Sacred Heart celebrates 10 years

Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 05:05 PM.

  This year, Sacred Heart marks its 10th anniversary of caring for residents and visitors on the Emerald Coast. Since opening its doors to patient care on Jan. 27, 2003, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has grown steadily to serve the needs of the community.

With generous community support, the hospital has doubled the capacity of the Emergency Department, opened The Family Birth Place and Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center, expanded cardiac services with the addition of new cardiac specialists and the opening of the state-of-the-art Judy & Steve Turner Heart and Vascular Center and opened a new Cancer Center.

“It’s important to look back at our history and see where we have been because it gives us a great idea of where we’re going,” said Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast.

Since 2001, the community has generously donated more than $32 million to the Sacred Heart Foundation for the various expansion efforts at the Emerald Coast campus. Likewise, the hospital’s expansion would not be possible without the help of nearly 300 active volunteers who have donated more than 314,000 volunteer hours since the hospital opened.

Throughout the growth, Sacred Heart has maintained a high standard for quality, compassionate healthcare, as evidenced through multiple awards and high patient satisfaction scores. Most notably, the hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters in 2012 and 2008. In fact, nine out of 10 patients at Sacred Heart say they would "definitely recommend" the hospital to others, according to a national, standardized, publicly reported survey that captures patients' perception of the care they received.

A Decade of Service by the Numbers

1 2 3

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves