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UF Health Shands

Location: Gainesville, Fla.

Type of company: Hospital/health system

Meet the organization: The 996-bed health system works across five different facilities. UF Health Shands is staffed by approximately 9,100 employees and more than 2,000 volunteers at any given time. Staff members work side-by-side in the academic healthcare setting with more than 900 UF College of Medicine faculty physicians. UF Shands Hospital is the state's leading medical referral center. In 2015, UF Health Shands Hospital received Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA.

Added benefits: Based on years of service, UF Shands employees can receive up to five weeks of PTO. UF Shands also offers employees a wellness program that includes free health promotion classes, workshops and group exercise activities. Employees are also offered discounted tickets to Florida theme parks, and they can use payroll deduction to pay for tickets. UF Health Shands staff can also receive discounts at Gainesville restaurants, shops and retailers. City bus transit is free for employees with an ID badge.


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