About SantaFe HealthCare
SantaFe HealthCare dates back to the early 1980s, beginning as a group of community hospitals and physician practices serving North Central Florida. In 1986, SantaFe acquired AvMed Health Plans, taking the company in a new direction, and in 1990 acquired The Village, a Gainesville retirement community. In 1996, SantaFe divested its hospitals to focus on its growing health plan, hospice and retirement community. Today, SantaFe HealthCare is a thriving company with more than $1 billion in annual revenues, located on a 170-acre Health Park Campus in Gainesville, Florida.
Poised for growth, SantaFe provides a continuum of care options to Floridians through all stages of life—whether it be health benefits through AvMed, a SantaFe Senior Living retirement community, or personalized palliative and end-of-life care at Haven Hospice.
Santa Fe is a prominent name in Gainesville and Alachua County. In 1539, Hernando de Soto led nearly 500 Spanish soldiers on an exploration through Florida. In the 1600s, Spanish missionaries established an important mission in the area, Santa Fe de Teleco, overlooking a beautiful valley that today is where the Santa Fe River runs.