Sacred Heart Health System - News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:26:43 CST Sacred Heart Acquires New AIRHeart Air Ambulance Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:42:36 CST Sacred Heart Health System is flying a new air-ambulance helicopter that is larger, faster and has a higher patient-weight capacity. The new member of the AIRHeart team, the Bell 407 helicopter, arrived on Aug. 26 and is based in Crestview. The new bird is 20 to 30mph faster than the helicopter it replaces and holds more fuel, enabling it to make longer transport flights, if needed. Currently, AIRHeart travels the region of Northwest Florida, South Alabama and Southwest Georgia. In addition,...[Read The Full Story at ] NICU Grads Invited to Reunite with Doctors and Staff on Sept. 6 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:48:07 CST Calling all preemies! It’s time to celebrate your Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) super hero! The Children’s Hospital is looking for all patients who “graduated” from the NICU since its opening in 1972 for the 2014 NICU Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. The fun-filled, free event is open to all NICU graduates and their families, as well as former and current NICU nurses, physici...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart Offers Lung Screening for Early Detection of Cancer Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:24:14 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Sacred Heart Cancer Center in Pensacola has launched a new lung cancer screening program. A National Lung Screening Trial proved that low-dose CT scan imaging can result in early detection, earlier treatment, and a 20 percent increase in survival rate for patients diagnosed with lung cancer. The low-dose CT screening program is led by Dr. Paul Chomiak, a thoracic surgeon with Sacred Heart Cancer Center. Currently, most insurance companies do not cover the cost of the lun...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart to Provide Free Health Screenings in September 2014 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:48:11 CST During September, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free heart-health and osteoporosis screenings at several locations in Pensacola and Navarre for adults who are poor, elderly, or uninsured. Heart-health screenings will measure blood pressure, blood sugar, and total cholesterol, and can detect anemia. The screenings are helpful in diagnosing conditions that put people at high risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and other health problems. Osteoporosis screenings measure bone dens...[Read The Full Story at ] Lung and Chest Disease Surgeon Joins Cancer Center Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:37:52 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 14, 2014) -- Dr. Paul Chomiak, an experienced thoracic oncology surgeon, has joined Sacred Heart Medical Oncology Group with offices at the Sacred Heart Cancer Center in Pensacola. Dr. Chomiak recently moved to Pensacola from Frederick Memorial Regional Cancer Center in Maryland. He is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and attended the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Chomiak completed a residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medic...[Read The Full Story at ]