For many years, Brewster Hospital and the School of Nurse Training were important parts of the Black community and the city of Jacksonville. The Brewster nurse epitomized excellence in health care, pride and dignity in appearance, and knowledge of nursing.
Today, UF Health Jacksonville comprises diverse employees from many walks of life with different backgrounds and heritage. We are proud of our African American history and the staff, faculty and physicians who represent us today. We will continue to work to cultivate a culture in which inclusion, diversity, equity and access serve as the foundation of our medical care, education, innovation and research efforts.
Visit the Diversity & Inclusion page on the Bridge for more information about the Diversity Council and ongoing initiatives.