Latest Shands at the University of Florida Stories

2014-09-05 16:23:23

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UF Health Shands Children's Hospital marked an important milestone on Sept. 3 with the debut of a colorful new facade, a dedicated entrance and the opening of the Sebastian Ferrero Atrium, part of a series of renovations focused on creating a welcoming setting and augmenting high-quality care for children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140905/143566 The Sebastian Ferrero Atrium, designed with the youngest patients and their...

2014-01-19 23:02:25

Sunshine Recycling of Jacksonville is providing multiple construction dumpsters and daily hauling services on the construction of the UF Health Jacksonville North medical center. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 Construction dumpster rental company Sunshine Recycling of Jacksonville is currently working with Jacksonville-based construction company Perry-McCall Construction Inc. on the UF Health Jacksonville North medical center. Located on Max Leggett Parkway near River City...

2013-12-10 23:28:09

UF Health Shands selects BESLER Consulting to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue recovery services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that UF Health Shands has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Under Medicare reimbursement regulations, when certain patients are discharged to post...

2010-09-21 13:26:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent analysis projects growth in the demand for children's services in the region and supports increased investment in pediatric services at Shands at UF. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100921/FL68823 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100921/FL68823 ) The findings dovetail with the longstanding mission of the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation to create a nationally prominent children's hospital and with the...

2009-12-16 07:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that Shands Jacksonville, a major safety-net provider in the Jacksonville, Florida, market, is experiencing financial struggles as its charity-care costs have increased significantly while funding for such care has decreased. According to the Jacksonville Market Overview, an additional challenge for the hospital is that its contract with UnitedHealthcare for...

2009-10-23 16:27:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heading to the hospital? These days, the newest member of your medical team just might be the building itself -- and it's likely to play a bigger role in your healing than you might think. New trends in hospital design are helping health-care systems to better choreograph care and provide a soothing yet energy-efficient environment. Consider the Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida, which opens Nov. 1. The new...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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