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UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Our program ranked #1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report

Published: July 9th, 2018

Ranked #19 in the country and #1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report, our pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program is the highest-ranked specialty at UF Health […]

Lead Photo: Izabella

From teething to transplant: Izabella’s Journey

Published: April 27th, 2016

In December of 2011, Krystina Lopez was given little hope that her twin daughters, Jesubelle and Izabella who were born three months premature, would survive…

Adult Congenital Heart Survivor Hopes to Raise Awareness, Money for Research

Adult Congenital Heart Survivor Hopes to Raise Awareness, Money for Research

Published: March 28th, 2013

Congenital Heart Walk in Jacksonville Set for Saturday, April 6 Melissa Hartman of Jacksonville hopes the upcoming Congenital Heart Walk raises awareness of not only congenital heart disease, but also […]

Celebrating CHD Awareness Week

Celebrating CHD Awareness Week

Published: February 7th, 2013

During CHD Awareness Week, the Congenital Heart Center at UF will be tweeting (@UFCHC) and Facebooking (facebook.com/ufchc) information about congenital heart defects.  February is the month to celebrate everything hearts. […]

Free Parking (Really!)

Published: January 22nd, 2012

By Allison Wilson UF&Shands is driving forward with an exciting initiative to improve the patient experience and increase the use of services in Gainesville by offering free parking for patients […]

UF Health Congenital Heart Center Transplant Program Exceeds the National Survival Rates

Published: November 10th, 2011

Our multidisciplinary team approach, experience, expertise, and ongoing commitment to innovation and compassionate care has set the standard of care for children with end-stage heart failure achieving excellent long term […]

Heart Surgeon Performing Miracles

Heart Surgeon Performing Miracles

Published: October 27th, 2011

  When asked during an interview with Shands why he decided to enter the field of Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Bleiweis, without hesitation, answered, “During medical school… I saw my first […]

Nurse Connie Receives Beverly Millard Award of Excellence

Nurse Connie Receives Beverly Millard Award of Excellence

Published: October 13th, 2011

Connie Nixon, R.N. has gained the admiration, respect and love of not only the children we care for but also their parents, and those who have worked with her for […]