Sacred Heart Health System News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Fri, 27 May 2016 07:15:02 CST E-Cigarettes: Delivery Method has Changed, Health Concerns Still Remain Mon, 16 May 2016 10:26:34 CST Tobacco cessation experts at Sacred Heart Health System are breathing a sigh of relief after the Food and Drug Administration announced that electronic smoking devices will be regulated like tobacco products and their sale will be banned to anyone under 18. These electronic smoking devices come in various forms, e-cigarettes, vape pens, e-Hookah or Hookah pens, but their function is the same: The device uses a heat source to turn a solution, containing nicotine and other additives, into a...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart to Host Community Health Fair on June 9 Fri, 13 May 2016 15:57:05 CST Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will host a free community Health Fair on Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 -- 7:30 p.m. at the Owl Café & Wine Room in Apalachicola. Complimentary health screenings will be available to the public, including body/fat analysis, osteoporosis heel scan, and blood pressure checks. Local physicians and health program coordinators will host health information highlighting overall health, women's health, diagnostic testing, cardiovascular health, osteoporo...[Read The Full Story at ] Hearing Loss Can Lead to Dementia: May 18 Seminar Mon, 09 May 2016 15:37:47 CST Reduced hearing ability is frustrating for people with hearing loss, as well as for those around them. People with unmanaged hearing loss may experience strained relationships with partners, friends or family because they can't hear properly. Long-term deficits for those who do not wear hearing aids often include diminished cognitive function, poorer mental health, social withdrawal, depression and anxiety. Carol Whitcomb Powell, Ph.D., licensed and state-certified audiologist with Hearin...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Hospital Earns Distinction in Hip and Knee Surgery Thu, 05 May 2016 08:33:34 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 5, 2016) -- Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola has been selected by Florida Blue as a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement surgery, part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. The 566-bed hospital and its Joint Replacement Center are part of Sacred Heart Health System and a member of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system. ''We are proud to achieve this recognition be...[Read The Full Story at ] Chief Strategy Officer Named for Sacred Heart Health System Wed, 04 May 2016 17:18:17 CST Sacred Heart Health System announces the appointment of Roger Poitras as its Chief Strategy Officer for the Gulf Coast. In this new role, Poitras will further the Health System's efforts to provide high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care through pursuing advantageous partnerships and formulating growth strategies. In his most recent role of president of the Sacred Heart Medical Group, Poitras' leadership has brought about improved patient access to healthcare, strengthened physician...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart to Rename New Children's Hospital Tue, 03 May 2016 18:03:44 CST Sacred Heart Health System, a member of Ascension, the nation's largest non-profit and Catholic health system, hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking today for its new four-story children's hospital, which will be named The Studer Family Children's Hospital in honor of Quint and Rishy Studer. Widely known and respected within the healthcare field as founder of the Studer Group, Quint Studer is a consultant who has worked with 900 hospitals over his 29-year career. Quint and his wife, Rishy, ha...[Read The Full Story at ]