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Pediatric cardiology expands in Miramar Beach

Posted: 5/23/2018

Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Bevin Weeks

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. — Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Bevin Weeks has expanded her practice and will see patients at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, located at 7720 US Highway 98 West, Suite 110 in Miramar Beach.

Weeks sees patients full time in Northwest Florida -- both at The Children’s Hospital in Pensacola and in her outpatient offices, located in Miramar Beach and Pensacola. Weeks serves on the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart.

As a pediatric cardiologist, Weeks diagnoses and treats heart conditions in infants, children and adolescents. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Weeks or other UF Health Pediatric Specialists at Sacred Heart, call 850-416-1575 or visit sacredheartmedicalgroup.com.

Weeks is fellowship trained and board certified in pediatric cardiology. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Boston College and her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Weeks completed her residency training in pediatrics at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Weeks came to Sacred Heart from Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital, where she performed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology and spent the past 12 years as an assistant professor of pediatrics. At Yale, Weeks served as the director of the Kawasaki Disease Clinic, as co-director for the fetal cardiovascular center, and as director over medical student and resident education for the section of pediatric cardiology.

Weeks has presented her research findings at international professional meetings and has been published in peer-reviewed journals and medical textbooks. She has been a reviewer for the American Journal of Perinatology, and she currently serves on the advisory board for the Pediatric Review and Education Program Cardiology section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In 2017, Sacred Heart formed an affiliation with UF Health to provide an expanded range of specialized pediatric care. Since then, UF and Sacred Heart have hired 22 physician specialists, providing care in pediatric cardiology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric surgery and pediatric urology.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is recognized among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in six pediatric medical specialties. In addition to pediatric specialty care, Sacred Heart and UF Health have collaborated to launch a new kidney transplant program to benefit the thousands of individuals across the Southeast awaiting a lifesaving transplant. Sacred Heart’s pediatric and OB/GYN physician residency programs are also affiliated with the UF College of Medicine.

The expansion of pediatric specialty services coincides with the construction at Sacred Heart of a new four-story children’s hospital. The hospital will be connected to the front of the existing children’s hospital and will include a pediatric emergency room and trauma center, new procedure rooms dedicated to pediatric surgery, an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric oncology unit, a medical/surgical unit, observation beds and a pediatric rehabilitation gym.

The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is a 117-bed facility that serves as the only children’s hospital in Northwest Florida. The Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of services to meet all of a child’s medical needs, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified physicians across 30 pediatric specialties. The Children’s Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay. Sacred Heart Health System is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. For more information about the services available at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, visit www.sacred-heart.org/childrenshospital.

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