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Sacred Heart Hosts Evening with the Experts: Cardiac Health Seminar Feb. 15

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast will host a seminar on heart health on Feb. 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Destin – Miramar Beach at 570 Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin.

Guest speakers include board-certified cardiologists Dr. Mark Grise, Dr. Charles Mayes, Dr. Jason Foreman, and Dr. Amna Ahmed.

Attendees will meet a panel of cardiovascular care experts and learn about the latest advances in heart health including; non-surgical aortic valve replacement, atrial fibrillation (AFib), cardiovascular medicine, women and heart disease, and why heart care is so important for your health. Following the lectures, the physicians will take questions from the audience.

Complimentary blood pressure screenings will be available to guests prior to seminar, from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Seating for this free event is limited and reservations are required. Dinner and refreshments will be served. To register, please call Sacred Heart at (850) 278-3600 or 877-416-1620 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hospital associates and leaders gathered on January 15th to celebrate Sacred Heart Hospital’s 15th anniversary. The celebration, which included birthday cake, followed two days of recommitment ceremonies where associates renewed their commitment to the mission of Sacred Heart, to serve our community with special attention to the poor and vulnerable, with reverence, integrity, wisdom and dedication.

“We are pleased to celebrate another great milestone in our history. Our hospital continues to grow with new expansions and revolutionary technology, but our mission remains the same – to provide an exceptional level of safe, compassionate healthcare for all,” said Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.  We are grateful for the support of the community and look forward to many more celebrations to come.”

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast opened on January 27, 2003. Roger Hall carried in the first patient, six-year-old Savanna Hall, who arrived at the Emergency Room just as the dedication ceremony was coming to a close. Forty-nine patients would follow Savanna that day.

The then 50-bed hospital started with 175 associates and 60 medical staff physicians, but the hospital was designed with growth in mind, and every year has seen the launch of new services and an increase of hospital staff. Today SHHEC employs 626 associates, more than 88 physicians and an additional 265 Medical Staff physicians. SHHEC has grown to a 76-bed community hospital offering comprehensive healthcare for emergency care, cardiovascular care, cancer care, obstetrics, surgery, orthopedics and spine care.

Since opening, SHHEC has completed seven major expansions including; comprehensive women’s services, life-saving heart and vascular services, cancer services, increased inpatient and emergency services, increased maternity and pediatric services and soon, level II neonatal intensive care services. The community that requested this facility continues to support its growth today.

Dedicated to providing high quality, person-centered care, the hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the country for the overall patient experience. Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been recognized five times as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals for patient satisfaction by Truven Health Analytics.