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About Us

North Florida Hospital is a leader in delivering quality, award-winning healthcare to the Gainesville community and North Central Florida area.

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Leadership
At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, we are supported by a leadership team that is committed to bettering the lives of patients within the communities we serve. Our hospital leaders are experienced in many areas of healthcare and use their knowledge to improve the quality of care we provide.
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Awards and recognitions
We strive to exceed our patients' needs. Our dedication to excellence in healthcare has led to us receiving awards and recognition from organizations such as the Joint Commission and the American Diabetes Association.
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In the community
To improve the health of the diverse communities we serve - and as part of HCA Healthcare, Florida's largest healthcare provider - we continue to take a leading role in fundamentally transforming how healthcare is provided. We also work in partnership with other organizations to provide a wide range of community benefit programs and services.

Expansion

As our community grows, we continue to grow with it. Here's an update on HCA Florida North Florida Hospital's recent completed expansion projects.

Expansion

In November 2020, we opened three new units as a result of the completion of our $90 million South Tower Expansion project. The new floors on the South Tower include an 18-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit, a 30-bed Orthopedic Unit and a 30-bed Postpartum Unit. These units include private rooms and innovative technology (Apple TVs, new beds with USB charging capabilities, etc.) to make their patients' stay more comfortable. Another part of this project was also renovating the former postpartum unit to create a new antepartum unit, where expecting mothers with high-risk pregnancies can receive care and monitoring should they require it during their pregnancy.

Additionally, we opened a brand new Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in April 2021, expanding the hospital's capabilities to care for sick and premature infants. The new unit has 25 beds and can care for babies of any age or weight who are critically ill and require advanced equipment and services. Previously, some mothers and babies would have to move to another facility to receive a higher level of care depending on the child's circumstances. Now, our new facility will be able to maintain continuity of care for patients in our hospital.

The Level III NICU is a newly renovated space with large rooms that give parents plenty of space to be able to support their baby. The new NICU also has state-of-the-art equipment, including new isolette beds, continuous cardiorespiratory monitoring, new neonatal ventilators for patients needing respiratory support, comprehensive radiology services and breast pumps for each new mom. We also have cameras for each patient isolette, allowing parents to visit their babies from anywhere, anytime.

With these new additions, HCA Florida North Florida Hospital now has a licensed capacity of 523 beds. As further expansion updates are announced, they will be posted on this webpage. Thank you for your support of our hospital as we grow with the North Central Florida community.

Quality

Delivering quality healthcare to North Central Florida

Quality healthcare is important to each and every patient. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality defines quality healthcare as “doing the right thing at the right time in the right way to achieve the best results possible.” Our providers work together to deliver those results. We are recognized for our commitment to quality by some of the most respected organizations in healthcare.

Our awards and recognitions

Our hospital has been recognized by a number of professional organizations and meets or exceeds benchmarks set by respected institutions.

  • We demonstrate excellence with accreditation by The Joint Commission, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American Society for Bariatric Surgery, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Diabetes Association.
  • HCA Florida North Florida Hospital exceeds benchmarks set by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention.
  • We are recognized by Healthgrades the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company, for the highest-rated care in general surgery and for maternity care.
  • HCA Florida North Florida Hospital is recognized by the American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines quality improvement program for consistently adhering to strict procedures for the treatment of stroke. We have reached the organization’s Gold Achievement Level recognition for our stroke program.
  • The Institute for Safe Medication Practices presented its Cheers Award to HCA Florida North Florida Hospital for a superlative standard of excellence in the prevention of medication errors.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield has designated HCA Florida North Florida Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery, as well as knee and hip replacement and bariatric surgery. These designations are based on rigorous, evidence-based selection criteria in collaboration with physicians and medical organizations and based on their recommendations.
  • We participate in national databases of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Cardiology Foundation. By committing to collecting outcomes data for submission to these databases, surgeons are committing to improving the quality of care their patients receive.
  • We have embraced an evidence-based teamwork system originally developed by the Department of Defense in collaboration with the Agency for Research and Quality. It is aimed at enhancing patient outcomes through enhanced communication and teamwork skills among all healthcare providers. Master trainers help implement this system at our hospital.

The role of technology in delivering quality

There is little doubt that advances in technology play an important role in delivering quality healthcare. That is why we are committed to investing in new technology. Here are just a few examples:

  • A partnership with Alachua County Fire & Rescue makes possible the real-time transmission of electrocardiogram (EKG) tests from the field into the emergency room at our hospital to speed the care for patients having the most dangerous kind of heart attacks. In nearby counties without the resources to pay for needed equipment, HCA Healthcare has committed to donating the technology. Emergency and cardiology physicians and staff can be ready to treat patients as soon as they arrive, saving precious minutes
  • Our acquisition of an obstetric (OB) patient information platform makes it possible for physicians to monitor maternity test results in real-time on their smartphones. Because OB doctors cannot be at their patients’ sides through every moment of labor, this increases accuracy in interpreting test results when doctors can see them instantly and remotely on their smartphones.
  • Operating room tracking screens allow family and friends in the surgical waiting rooms to receive up-to-the-minute status updates on their loved ones. While the screens do not affect patient outcomes, they provide comfort and assurance to friends and family waiting for word about their loved ones. We believe that is also a part of quality patient care.
  • An electronic medication administration barcode system is in place to ensure that our patients receive the correct medication and dosage. Similarly, a barcode system enhances patient safety.
  • An electronic medication administration barcode system is in place to ensure that our patients receive the correct medication and dosage. Similarly, a barcode system enhances patient safety.
  • We make possible access to 911, immediate medical treatment, physician locator, medical library and more through an iTriage application for iPhone and Android users. This brings highly relevant information to patients when they need it.