Transitioning your site to UFHealth

UF&Shands is now University of Florida Health.

The name UF Health represents the combined resources of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands health care system. It stands for the shared professional expertise and personal commitment of our 22,000-plus faculty and staff who work daily to improve quality of life and achieve outstanding outcomes for our patients and communities. And it encompasses our world-class patient care, research and education programs throughout Gainesville and Jacksonville.

This change comes as we mark the three-year anniversary of the Forward Together joint strategic plan, when our UF and Shands teams began working together under a common vision with shared goals. As we mark this milestone, we are more unified and have proved that together we form a stronger, more robust academic health center.

An Updated UF Health Web Presence

As you’ve no doubt noticed, the Apollo theme has gone through some small cosmetic changes to match the new UF Health brand. The colors are a little brighter, the logos have been updated, and the names of locations in the global navigation and in the footer have been updated. Web Services has also updated a few existing sites that were using the UF&Shands name in their tag lines to reflect the new naming conventions.

Over the last few months, we’ve gone through and updated the content of and its satellite sites to reflect the changes. But making this change over 500 sites will take much more than just our team – it will take you.

Please take this opportunity to go through your sites and look for content and graphics that should be updated to match the new UF Health name.

New Location Names

New Graphics

  • UF Health’s Web Services team and the Creative Services department are both ready to assist you in recreating or building new graphics to replace ones that us the UF&shands brand or include the ampersand as a design element.

Identity Standards

Email Newsletters

  • Web Services has updated the email newsletter templates to be in line with the new brand. Be sure to use these updated templates for any upcoming newsletters.

For More Assistance

Do you have questions of concerns about your transition to the new brand? Web Services is ready to help!

About the Author


Jeffrey Stevens

Jeff Stevens is the Assistant Web Manager for UF Health Web Services. He focuses on user experience, information architecture, content strategy, and usability.

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