March 4th, 2021
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Halifax Health, UF Health Announce Urology Collaboration

Halifax Health and UF Health are proud to announce another collaboration to bring the highest level of urologic care to East Central Florida residents, UF Health Urology at Halifax Health.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 22, 2021)  — Halifax Health and UF Health are proud to announce another collaboration to bring the highest level of urologic care to East Central Florida residents, UF Health Urology at Halifax Health.

The program is led by board-certified surgeons Shawn Thomas, D.O., and Bennett Scaglia, M.D.

Before joining the UF Health Urology at Halifax Health team, Scaglia served as the medical director of the prestigious Urohealth Institute of Illinois and served as a faculty member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He graduated with honors from the New York Medical College in 1987 and went on to postgraduate training in general surgery and urology for seven years. The first year of training was at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and the remaining years at the New York Medical College.

Thomas is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After his residency training in general surgery and urology at the Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Thomas completed his fellowship in urologic oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. While in his residency training, Thomas presented research at the annual American Urological Association meeting and received the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons’ award for best scientific poster presentation in urology.

The joint effort between Halifax Health and UF Health raises the bar for world-class patient care in this region.

“We are excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this collaboration between Halifax Health and UF Health. Our No. 1 goal is to always provide a positive patient experience every day and be the leaders in our community when it comes to urologic care,” said Scaglia.

To learn more about the program, please visit or call 386.317.3960.

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit

About University of Florida Health

UF Health is 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.

With main campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville as well as satellite sites in Central Florida and several other locations, UF Health provides exemplary health care to patients across the third-most populous state in the nation. UF Health consists of six health colleges, nine research centers and institutes,10 hospitals — including two teaching hospitals and five specialty hospitals — and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services.

The backbone of UF Health is a talented and dedicated workforce of more than 33,000 people who provide lifesaving care and research breakthroughs for more than 3 million patients who come to UF Health each year from around the U.S. and more than 30 countries.

UF Health is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. As part of the state’s “safety-net’’ hospital system, caring for people who have little or no medical coverage, UF Health provided more than $254.9 million in unsupported charity care and social responsibility across its Gainesville and Jacksonville campuses in fiscal year 2019. Annually, UF Health contributes more than $4.6 billion to Florida’s overall economy.

Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care, innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences, and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation. Visit to learn more.

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