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Shands pediatric programs earn top nod


Multiple pediatric programs out of Shands have gained top rankings in the state and are among the best in the nation. Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida gained recognition this week for the diabetes and endocrinology program and gastroenterology program, both deemed the top in the state. 4 other programs joined those in placing among the top 50 in the nation. Pediatrics Department Chair Rick Bucciarelli says this is just one step in their continued effort towards excellent patient care.

“We’re getting there through taking care of patients from all over the country. We’re getting there by our faculty speaking more across the country and sharing their research ideas. I think all of that comes together in an excellent outcome for us for 2011, but we’re not going to stop there, we’re going to get better,” he says.

Shands ranked for the first time in diabetes and endocrinology last year.

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