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Recognizing the benefits of horticulture therapy

From Natural Awakenings By Nancy DeVault Horticulturists at Wilmot Botanical Gardens, in conjunction with The University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, are proving that greenhouses can fight the blues and build self-worth. Research shows gardening decreases stress and depression symptoms, and also boosts balance, coordination, muscle strength, motor…

FRC Medical Director won ASAM Annual Award

Dr. Scott Teitelbaum, vice chair of addiction medicine and Pottash Professor in the University of Florida departments of psychiatry and neuroscience, began the year off right with a national award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Teitelbaum, who is the medical director at the UF Health…

December Spotlight

Megan Santiago, fiscal coordinator at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, received a Shining Star award at the December staff meeting after being nominated by her peers because of her enthusiasm and optimistic outlook on day-to-day duties.  “Megan is always willing to assist when needed, and she always has a…

November Spotlight

At the November all staff meeting, two employees were recognized for shining among their peers. UF Health Florida Recovery Center Executive Director, Roxane Harcourt, L.M.F.T., honored Danielle Smith, administrative assistant, and Daniel Alvarez, substance abuse technician, for their outstanding attitudes and exemplary service. “We are recognizing Danielle today because she goes…

September Spotlight

At the September all staff meeting, UF Health Florida Recovery Center Executive Director, Roxane Harcourt, L.M.F.T., honored several people for their incredible work during Hurricane Irma. Several staff members and physicians worked  around the clock to keep FRC patients safe and comfortable. “They stepped up and took their responsibility and obligation very seriously by…

August Spotlight

Kim Ulrich, B.S., C.T.R.S., is a recreational therapist at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center. She and several other members of the staff were recently honored at the monthly staff meeting. As recipients of the Shining Star award, each was commended for the excellent work they do…

Dr. William Greene promoted to Associate Professor

William Greene, MD Associate Professor Please join us in congratulating Dr. William Greene on his promotion to Associate Professor. We appreciate his commitment to academic development and his leadership contributions to the department.