UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

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UF Health Shands
Cancer Hospital
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Geography
LocationGainesville, Florida, United States
Coordinates29°38′20″N 82°20′32″W / 29.6389°N 82.3422°W / 29.6389; -82.3422Coordinates: 29°38′20″N 82°20′32″W / 29.6389°N 82.3422°W / 29.6389; -82.3422
Organization
Care systemNon-Profit
Hospital typeTeaching
Affiliated universityShands
Services
Emergency departmentYes
Beds192
SpecialityCancer hospital
History
Founded2006
Links
Websitehttp://cancer.ufl.edu/
ListsHospitals in Florida

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital is an academic cancer center in Gainesville, Florida. The 200 bed complex focuses on producing basic laboratory findings that will ultimately be used for preventive therapies for cancers.[1][2]

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This complex is eight stories high, and contains over 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of space. The facility houses about 200 private inpatient beds for a variety of patients, including those receiving diagnostic and therapeutic oncology services. It also includes a Critical Care Center for emergency and trauma related services. Designed by Flad Architects and built by SkanskaUSA, construction was completed in 2009 and cost $388 million.[3]

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