Recognizing Awards and Accomplishments
Dr. Haley recognizes UF Health Jacksonville staff and faculty for their recent accolades.
As an enterprise, we are constantly working toward our mission to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover. Recently, UF Health has been recognized by prestigious organizations as a result of your hard work, dedication and commitment
The UF Health Cancer Center on the Jacksonville campus received a prestigious three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The cancer program met 34 CoC quality care standards and demonstrated levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.
The program takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer as a complex group of diseases and requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and other cancer specialists. The program will be reevaluated every three years through a survey process. This accreditation highlights our continued commitment to maintaining quality standards.
The UF Health Total Care Clinic – Jacksonville was recently honored at the Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium. The practice received the 2021 Sapphire Award for Health Equity and $60,000 toward its mission to provide comprehensive and high-quality care to underserved patients in Jacksonville. Ross Jones, MD, medical director of the Total Care Clinic, was at the event and accepted the award on behalf of the clinic team.
Jeffrey Goldhagen, MD, chief of the division of community and societal pediatrics, was also honored at the symposium with the 2021 Individual Sapphire Award for Health Equity. He was recognized for his commitment and incredible contributions to the health and well-being of children battling addiction, depression and other conditions.
Dr. Goldhagen and the Total Care Clinic team have worked hard over the years to help achieve health equity in our community. I am happy to see their work recognized.
I am exceedingly proud of the work all of you do on a daily basis. Thank you for your diligence and continued support as we work together to move medicine forward.
Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA
CEO, UF Health Jacksonville
Dean, UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville