Recognizing the resilient and hard working employees at UF Health.
May is a special month for UF Health Jacksonville, because we celebrated UF Health Week May 10 – 14.
Historically, we celebrated this time period as National Hospital Week, but beginning in 2020, we decided to call it UF Health Week to fully encompass and include all of the entities in our enterprise.
When we launched the inaugural UF Health Week last year, it was at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and, unfortunately, we weren’t able to do everything we initially planned. This year, however, we were ready for the virtual approach to the events and planned a week full of celebrations with COVID-19 precautions in place.
I hope you were able to join in on the fun. Some of the featured events included daily wellness workouts, such as yoga, Zumba and tai chi, and special leadership presentations focused on each of our entities and their plans for the future.
I’d also like to say congratulations to all of the employees celebrating milestone anniversaries with UF Health this year. It’s an honor to have so many long-tenured employees working here. It’s truly a testament to our strong workforce.
We also celebrated the amazing work of our nurses. Be sure to check out a special video on the Bridge and screensavers that celebrate and acknowledge many of the recent accomplishments of our nursing staff.
I speak on behalf of all UF Health leadership when I say I’m proud to celebrate each and every one of you, not just during UF Health Week, but every day of the year. I saw you rise to the challenge this past year and witnessed incredible resilience firsthand. From working through the initial onset of COVID-19 to administering vaccines these past few months, you are all health care heroes. Thank you for everything you do!