Sacred Heart Health System - News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:31:25 CST Flu Cases Continue to Climb Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:47:28 CST Flu season arrived early in Pensacola, with more than 100 patients being treated for flu at Sacred Heart Hospital in mid-November. Numbers continue to climb week-to-week, with over 170 positive cases of influenza at Sacred Heart last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports widespread flu activity in 13 states and expects activity to increase across the U.S. in the coming weeks. Flu is caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs and is highly...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Elevates Care for Ob/Gyn Emergencies Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:33:47 CST Pensacola, Fla. (Dec. 9, 2014) -- Sacred Heart Hospital has launched a new service to elevate the level of care and safety for expectant mothers who arrive at the hospital with a condition that requires immediate access to a physician’s care. Sacred Heart has partnered with Ob Hospitalist Group to enhance safety for its maternity patients by ensuring that a board certified physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology is in the hospital and available 24 hours a day. “By e...[Read The Full Story at ] Catholic Retreat Designed to Introduce Single Women to Religious Vocation Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:35:49 CST Single, Catholic women ages 18 to 40 are invited to participate in a retreat that could help them determine if a religious vocation is for them. The 24-hour retreat will start Friday, Dec. 12, beginning at 6 p.m., and will conclude Saturday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in New Orleans. The retreat is free-of-charge. The retreat will be hosted by the following Catholic religious orders: • Marianites of Holy Cross • Daughters of Charity • Sisters of Mount Carmel; and • Sisters of Ch...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Offers New Treatment for Blocked Arteries in the Legs Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:01:09 CST Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola is now offering a new treatment to re-open arteries in the legs that have become narrowed or blocked due to peripheral artery disease (PAD). Sacred Heart became the first hospital in Northwest Florida and only the second in Florida to use a new device to re-open clogged arteries and keep them open. The device, a drug-coated balloon catheter, was approved in October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for opening blockages in arteries in the thigh o...[Read The Full Story at ] Flu Season Comes Early to Pensacola Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:50:23 CST Flu season has arrived a little earlier than usual in Pensacola. Flu season ranges from November through March, with activity normally peaking in February in the United States. Last week, Sacred Heart Hospital treated more than 100 people with the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza activity is low across the United States, but there are early signs that activity is increasing. Flu is caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs and is highly contagious...[Read The Full Story at ]