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Sacred Heart Seeks 1969 Children's Hospital Patients for 50th Anniversary Celebration

Posted: 11/15/2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Patients who were treated at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in 1969 -- Sacred Heart wants to hear from you.

From broken bones to birth complications and appendectomies to asthma, countless area residents have been impacted by Northwest Florida’s only children’s hospital.

On April 1, 2019, Sacred Heart will celebrate the 50th anniversary since the opening of The Children’s Hospital -- by opening the new four-story Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. As part of the festivities, Sacred Heart wishes to honor The Children’s Hospital’s earliest patients. Stories may be featured on social media or highlighted at grand-opening events.

To submit a photo or story for potential inclusion in The Children’s Hospital’s grand-opening festivities, please e-mail Before your story is used, a Sacred Heart representative will contact you to clarify details and answer questions.

The new children’s hospital will increase access to specialized pediatric and maternity care and consolidate inpatient pediatric services in one convenient location on Sacred Heart’s Pensacola campus. The new children’s hospital will include a pediatric emergency department and trauma center, 72-bed neonatal intensive care unit, medical/surgical beds, pediatric imaging department, pediatric satellite pharmacy, pediatric inpatient rehabilitation gym, child life playrooms and a new family-friendly dining venue. In addition to the Ronald McDonald House adjacent to Sacred Heart’s Pensacola campus, the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside the new children’s hospital will offer a playroom specifically for patients’ siblings, as well as a space for families to cook, do laundry and relax.

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 doctors 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

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