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Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

Sacred Heart to Provide Free Flu Shots in November

During November, Sacred Heart Health System will provide free flu shots in Pensacola, Cantonment, Gulf Breeze and Gulf Shores, Ala. These flu shots are primarily for adults who are poor, elderly and uninsured. Clients need to be 18 years old or older and, if pregnant, must have a doctor’s order [...]

In Hot Pursuit race set for Nov. 16

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sixth Annual ‘In Hot Pursuit’ 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 on Pensacola Beach. There will be a fun beach course, great door prizes, and medals for the winners. Most importantly, all proceeds from the race will go to support the Florida Sheriff’s [...]

Sacred Heart named one of top 10 most affordable hospitals

NerdWallet Health has built a Best Hospitals tool to help patients investigate the cost of hospital care in their local areas. Using this same data they analyzed the 100 most common treatments at over 100 hospitals in Florida to find the top 10 most affordable large hospitals. They asked the [...]

Floridians Have Access to Health Exchange Despite State Actions

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection On Tuesday, almost 3 million Floridians will be eligible for health coverage under the insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, but a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said the state is "doing [...]

Florida and Texas lead the nation in uninsured citizens, but balk at Obamacare coverage

Florida and Texas lead the nation in uninsured citizens, but balk at Obamacare coverage

A new Census Bureau report shows that Florida has a higher percentages of people without health insurance than most of the country. Only Texas has a higher percentage of people under the age of 65 without insurance. Remarkably both states have balked at providing coverage for their uninsured [...]

Viewpoint: Obamacare Is Bad For You? Don’t Believe the Hype

By Charles Thornton, The Thornton Review Sen Marco Rubio says he would shut down government over Obamacare. Really? The GOP is taking its show to the road with a grassroots army to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act after forty-nine failed attempts to repeal Obamacare. Sen Rubio is [...]

Rubio hits all the hot topics: Obamacare, education and college debt

Rubio hits all the hot topics: Obamacare, education and college debt

By Jesse Farthing U.S. Senator Marco Rubio expressed his desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act today during a roundtable meeting with local business owners, though he did admit that America has a health care problem. Rubio did not elaborate on how he plans to go forward with his plan to [...]

Rubio in town today

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be in Pensacola today to discuss Obamacara. The visit is part of his tour, which Saint Peter's Blog describes as a "redemption tour." Rubio is appearing before friendly, pro-business crowds tell them about the "dangers" of Obamacare. He was in Gainesville Monday, [...]

Viewpoint: Turning the Tide on Childhood Obesity

Viewpoint: Turning the Tide on Childhood Obesity

by: Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services As the Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation’s children have the best possible chance at a [...]

East Hill Residents Receive Claim Extension

Thousands of East Hill neighborhood residents who received notices in the mail earlier this summer inviting them to participate in a class action lawsuit settlement as reparation for a plume of unwanted chemicals migrating through their soil and groundwater now have additional time to submit [...]

Ashley Hodge Harris named point person on Baptist Health Care-Mayo Clinic collaboration

Pensacola Young Professional co-founder and one of the first IN Rising Stars, Ashley Hodge Harris, has been named to coordinate the new collaboration between Baptist Health Care and the Mayo Clinic Care Network, according to BHC president and CEO Mark Faulkner. On Friday, July 19, Baptist Health [...]

Baptist Health Care has rating move up

Press Release: Moody’s Investor Services has revised the outlook on Baptist Health Care’s (BHC) credit rating from stable to positive. The credit rating agency carefully evaluated the organization’s structure, strategy, market positioning, leadership team, physician integration and finances. [...]

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