Sacred Heart Health System News Feed Get the latest news and events information from Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:57:59 CST Pediatric endocrinologist joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:36:08 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Berrin Ergun-Longmire has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in March, Longmire will see patients in The Children's Hospital and in her outpatient office, located at 5375 N. Ninth Ave. on Sacred Heart's Pensacola campus. As a pediatric endocrinologist, Longmire diagnoses and treats problems with growth, puberty,...[Read The Full Story at ] Cardiologist Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group at Niceville Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:20:14 CST NICEVILLE, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2018) -- Cardiologist Dr. Kevin Holder has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group's regional physician network. Dr. Holder will practice at Sacred Heart Medical Group at Bluewater Bay, located at 4586 FL-20 in Niceville. Dr. Holder is accepting new patients and most insurance plans. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 850-278-3874 or visit Dr. Holder is a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist. He graduated ...[Read The Full Story at ] The Numbers Game: New Guidelines Redefine High Blood Pressure Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:45:17 CST A recent decision by leading heart health groups to lower the cutoff for high blood pressure will cause 45 percent of U.S. adults -- many under the age of 45 -- to be categorized as hypertensive. While the guidelines will increase the number of people diagnosed with hypertension, the emphasis for most of these people is awareness and lifestyle measures rather than medication, said Dr. Paul Tamburro, a cardiologist and medical director of cardiovascular services at Sacred Heart's Regiona...[Read The Full Story at ] Maternity Center Recognized as Blue Distinction Center Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:34:19 CST Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola has been recognized by Florida Blue as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally-designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcome. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's Blue Distinction Centers+ for Maternity Care program evaluates hospitals on quality measures for vaginal and cesarean delivery. To receive the maternity care designation, a hospi...[Read The Full Story at ] What NOT to do when you have the flu Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:29:56 CST Public health experts say this year's flu season is the worst in nearly a decade, and the latest CDC reports indicate that flu activity is widespread in 49 states -- every state except Hawaii. Experts still recommend getting the flu shot, as it's the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. But what should you NOT do during flu season? Here's some advice from Sacred Heart Medical Group. 1. Don't use the nasal spray flu vaccine: Only injectable flu shots are recommended...[Read The Full Story at ] Teams from UF Health and Sacred Heart combine in lifesaving procedure Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:09:44 CST PENSACOLA, Fla. — Thanks to extraordinary support from the teams at University of Florida Health, physicians and staff at The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart were able to perform a lifesaving procedure to treat 2-year-old Garon Flanagan, who was battling a severe asthma attack. The high-risk procedure, carried out jointly by physicians and staff from UF Health and Sacred Heart, marked the first time that The Studer Family Children's Hospital has used an advance...[Read The Full Story at ] Sacred Heart to Construct New Medical Park at Milestone Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:59:23 CST Sacred Heart will soon begin construction of a new 28,000 square-foot outpatient medical park on Nine Mile Road in Pensacola. Located next to the Publix Super Market at Nine Mile Road and Pine Forest Road, the $7 million outpatient facility will include: -Sacred Heart Medical Group family-medicine physicians Dr. Kelli Gahagan, Dr. Reed Gahagan, Dr. Caitlin Geurin and nurse practitioner Deronda Maniscalco, ARNP -Physician specialists, including cardiologists and OB/GYNs -Adult out...[Read The Full Story at ]