When I reflect on 2023, I see many benchmarks of success. We continue to advance our mission by providing compassionate, high-quality care across the organization. I’m inspired by the commitment that our associates demonstrate every day, and our faculty and colleagues at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville have continued to share their expertise by educating the next generation of health care professionals.
Witnessing these accomplishments unfold has filled my heart with gratitude and pride. Your dedication and your commitment to quality and patient safety continue to be a hallmark of the care you provide. Our success is now also being noticed outside the organization.
Congratulations for achieving the top grades from the Leapfrog Fall Safety report. In November, UF Health Jacksonville’s downtown campus earned its first-ever A grade — an incredible milestone. UF Health North also achieved an impressive increase in its overall numerical score.
There is no doubt that achievements like this require an absolute team approach to everything we do.
I know this to be true because I have had the privilege of meeting so many of you during more than 100 listening sessions. I heard your thoughts, ideas and feedback. You told me about our successes and challenges. I also learned more about the incredible work you do on a daily basis and gained insight on ways we can better support you.
Over the next few months, I hope to share some of the major take-aways from our listening sessions. And because timely communication with you is important to me, we will be using our new digital newsletter, which will replace Open Lines. With the new digital format, you will have the opportunity to submit your valuable input and ideas through a link in the newsletter. We will of course continue to communicate through updates on the Bridge, and in regular emails and announcements.
As a successful 2023 ends, I look forward to a better 2024 as we prepare to have an even greater impact on the communities we are called to serve. Thank you for representing UF Health Jacksonville with excellence. I’m grateful that you bring your talent and gifts to UF Health as we strive to be the most trusted health partners in the region.
Patrick L. Green, FACHE
CEO, UF Health Jacksonville