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Since the Daughters of Charity opened the area's first hospital in 1915, Sacred Heart Health System has grown into the regional leader for providing high-quality, compassionate health care to children and adults in Northwest Florida. Today, we have hospitals in Pensacola, South Walton County and Gulf County, and we provide physicians offices and outpatient centers across the coast of the Florida Panhandle. Sacred Heart also is closely affiliated with Providence Health System in Mobile, Ala., and is a joint venture partner with LHP Hospital Group in the operation of Bay Medical Center in Panama City.

 We are a member of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit health system. Together, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care for all people, especially those who are struggling, affected by poverty or are vulnerable. Learn more about Ascension at

More than 700 primary care and specialty physicians practice at Sacred Heart. Our major services include:

  • Sacred Heart Medical Group, the region's largest network of physicians,
  •  A regional Emergency/Trauma Center,
  •  The area's only pediatrics hospital -- The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart.
  •   The region's leading Stroke Center
  •  Heart and Vascular Institute
  •  Cancer Centers in Pensacola and near Destin affiliated with the MD Anderson Cancer Network 
  •  Centers of excellence in Women's Services, Joint Replacement Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery

The hub of the Health System is a 566-bed acute care facility which includes Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, the Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, and the Maternity and Women's Center. Our hospital is highly regarded for its services to the community and the quality of its hospitals and physicians. Consumers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have consistently chosen Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola as the area hospital with the best overall quality and reputation. The top rating by consumers earned Sacred Heart recognition as a winner of the 2016 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation for the 16th year in a row

In 2003, our Health System opened Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 76-bed hospital in Walton County, east of Destin.

In early 2010, our Health System extended further east in the Florida Panhandle when we opened Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital and a medical office building in Port St. Joe, FL.

As a member of Ascension, Sacred Heart practices its mission of care to the poor in many ways, providing comfort and healing to those in need spiritually, medically or financially. Sacred Heart spends tens of millions of dollars each year to provide care to the poor and uninsured. We also reach out to the needy with community services such as our mobile health unit, our Senior Services programs, and our clinics which provide medical care to low-income children and pregnant women.

If you would like to comment on our web site or any of Sacred Heart's services, we welcome your input on our contact page.

"The associates of Sacred Heart Health System and its parent organization, Ascension Health, share a common call to action. Together, we are called to deliver:
Healthcare that works, Healthcare that is safe, and Healthcare that leaves no one behind."

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See Also:
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf
Sacred Heart Foundation
SHHS Bay Medical Center
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