Sacred Heart Medical Group welcomes new cardiologist

Sacred Heart Medical Group has welcomed Dr. Dennis Incorvati to Sacred Heart Medical Group Cardiovascular Specialists in Miramar Beach, 7720 US Hwy. 98 West, Suite 110.

Incorvati is a board-certified cardiologist with special interests in coronary artery disease, treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia (increased levels of lipids in the blood), and valvular heart disease.

He earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Incorvati, please call 850-267-1603.

Solaris wins 2017 Knot, WeddingWire Awards

SunQuest Cruises' client reviews have earned the Solaris Yacht in Sandestin two distinguished wedding venue accolades — the Knot’s Best of Weddings Award for the eighth consecutive year and the 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award. Both prestigious awards represent the highest-rated wedding professionals throughout the nation as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests.

“We are honored and grateful that our wedding planners and yacht venue have been top-rated by our clients for eight consecutive years,” said James Murray, general manager for SunQuest Cruises. “Our goal with every wedding from start to finish is to give the couple and their guests an unforgettable wedding experience with excellence in service, quality, professionalism and timeliness.”

Pediatrician joins Sacred Heart Medical Group

Dr. Tiffany Vroon has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional network of physicians and will be based on Mack Bayou Loop in Santa Rosa Beach.

Vroon graduated with her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Kentucky, and she received her medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. She completed her internship and residency training in pediatrics at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, where she served as chief resident. She is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Vroon is accepting new patients and most major insurances. She joins the office of Dr. Rickey Viator and Dr. Crystal Tidwell at 23 Mack Bayou Loop, Suite 200 in Santa Rosa Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 850-416-4650.

NWFSC Nursing Program ranked in Florida’s Top 20

The Northwest Florida State College nursing program was recently ranked as one of the top 20 associate of science (A.S.) in nursing programs in Florida by RegisteredNursing.org.

“After analyzing nursing programs in Florida, it became evident that Northwest Florida State College not only supports their students during their time on campus, but also prepares them for a career beyond NWF,” said Brooke Wallace, founder and managing editor of RegisteredNursing.org. “The strong associate of science in nursing program at NWF prepares students to conquer the NCLEX and produces graduates who have the ability to carry out what they learned into the healthcare world.”

This designation is awarded to programs based on an analysis of past and present pass rates of the NCLEX-RN, a national exam used to assess competency of registered nursing students that is required for licensure.

“One of the most important measures used to evaluate the quality of a nursing program is the first-time pass rates of its graduates on the NCLEX exam,” said Dr. Marty Walker, director of the NWF Nursing program. “Our nursing department is proud to share that the A.S. program’s first-time pass rate reported by the Florida Board of Nursing (FBON) on the NCLEX exam is 94.44 percent for 2016. This number is well above the national pass rate for AS programs of 81.68 percent.”