Sacred Heart Health System News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:40:19 CST Covenant Care and Sacred Heart Plan Inpatient Hospice Center Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:10:25 CST Pensacola, Fla., (Sept. 27, 2016) -- Covenant Care and Sacred Heart Hospital announced today an exciting new collaboration to address the needs of seriously ill patients and families at the end of life with plans to open the new Covenant Care Inpatient Hospice Center at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Many patients with life-limiting illnesses reach a point in their lives where their loved ones are no longer able to provide the care they need to address complex issues. Those patients will...[Read The Full Story at ] Radiation Oncologist Joins Sacred Heart Cancer Center Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:40:30 CST Dr. Veronica Carden, a radiation oncologist, has joined the Sacred Heart Cancer Center in Pensacola. Dr. Carden graduated medical school from Florida State University. She completed her residency training in radiation oncology from State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. Dr. Carden has special medical interests in treating all types of cancers with radiation therapy -- especially breast and lung cancers. She is skilled in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) that ...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola Recognized as Own the Bone 'Star Performer' Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:43:41 CST Sacred Heart Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Florida to be recognized as a ''Star Performer'' of the Orthopedic Association's Own the Bone program for leading the way in post-fracture care. Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 200 healthcare institutions nationwide that have taken the initiative to ensure its high-risk fracture patients receive the treatment and care that they deserve by implementing the Own the Bone program. The program aims to better identify, evaluate and treat patients...[Read The Full Story at ] OB/GYN Joins Sacred Heart Women's Care Center Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:09:07 CST Obstetrician-gynecologist Lakeema Bruce, MD has joined the medical staff of the Sacred Heart Women's Care Center and will serve as an assistant professor with the University of Florida OB/GYN Residency Program at Sacred Heart. Dr. Bruce graduated with her bachelor's and medical degrees from Florida State University, and she completed her residency training through the University of Florida OB/GYN Residency Program at Sacred Heart. She is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and G...[Read The Full Story at ] Sepsis: Your Body's Toxic Response to an Infection Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:49:30 CST Sepsis -- the body's toxic response to an infection -- made headlines when legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died from septic shock. Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated incident. The Centers for Disease and Control estimate that more than 258,000 Americans die from sepsis each year, more than the number of deaths from heart attacks. Dr. Timothy Rak, an emergency medicine physician at Sacred Heart Hospital, says sepsis can be overlooked because its symptoms mimic other disease processes. ''There is...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Medical Group Welcomes New Physician in Pensacola Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:31:40 CST Sacred Heart Medical Group welcomes Dr. Leslie Thomas to the family medicine practice in Pensacola, located at 4929 Mobile Hwy. Dr. Thomas, who is board-certified in family medicine, is accepting new patients and same-day appointments at the facility, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dr. Thomas earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her residency training in family medicine at St. Vincent's Family Medicine in Jacksonvill...[Read The Full Story at ]