The University of Florida Health Science Center and six-hospital Shands HealthCare announced a $580 million strategic plan to refocus the complex academic medical center around patient care, community engagement and multidisciplinary research.
Shands, Florida center unveil $580 million plan
The result of nine months of strategic planning, the Forward Together five-year plan includes spending $230 million on new research, clinical and educational facilities and $200 million on new research programs, along with $110 million to enhance clinical quality and $40 million on new educational programs. Transfers from the clinical enterprises will fund the new efforts, along with philanthropy, royalties, grants and university support, according to a news release.
The expansion plans include implementing a uniform EHR across all clinics, hospitals, and academic centers, creating a new Shands hospital for women and children, and relocating community clinics closer to their patients. A spokeswoman confirmed that the plan also includes adding about 300 new faculty over five years.
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