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Scott includes funds for healthcare for poor and uninsured in his budget

Scott includes funds for healthcare for poor and uninsured in his budget

The "Low Income Pool" program, known as the LIP program, is the safety healthcare safety net for the poor, providing $1 billion a year to hospitals and other providers that care for large numbers of low-income and uninsured patients. As I've reported last year, LIP is scheduled to expire June 30, [...]

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

The long-awaited decision for Ascension to build a regional children’s hospital in Pensacola has been made. The daily newspaper reports in its Monday edition that the Sacred Heart executives announced yesterday plans to build a new, standalone children's hospital on the grounds of the current [...]

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 [...]

Miracle Camp, a labor of love

Miracle Camp, a labor of love

I spent Thursday morning at Sacred Heart's Miracle Camp. My daughters Cat and Tricia, along with their husbands Mike and Tom and their friends, have put on a special summer camp for the past three years for kids suffering from arthritis. They even been able to enlist the help of the Escambia County [...]

Gang Forum

Gang Forum

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Escambia County School District, will host a free [...]

Bishop Ricard continues to recover

Bishop Ricard continues to recover

The parishioners at Sacred Heart Cathedral were told today that Bishop John Ricard continues to recover from his stroke. The congregation at the 11 a.m. service were told their bishop can walk without assistance, has full use of his hands and has no speech problems. He does have some trouble with [...]

Sacred Heart to start Internal medicine residency

Sacred Heart announced today that it will start a three-year residency program for internal medicine thanks to an Innovate Workforce grant from Florida's Great Northwest - $200K - and $1M of state funding. Sacred Heart will match the grant with $312K of its own funds. The program will start July [...]

State budget cuts impact hospitals

Florida hospitals now face a $137 million reduction if the state legislature passes the proposed budget cuts. Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview), a doctor who heads the health budget committee, told the Miami Herald, ''I don't think the hospital system can take any more. After this year, you could [...]

Where will Baptist ER patients go?

The PNJ reports more on the Baptist-West Florida Hospital union today. The big question is what will happen to the ER patients. Sacred Heart is concerned that their packed ER will be inundated with patients that once would have gone to the Baptist. Baptist counters that the patients will either [...]