Crane present behind UF Health Shands Hospital Now through March 2020

An infrastructure upgrade for UF Health Shands Hospital’s IT telecommunications system will require construction at the back of the hospital building (located on 1600 SW Archer Road) for about a year, from now through March 2020.

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UF Health Jacksonville breaks ground on second phase of Wildlight project

UF Health Jacksonville broke ground on a joint project with the YMCA within the new community of Wildlight in Nassau County. UF Health Rehabilitation – Wildlight will have 36,000 square feet and include a YMCA fitness center.

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University of Florida and UF Health Announce $20 Million Gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation

A $20 million gift helps launch Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health.

Small Animal Hospital Expansion

UF Small Animal Hospital Expansion

Building on emergency response and practice-ready teaching.

Archer Road Parking Map

Parking Update – Archer Road Parking Lot Opens Jan. 7 with Employee Courtesy Shuttle

On Jan. 7, the newly constructed Archer Road parking lot is scheduled to open, adding 185 spaces for faculty and staff with Blue decals. The lot can be accessed from Mowry Road.

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Service Access Updates

UF Health Shands Hospital Subway will close Nov. 2-5 for renovations

Nov 1st, 2018

Patients, visitors, faculty and staff will notice some major changes at the UF Health Shands Hospital Subway. The restaurant will close Friday, Nov. 2 and reopen Tuesday, Nov. 6 at midnight.

[Now open] Aug. 14: Parking garage entrance on Southwest 13th Street closed for utility work and paving

Jul 20th, 2017

Traffic will be rerouted to Southwest 14th Avenue entrance (see map inside)


UF Cogen Plant

Sunday, March 31 from 2:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. | Part of Archer Road will close for gas line testing

Mar 25th, 2019

Area impacted from Shands main hospital to 16th Avenue/Garage 9 and Triangle parking areas.

Renovations continue in children’s hospital lobby

Oct 9th, 2018

Pathway access in children’s hospital lobby rerouted during renovations.

Renovations underway for Labor and Delivery Unit

Aug 17th, 2018

Renovations are underway for eight state-of-the-art Labor Delivery-Recovery rooms, along with additional nursing and physician workspace and physician call rooms recently vacated by the former Neonatal ICU.

App tracks on-campus bus routes

Aug 2nd, 2018

Never miss your shuttle! TransLoc Rider helps riders plan travel.

New District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office – Groundbreaking

New District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office – Groundbreaking

Jan 25th, 2018

The facility is expected to be completed by Oct. 1, 2018.

Buck hoist in use for units 54/55 & 24/25 renovations at UF Health Shands Hospital

Jan 16th, 2018

At UF Health Shands Hospital, a buck hoist will be up and visible from Archer Road to accommodate renovations on units 54/55 and 24/25. The buck hoist will provide access […]


McKnight Brain Institute opens new state-of-the-art labs

Oct 20th, 2017

Learn how UF Health researchers will benefit from renovated high-tech lab spaces at the McKnight Brain Institute.

Welcome to Blueprints for progress

UF Health is in the midst of extraordinary growth and development as we continue to move forward together. In an effort to keep our patients, visitors, faculty, staff and community informed of the exciting changes, I’d like to introduce you to Blueprints for progress.

As construction, relocation and renovation projects continue at our Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses, Blueprints for progress serves as a tool to communicate key project updates.

Featuring photo galleries, videos and project announcements, is a dynamic website that houses current and future clinical, administrative and academic construction updates.

Recent Galleries

Behind-the-scenes of our UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals

See photos of the construction for the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals.