When it comes to cardiovascular healthcare, Sacred Heart Hospital is the largest and most innovative provider in Pensacola and throughout Northwest Florida.
Our record shows it -- more than 30 years of proven care, modern skill and heart-felt compassion.
Our highly skilled physicians, surgeons, nurses and imaging specialists provide comprehensive care for all cardiovascular concerns – from diagnostic testing to treatment. We also provide preventive therapies and ongoing care for patients through our heart failure clinic and our centers offering cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services.
At Sacred Heart Regional Vascular & Heart Institute, doctors and nurses are longtime leaders in heart care, as this list of firsts shows. These accomplishments demonstrate our experience, attention to detail and ability to use new technology to improve patient outcomes and the quality of patients' lives.
Not only does the institute provide exceptionally skilled physicians, but it also offers "Nurse-Navigators" who guide patients and their families through the process, from the initial appointment to advice and support when you return home after treatment. Call (850) 416-BEAT (as in heart BEAT) and they will connect you to the heart care you need.
When 61-year-old DeFuniak Springs resident Jerry Darby arrived at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with severe chest pain, he wasn't sure what was going to happen. An avid fisherman and hunter who raises hunting dogs, Jerry says, "I thought I had heard my last hound dog bark."
I've Told God I Want to Go in a Heartbeat . . .
I Almost Got My Wish
Bob Dodd, a 72-year-old DeFuniak Springs resident, began feeling a heaviness in his chest while he and his wife were driving to Pensacola for a doctor's appointment. Upon arrival in Pensacola, he was rushed by ambulance to the Sacred Heart Chest Pain Center.
Leo Griffith, 75, is grateful for Dr. Grise's experience with the Impella device. He was in a casino in Atmore, Ala. when he suffered a heart attack and fell to the floor. During an ambulance ride to the local hospital, Leo's heart stopped beating and the ambulance crew had to shock his chest to revive him.