Jacksonville's first hospital and Florida's first non-military hospital, Duval
Hospital and Asylum (later to become University Hospital) is established
at the corner of Jessie St. and Franklin St.
George A. Brewster Hospital and School of Nurse Training (later
to become Methodist Hospital) opens to care for victims of the Great Fire of Jacksonville.
The Duval County Welfare Board takes control of Duval Hospital, which becomes a
tuberculosis sanitarium on Jefferson St.
The first residency program in the state opens at Duval Hospital.
Duval Hospital is renamed Duval County Hospital.
Duval County Hospital offers the first cancer program in Florida.
The facility is renamed Duval Medical Center.
First radiation oncology program in Jacksonville.
First open heart surgery in Jacksonville.
Brewster Hospital moves to Jefferson and Eighth St., and reopens as the not-for-profit
First pediatric cardiology program in the city.
First hemodialysis unit for end-stage renal disease in Jacksonville.
A new 485-bed facility opens as University Hospital of Jacksonville,
across from Methodist Hospital.
First gynecologic oncology program in Jacksonville.
First neonatology program in Jacksonville.
City's first Level III neonatal intensive care unit.
First electronic microscope in Jacksonville.
First comprehensive hospice program in Florida.
University Hospital becomes a private, not-for-profit facility and contracts with
the City of Jacksonville to provide indigent care. University Medical Center, Inc.,
assumes operation of the hospital.
The hospital's trauma center is the first in the state to be granted Level I status.
City's first hospital-affiliated primary care center.
First pediatric sickle cell program in north Florida.
University Hospital is designated an affiliate of the
University of Florida, strengthening the educational relationship of the
two entities and establishing the
UF Health Science Center Jacksonville.
University Hospital is designated the metropolitan campus for the Gainesville-based
UF Health Science Center. All physician faculty
based in Jacksonville become UF faculty.
University Hospital is renamed University Medical Center.
First kidney transplant in Northeast Florida.
Methodist Hospital is renamed Methodist Medical Center.
The UF Southside Specialty Care Center, the first UF community-based multi-specialty
practice, opened in Jacksonville.
First heart transplant in Northeast Florida.
University Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center merge, forming Shands
Jacksonville, an affiliate of the University of Florida and Shands
University of Florida opens the UF Proton Therapy
Institute on the Shands Jacksonville campus, the first proton beam therapy
facility in the Southeast.
First hospital in the Southeast with VeinViewer technology.
Shands Jacksonville Advanced Breast Imaging Center is the first in the region to
offer 3-D breast ultrasound.
UF surgeons at Shands Jacksonville are the first in the region to perform gastric
imbrication, a surgical weight loss procedure with no cutting, stapling or removing
stomach tissue and does not require a medical implant.
The Shands Jacksonville Breast Health Center is the first imaging center in North
Florida to offer 3-D digital breast tomography.
The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration approves Shands Jacksonville's
Certificate of Need application to construct a new,
100-bed medical campus in north Jacksonville.