I have been here on two occasions. Both visits resulted in the failure of the main ER to provide quality, efficient and effective health care. If I had not gone to the satellite ER after the main ER on the first visit I probably would have lost some or all use of my arm for the rest of my life. We ended up going to satellite ER both times. The main ER is in dire need of additional rooms, staff and an effective/efficient/organized structure. I love the Shands doctors/nurses/students/admin staff and I am a very vocal advocate to whom ever I meet, but the main ER gives them a black eye! Please don't misunderstand me, The staff in that facility do their best. I blame hospital management at all levels. Although, my wife and I did observe a UF student with a minor left foot injury getting preferential treatment bypassing 30 or more others waiting including me, with a serious dislocated shoulder condition.
Go to one of the satellite ER's first if you can get there you won’t be disappointed!