Robotic surgery offers surgeons greater surgical precision, increased range of motion, an enhanced view and improved access to the surgical site, as compared to traditional procedures. Benefits experienced by patients may include less pain and blood loss, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries. Read more about robotic surgery at Sacred Heart.
Inpatient Oncology Unit
Long known for its quality care and true compassion, the St. Catherine's Unit in Sacred Heart Hospital is designated for inpatient care of cancer patients. St. Catherine's is a 39-bed unit which features all private rooms complete with private baths.
Cancer Tumor Board
Our physicians meet together weekly to discuss patient care. They review radiology exams, pathology results and determine the best treatment based on national standards of care.
Social Work Services
We realize a diagnosis of cancer can be very stressful. We provide social workers who can help you through this time as well as provide referral to support services in our community. For more information, call (850) 416-2770.
Woman to Woman Support Group
This support group is open to Breast and Gynecological cancer patients and their family members. The focus of the group is to provide support and education to address the special needs of women coping with this cancer diagnosis. For more information, call (850) 416-2679.
- When: 3rd Thursday of each month - 5:30-6:30pm
- Where: Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Airport - 1st Floor Resource
Chemotherapy Orientation Class
This class provides an overview of what to expect during treatment and the various side effects associated with treatment. We want you and your family to be active participants in your treatments. Your doctors and nurses will also always be available to answer your questions.
- When: Every Tuesday at 2pm and every Thursday at 10am
- Where: Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Airport- 3rd Floor, Conference Room A
Genetic counseling is defined as the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. Individuals are considered to be candidates for cancer risk assessment if they have a personal and/or family history (maternal or paternal lineage) with features suggestive of hereditary cancer. Criteria has been published to help identify 'at risk' families who may benefit from a referral to genetic counseling. Read more about genetic counseling.
American Cancer Society Gift Closet
The ACS gift closet is available in the Patient Services area on the first floor of the Cancer Center. Trained volunteers are always present to assist patients in this area. The American Cancer Society provides new wigs, both human and synthetic hair, for our patients. Donations of new hats and various types of turbans are accepted from many members of area churches and also from employees of Sacred Heart Health System. All patients in the Pensacola area may visit the “closet” and choose a new wig and a few hats or turbans to assist them along their cancer journey.
Education Resource Room
The education resource area is located on the first floor of the Cancer Center. It contains free brochures, books and information on cancer and cancer related topics. The resource area is open to cancer patients, their family members and friends. A computer with complimentary internet access is also available for use. If specific educational materials are needed and cannot be found, please call Linda Wall RN at 416-2769 for assistance.