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UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital earned LEED Gold certification. It is the first in Florida and one of only a handful of LEED Gold hospitals in the country. Key features include recycled content in the concrete, low- and no-VOC materials, and an onsite power plant that can fully support the facility and can keep it running in the event of a power outage. Size: 500,000 Square Feet Sustainability Initiatives: This project is the first LEED Gold certified hospital in Florida Special Features: Eight floors plus a full interstitial floor for 192 patient beds Cancer Care Center Emergency Department serving 100,000 patients per year Trauma Center (Level lll) State-of-the-Art Surgical Suites Stem Cell Laboratory Full Imaging to include: (2) 320-detector row CT scanners (The only hospital with two, and they are two out of only ten in the country) Patient/Family Amenities include: Café and Rooftop Garden Retail Gift Shop Pharmacy Cancer Resource Center Chapel and Meditation Rooms Interactive Donor Wall and Art Displays 150-foot Connector Tunnel to main campus Separate Central Utility

A cancer center with heart


IIDA Wisconsin Design Award, First Place

As a cancer patient, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by a myriad of tests and treatments. Constant checking in and check-ups. A barrage of specialists and space-age technology. But the physicians at Shands knew it didn't have to be that way.

When Shands envisioned a comprehensive cancer hospital, they imagined gathering people together who share a common focus on the same disease. A multidisciplinary care facility with centralized services under one roof. An environment designed specifically to nurture cancer patients, complete with spaces for family members who support them during their long recovery.

Not simply a place to receive oncology treatments, the Shands Cancer Hospital is a resource for the community and a place to celebrate life. It has a healing garden, a patient information center, training rooms, and a conference center for health fairs, screenings, and workshops on cancer prevention. Above all, this facility will allow medical teams to provide patients with excellent care, while they continually develop improved technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer-related illnesses.

Location: Gainesville, Florida


"The new cancer hospital allows us to provide the latest treatments, many of which have been developed by researchers at UF Health Shands Cancer Center, which is why our care truly is 'bench-to-bedside'. We are in the business of putting cancer out of business, and having this hospital will allow us to do just that."

 William Stratford MayMDPhDCenter Director