Had procedure done today and OUTSTANDING doctor! Dr. Collins cares and takes his time with you. Highly recommend him!!!!!

Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Collins

Michael Fein Apr 23 2020

Review for Dr. Elliott

Michele "Missie" Curtis Apr 18 2020

Review for Dr. Solomon

Dr. Martinez is AMAZING! He truly cares about his patients and has a wonderful bed side manner. I would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for a rheumatologist.

Kim Richards Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Martinez

While he was working at Shands Psychiatric hospital, he was verbal harassing and abusive to patients with fragile mental health. I wouldn't trust him with ANY patients. Shocked to see he's as well, because I couldn't understand how someone who treats patients that awfully can be around children.

Karl Apr 16 2020

Review for Dr. Wynn

MMS Apr 14 2020

Review for Dr. Kaye

Apr 11 2020

Review for Dr. Farmer

I am very sorry that Dr. Cope has retired and I wish that I had left a review for her long ago. I hope she reads this and knows that my husband and I miss her dearly she had been our family physician for 10 years and we greatly miss her and the great care and respect she gave us.

Gina Banzin Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Cope

Apr 07 2020

Review for Dr. Gan

Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Hughes

Dr. Cassisi is excellent..Also his P.A. Angela. Best team ever, love you both, your kindness is amazing.

Denise Coker Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Cassisi

Tim Hakanen Apr 03 2020

Review for Dr. Patel

Apr 01 2020

Review for Dr. Hoh

He was a Life Saver I was so sick and he knew exactly what medicine to give to make me feel better.

Mar 27 2020

Review for Dr. Walker

Dr. Marxist is the BEST neurologist and sleep medicine specialist I have ever dealt with. He is kind, patient, understanding and thorough. He spends time with his patients and offers great advice. He is a very dedicated physician.

K H Kent Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Maraist

Was great. Gave meds that worked quickly.

Mar 23 2020

Review for Dr. Rozboril

Sharon DeWitt Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Trevino

Thanks to Dr. Hoh I am walking normally and able to do anything I was unable to do the past several years. His staff is incredible. Highly recommend all of them.

Vicki K. Mar 21 2020

Review for Dr. Hoh

Anne Bowman Mar 18 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Donald Davis Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

Just does not really listen to the patient. Already has her mind made up before seeing you

Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Portillo Romero

Diane Rider Mar 17 2020

Review for Dr. Hoh

Very unprofessional. Met my husband who has been diagnosed with rectal cancer with her fingers up his butt, apologized for meeting him that way, and we have had no follow up whatsoever! Terrible, terrible, bedside services. No support whatsoever.

REVA D HUEY Mar 14 2020

Review for Dr. Tan

Tom Sering Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Schoch

DR LAIBSTAIN IS VERY ATTENTIVE AND NICE. I LIKE HER ALOT.

KARMEN Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Laibstain

Nate Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Kaye

We recently met with Dr. Blakemore who determined my daughter is a candidate for VBT as opposed to a large spinal fusion (approx. T3-L3). I appreciate her taking the time to assess whether or not my child was a candidate and proposing a better way to treat her rapidly increasing curve.

Mar 06 2020

Review for Dr. Blakemore

Michael L Smith Mar 05 2020

Review for Dr. Schoch

Dr. Nazario-Lopez is an amazing doctor. I have been struggling with migraines for a few years. Through her expertise, we have significantly reduced my migraine days. She is a very nice and calm physician who is easy to talk to. You never feel rushed and she always listens.

Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Nazario-Lopez

Love Dr Diaz and nurse Lisa

Feb 25 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

She’s the best neurologist I’ve encountered and took extra time to review medical concerns and provided a ton of insight to what was going on that no other physician had bother to do before

Feb 23 2020

Review for Dr. Hella

The most caring person in the medical field

CRIS CRAWFORD Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Rubin

He’s great. Had both hips replaced, a year apart. Surgery was great. Only thing bad is the waiting time in his waiting room, up to an hour.

Linda Evans Feb 20 2020

Review for Dr. Myers

Mike Lengermann Feb 19 2020

Review for Dr. Schlott

She is very careful to identify any possible precancerous lesions. She is very caring and easy to talk to and will check a spot without question in between visits. She treats us as if we were a family member.

Judy and Dave Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Longo-Imedio

She is very caring and patient as she guides us into keeping us healthy as possibly. Wants the best possible outcome for my husband and I and answers any questions we might have. She treats us like family while giving excellent care.

Judy and Dave Feb 17 2020

Review for Dr. Gopal

Feb 15 2020

Review for Dr. Diaz

She is very thorough. I enjoyed my visit with her. She answered all questions and was interested in everything about me. She made me feel good about the path that I will be taking to eliminate this cancer.

Mary Jo Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Lightsey

E. McNeely Feb 14 2020

Review for Dr. Braseth

Dr. Cassisi is a very knowledgeable professional. Never in a rush, this doctor excels in great mannerism, patience and courtesy.

Feb 09 2020

Review for Dr. Cassisi

Best doctor

Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Harrell

Dr. Parvataneni performed knee replacement surgery on my left knee in January 2019. I'm an avid pickleball player and golfer. I was able to compete and win a gold medal in pickleball at the Massachusetts Senior Games that August. His expertise, professionalism and caring are unmatched.

Paul Kelly Feb 08 2020

Review for Dr. Parvataneni

Feels comfortable prescribing maybe 5 different meds, complete waste of time for anything other than being recommended otc cold medicine.

Feb 04 2020

Review for Dr. Hagan

I was referred to Dr. Staud to confirm a diagnosis of fybromalgia by my PC. He is about as knowledgeable on the condition as anyone and has a well-trained staff who are empathetic to fibro pain. I was impressed by Dr. Staud's understanding and enjoyed his sense of humor.

Wellalbie Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Staud

She has been my dr for over 20yrs. She is great kind and listens. Very dedicated to her patients

Margaret Martin Jan 29 2020

Review for Dr. Edwards

She was very caring and extremely thoughtful regarding treatment options.

Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Weinstein

She's the best doctor I ever visited, period. Looks at all possibilities for symptoms, doesn't just brush you off if there's a chance it may lay outside of her specialty. Communicative and compassionate. If all doctors were like her I'm sure my health problems would have been resolved long ago.

CJD82 Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Bird

Jan 25 2020

Review for Dr. Hagan

I had trouble with pain while at the hospital and the nursing staff had to call him in. He told me I had interupted his golf game. Found out it was the pain injection machine that was faulty.

Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Dennis

Location

Uf Health Shands Hospital

1600 South West Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32610