PC Admin

PC Admin

Administrator
Staff member
Dedicated resource for Uf Health Shands Hospital located in 1600 SW ARCHER RD - Gainesville, FL. Containing reports of complications, death rates etc. Reviews and real experiences of patients and their loved ones are invited. The treatment and medical care statistics listed below are updated and synced twice a year as per the 'Medicare Database' via an API.
 
Provider ID
100113
Address
1600 SW ARCHER RD
City
GAINESVILLE
State
FL
ZIP Code
32610
County
ALACHUA
Phone Number
3522658000
Hospital Type
Acute Care Hospitals
Hospital Ownership
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Emergency Department Volume
very high
Avg time patients spent in emergency dept before seen by a Medical Professional
29 minutes
Patients who left the emergency department before being seen (%)
5%
Median Time to ECG for heart attack/chest pain in Emergency dept
4 minutes
Median time to Pain Med in Emergency Dept
44 minutes
Avg time patients spent in Emergency dept before inpatient admission
467 minutes
Overall Hospital Rating
4.00 star(s)
Cleanliness Star Rating
2.00 star(s)
Doctor Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Nurse Communication Star Rating
3.00 star(s)
Patients who reported that they ALWAYS received help as soon as they wanted (%)
60%
Patients who were unhappy with treatment
8%
Avg Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients (%)
12.7%
Death Rate For Heart Attack Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients (%)
8.9%
Death Rate For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
Significantly better than National Rate
Avg Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients (%)
2.8%
Death Rate For CABG Surgery Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Stroke Patients (%)
17.1%
Death Rate For Stroke Patients Comparison
Worse than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For COPD Patients (%)
6.6%
Death Rate For COPD Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Avg Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients (%)
10.8%
Death Rate For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
Better than the National Rate
Avg Complication Rate For Hip/Knee Replacement Patients (%)
3%
Complication Rate for Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate Per 1000 Persons
7.54
Postoperative Respiratory Failure Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Dialysis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
3.75
Serious Blood Clots After Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery Per 1000 Persons
7.12
Blood Stream Infection After Surgery National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis Per 1000 Persons
1.56
Split Wound After Surgery on The Abdomen or Pelvis National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
2.98
Accidental Cuts and Tears From Medical Treatment National Comparison
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Per 1000 Persons
0.41
Bedsores or Pressure Ulcers Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Per 1000 persons
163.75
Deaths Among Patients With Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment Per 1000 Persons
0.3
Collapsed Lung Due To Medical Treatment National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate Per 1000 Persons
2.54
Perioperative Hemorrhage or Hematoma Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Colon Surgery National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Surgical Site Infections With Abdominal Hysterectomy
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Unplanned Hospital Visits After Colonoscopy National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Attack 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Heart Failure 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission For Stroke Patients National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Pneumonia 30-Day Readmission Rate National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Rate of Readmission After Hip/Knee Replacement National Comparison
No Different than the National Rate
Overall Unplanned Readmission Rate
Significantly worse than the National Rate
Average Cost For Heart Attack Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Heart Failure Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Hip/Knee Replacement Comparison
No Different than the National Average
Average Cost For Pneumonia Patients Comparison
No Different than the National Average
tanya

tanya

New Member
I like the recovery suites they have. The wellness center was where my father was and he was happy with the service. When I came to visit him, I too was surprised by all the updated exercise equipment, the clean showers, towel service and what not. This was not there a few years ago when my uncle was here. They also have TVs in rooms and very helpful staff who are constantly at your beck and call. All in all, I’d give it a 4 star rating (not 5 yet because I’ve never stayed here). But it sure looks nice.
 
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stella

New Member
I would not trust my life in the hands of these flimsy doctors at UF. They are still studying for Christ’s sake.I don’t care how this comes across.but I wouldn’t even trust a student doctor with an IV procedure. that’s how much they scare me. What scares me is a student doctor that is scared. And I got just that. This student doc (or intern) was literally shivering when the head physician asked him to set up the IV for me.

I took one good look at him and told the physician I was uncomfortable with it. The intern went crying. What on earth is this, high school? For someone who had just been taken off of chemotherapy I’m in no condition to take into consideration a student doctor’s feelings especially since I said nothing wrong. As a patient who is paying your salary I feel like I have a say in who takes care of me especially if I feel you are incompetent.
 
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Quin

New Member
I think credit is due- the medical staff at Shands, University of Florida was very warm to me. I was in from 03/03/19 to 03/07/19 for a knee surgery and it went smoothly. Recovery also was good, everyone involved took good care of me. Much appreciated!
 
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Mr_Polite

New Member
If I had a pet (or could stand pets), I wouldn’t even take them to Shands. Because that’s how neglectful they are here. They nearly mixed up my medical procedure with someone else’s. They practically begged me not to sue them, which showed how desperate they are. But honestly, they are just lucky nothing happened to me.
 
Hailey

Hailey

New Member
One thing that baffles me about this place is how some of the doctors have no idea what’s happening. A doc at the Endocrinology unit was the dumbest person alive. He kept getting confused between my case and another patient’s case. He even called me by her name once, Melissa. Thankfully I had an efficient RN who kept reminding him of my case and correcting him wherever he needed to be. This reminded me of how cool nurses really are and seldom get the appreciation they deserve. So this post is specific to all the nurses- you guys are the backbone of a medical practice. Xoxo.
 
brandon

brandon

New Member
Born with a hole in my heart, I’ve been walking in and out of hospitals like I do restaurants. So when a friend told me that Shands was good at the University of Florida, I figured, why not. Besides, medical institutions are always best to go check out when you have rare cases, and mine was pretty weird if it had to persist for this long. I have a few complaints, but overall I like how dedicated the doctors are. They will literally do anything to get their patients feel better, and that is appreciable.

One thing I didn’t like was how disorganized and frankly, irresponsible they were. From the beginning, I remember I had to get admitted into the cardiac unit and for some reason I was wheeled into the neurology department. At first, I thought they needed something from here so I kept quiet. Then later, the neurologist came in and I knew I had to speak up. After that, I was brought to the cardiac unit where they asked for an MRI scan.

Also, there is a horrible waiting period. I remember I had to wait for almost a day to get the MRI scan performed- it’s just too crowded a hospital. But what I don’t understand is that, there are so many student doctors, interns, residents, etc. Can’t they run around and do these procedures? How is it that the doctors seem to be the only busy ones? Either way I got a beautiful private room with a good view and everything. There was a flat screen TV for me to keep me entertained and I made friends with one of the nurses too.

The main thing I was happy about was that they were able to find out the problem- catch it at the source and started treatment immediately. In fact, up until that happened, it was sort of like they were neglecting me, like, there were other patients who needed more attention. But it all happened successfully, and I could leave within a week. Not sure I’d go here again in case of an emergency, but I don’t think it’d be the worst option either.
 
sunrise

sunrise

New Member
The staff are not helpful at all. They expect you to know the blueprints of the hospital before coming in. Ridiculous.
 
Jill

Jill

New Member
I can’t help but commend all the doctors and nurses who worked day and night to help my daughter see another day. It was such an emotional time for us that we didn’t get a chance to thank each one of them personally, so I thought I’d save it for this excellent review for Shands. Look, I’m not going to lie and say that it was a smooth ride all the way.

All I can say is that I owe these docs my daughter's life. We had been to three other medical practices because my daughter has a rare blood disease. None of them said they could take on this case until finally my cousin said that Shands at UF was probably where I should go. I must say, all the doctors, nurses and other medical staff were just the sweetest.

They knew how risky it was to perform surgery, but they calmed my husband and myself down and explained the procedure- literally, everything they were going to do and what they were expecting. I am SO happy they did, because they were able to treat my daughter in the best possible way and she looks healthier than ever. Doctors here are absolute godsends.
 
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