Raising Hope At Work – 1st Place tie Psychiatry and OBGYN


Raising Hope at Work Team Champion Standings. Way to go Department of Psychiatry!

1st Place Tie –Obstetrics & Gynecology

1st Place Tie –Psychiatry

2nd Place Tie – Community Health & Family Medicine

2nd Place Tie – Neurosurgery

3rd Place Tie – Pharmacology & Therapeutics

3rd Place Tie – Urology

The top three departments will receive a complimentary lunch for their donors. Congratulations to our winning departments!


We would like to thank our Department of Psychiatry Champions for their work in rallying the troops for donations and coordinating some fun ways to get involved!

Lisa Merlo Greene, PhD, MPE Faculty Co-Champion
William Greene
William Greene, MD
Faculty Co-Champion
Priscilla Spence Staff Champion
Priscilla Spence
Staff Champion

BIG thank you also to our Mystery Performers at our Raising Hope at Work FUNdraiser

Daniel Pietras, MD Piano
Daniel Pietras, MD
Jaison Nainaparampil, MD Comedy
Jaison Nainaparampil, MD











Raising Hope at Work is the annual employee campaign that educates UF Health Shands employees on the important work UF Health is doing, and helps make a difference in the lives of our patients through monetary donations.

This year’s Raising Hope at Work campaign provides employees a unique opportunity to lay the foundation of what will be the Southeast’s most advanced Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals. Construction of these premier facilities will include nearly 100 surgical care patient rooms and 120 IC patient rooms – all private to enhance privacy and recovery. The new hospital will also feature multiple hybrid operating rooms, featuring flexible diagnostic and surgical setups, as well as centralized cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology and neurosurgery offices for pre- and post-operative physician appointments.