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Message from the CEO

Don Henderson

Welcome to UF Health Central Florida, an award-winning, not-for-profit health care system and the largest, most comprehensive provider of health care services in the region. We care for patients in Lake, Sumter, and Marion counties through inpatient acute hospital services at UF Health Leesburg Hospital and UF Health The Villages® Hospital, inpatient rehabilitation services at UF Health The Villages® Rehabilitation Hospital, adult inpatient psychiatric services at the UF Health Leesburg Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Center and diagnostic laboratory services at several locations.

As a premier health care provider, UF Health Central Florida takes pride in providing progressive, innovative technology, along with building strong relationships with patients, families, physicians and residents of the communities we serve. We are proud to be part of UF Health, a world-class academic health center that combines leading-edge research at campuses around Florida with outstanding clinical care at a network of hospitals around the state. The flagship is UF Health Shands Hospital, ranked the No. 1 hospital in Florida in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals survey, with nine adult and three pediatric specialties in the top 50 in the nation, more than any other hospital in Florida.

I invite you to explore these pages and learn more about our exemplary health care and wide range of high-quality services such as cardiovascular care, orthopedics, minimally invasive surgery, comprehensive diagnostic services, stroke care, labor and delivery, neurosurgery, cancer care and more. It is important to me to be available to community members who have questions and comments. Please feel free to email me anytime.

Don Henderson, FACHE
CEO, UF Health Central Florida