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Sacred Heart Surgeon Now Seeing Patients Full-Time in Port St. Joe

Posted: 10/20/2012

Dr. Richard Brunner

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. Sacred Heart Medical Group has announced that Dr. Richard Brunner, a board-certified general surgeon, will be relocating his practice from Marianna so he can serve full-time in his office at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf beginning Nov. 1.

''We look forward to expanding Dr. Brunner's practice in Port St. Joe,'' Roger Hall, President, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, said. ''This move will improve the level of care for patients in Gulf and Franklin Counties, while also bringing more surgeries and patients to the hospital.''  

Dr.  Brunner joined Sacred Heart Medical Group in 2010 and has practiced as the chief surgeon at Sacred Heart since the hospital opened. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and performed his residency training in surgery at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Jacksonville. He has broad experience performing general surgery using minimally invasive, laparoscopic techniques. He also is trained in thoracic, vascular, gynecologic and trauma surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brunner, please call (850) 229-5833.

About Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf opened in 2010 to serve residents of Gulf, Franklin and Bay counties. The 19-bed facility in Port St. Joe features 24-hour emergency services, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Heart's regional air ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients. The hospital is operated by Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola and a part of Ascension Health, the nation's largest system of Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare facilities. For more information about Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, visit online at, find us on Facebook or call (850) 229-5600

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