Sacred Heart Health System News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:46:10 CST Sacred Heart Medical Group Welcomes Endocrinologist in Fort Walton Beach Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:07:12 CST Sacred Heart Medical Group welcomes Dr. Melanie Thomas to their multi-specialty practice in Fort Walton Beach, located at 2010 Lewis Turner Boulevard. Dr. Thomas, who is board-certified in internal medicine, is accepting new patients at the facility, which is open Monday through Friday. Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Following...[Read The Full Story at ] Free Tobacco-Cessation Classes Begin Again in May Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:42:41 CST Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola will offer a free, six-week tobacco-cessation program beginning May 8 and May 11 for persons who want to stop smoking or using tobacco. Quit Smoking Now (QSN) provides structured classes in a supportive, stress-free environment. Step by step, tobacco-users will learn how to replace their nicotine habit with healthy alternatives. The two-hour classes will be offered on Monday nights beginning May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday mornings beginning May 11 fro...[Read The Full Story at ] Pediatric gastroenterologist joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:59:21 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric gastroenterologist Alan Sacks, M.D., has joined the faculty of University of Florida College of Medicine and will see patients at The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. As of July 3, Sacks will move his practice to the Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center, located on the Sacred Heart Ninth Avenue campus at 1657 Trinity Drive in Pensacola. Sacks is fellowship-trained and board-certified in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated with his bach...[Read The Full Story at ] Seeing Through the Eyes of Jesus Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:48:23 CST Rachel McFarland, RN, Med/Surg, had an experience with an unforgettable patient at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf in Port St. Joe, Florida. Following are excerpts from a story about the encounter that she shared during the hospital's recent recommitment ceremonies: During my new-hire training, I crossed paths with one patient I will never forget. He was a gruff, grumpy man, not the cleanest nor the most polite person. He was struggling with respiratory problems and alcoholism. He was con...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Names Nurse Manager of High-Risk Pregnancy Unit Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:22:28 CST Bobbi Curry has been promoted to serve as nurse manager for Sacred Heart's Perinatal Specialty Care Unit. Curry's role will include planning, directing and evaluating the inpatient care and services provided for Sacred Heart's high-risk pregnancy patients. Curry has more than 15 years of nursing experience in maternity care and women's health, most of which was spent at UnityPoint Health in Des Moines, Iowa, where she progressed from nurse to unit-based educator to supervisor of the materni...[Read The Full Story at ] Autism Support Group Launches at Sacred Heart Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:34:17 CST The Autism Center of The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart will launch a free autism support group on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This support group is designed to help parents and caregivers of children with autism connect with one another and share their experiences along the autism journey. The support group will be hosted by Sacred Heart and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. This group will meet in Women's/Children's Classroom C/D at Sacred He...[Read The Full Story at ]