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Andrew Schmidt

UF Health Jacksonville honors 2023 awardees for patient safety efforts

UF Health Jacksonville today awarded six recipients for their patient safety efforts across the world with the 2023 Robert Wears Patient Safety Award. The award is named in honor of Robert L. Wears, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., for his pioneering work to improve patient safety. Dr. Wears was an emergency medicine physician in the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville for nearly three decades and transformed patient safety research.

UF Health opens first hybrid emergency/urgent care center in Northeast Florida

UF Health Jacksonville and Intuitive Health cut the ribbon on a groundbreaking health care asset today in Northeast Florida, an emergency room/urgent care concept that gives consumers choices while providing outstanding care to patients throughout the community. Dr. Edward Roe III, Greg Miller, executive vice president and chief operating officer…

Emergency medicine faculty recipients of 2022 ACEP Teaching Awards

Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, and Alexandria Mannix, MD, have been recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians as outstanding educators who demonstrate superior clinical teaching. Since its founding in 1968, ACEP has strived to educate and train physicians to provide the best emergency care in hospitals across the nation.

Faculty receive patient quality and safety award

Faculty members at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville have been awarded UF’s W. Martin Smith Interdisciplinary Patient Quality and Safety Award. Thomas Beardsley, MD, and Colleen Kalynych, EdD, received the award for their proposal titled, “Utilization of an Escape Room for Teaching Patient Safety.” Beardsley and Kalynych will receive nearly $20,000 to conduct this project on the Jacksonville campus at the Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research, or CSESaR.