As the Florida Physician was going to press, the UF Health community was devastated by the sudden loss of an inspirational leader, beloved son, father, friend and colleague. Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE, FACEP, CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, passed away unexpectedly July 24 at age 56.
In addition to serving as CEO and dean, Haley was a UF professor of emergency medicine and vice president for health affairs for UF. He assumed his UF roles in January 2017 and became CEO of UF Health Jacksonville in January 2018.
The Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, Memorial Fund was recently established to support UF Health Jacksonville’s highest priorities. Gifts will honor Haley’s character, values, leadership, service and commitment to the community by supporting UF Health Jacksonville’s mission to heal, comfort, educate and discover.
More information on Haley’s legacy as a physician and community leader will be shared in an upcoming publication.