News for Immediate Release

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, is pleased to announce that Cheryl Lynch, a consultant for the Florida SBDC at the University of North Florida, was named the 2018 Florida State Star. Lynch, who leads a single-person office in Putnam County, was recognized among State Star recipients from SBDCs ...read more
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Baptist Behavioral Medicine Names New Director of OperationsPENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2018) Darcy Hicks, R.N., has been promoted to director of operations for Behavioral Medicine at Baptist Health Care. She previously served as clinical manager for behavioral administration and assistant director of nursing for Behavioral Medicine at Baptist. Hicks earned her associate degree in nursing from ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Simon B. Zeichner, D.O., Hematology - Oncology PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2018 )  Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome double board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologist Simon B. Zeichner, D.O., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Zeichner offers quality, dedicated care to adult cancer patients. Dr. Zeichner earned his medical degree at Nova ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2018 )  Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome double board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologist Simon B. Zeichner, D.O., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Zeichner offers quality, dedicated care to adult cancer patients. Dr. Zeichner earned his medical degree at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He ...read more
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                       Contact: Mike Burke September 11, 2018                                                                                                                                            (850) 416-1153   Goggles Comfort Children During MRI   PENSACOLA, Fla. — MRI ...read more
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018
  Pediatric nephrologist joins Sacred Heart, UF Health   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric nephrologist Ali Kurady, MD, has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in September, Dr. Kurady will see patients full-time in The Children’s Hospital and in his outpatient office, located ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
Watershed’ photography on display at PSC through Oct. 5 The environmental photography of Jeff Rich is on display in Pensacola State College’s Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts through Friday, Oct. 5. Rich’s project, “Watershed: The Tennessee River,” examines the effects and consequences of large-scale modernization in the Tennessee River Watershed. The photography project started in ...read more
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
OB/GYN Joins Sacred Heart Medical Group in Pensacola and Pace Pensacola, Fla. – Obstetrician-gynecologist and Pensacola native Dr. Ileana Blair has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional network of doctors. She will see patients from her office on Sacred Heart’s Pensacola campus at 5153 North Ninth Ave., Suite 205, and from Sacred Heart Medical Park at Pace, located at 3754 Highway 90, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart invites former patients and families of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the annual NICU reunion on Saturday, Oct. 6.   The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart offers the area’s only Level III NICU. More than 1,000 babies are admitted to the NICU each year, with about 80 percent born prematurely, ...read more
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
  Pediatric hematologist/oncologist joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric hematologist/oncologist Erlyn Smith, MD, has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Dr. Smith will see patients in The Children’s Hospital and in her outpatient office, ...read more
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gulf Breeze Chamber Announces 2018 August Business of the Month   August 22, 2018  Contact: Hal George, Marketing, Communications & Events Manager Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce O: (850) 932-7888news@gulfbreezechamber.com    Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2018 August Business of the Month  Gulf Breeze, Fla. – The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber is pleased to ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. — With the start of the school year upon us, families are picking out new backpacks and stocking them with school supplies. But as helpful as backpacks can be, wearing them incorrectly can lead to health issues such as the development of poor posture, as well as severe pain in the back, neck and shoulders.   “If you’ve noticed your child struggling with a backpack, bending ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. – Ear, nose and throat doctor and Pensacola native Dr. Matthew Blair has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional network of doctors. As an otolaryngologist – or ENT doctor – Dr. Blair will diagnose and manage conditions such as chronic sinus infections, nasal polyps, nasal obstruction, skin cancers, facial trauma, hearing loss, chronic ear infections, chronic tonsillitis, ...read more
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 26, 2018) Baptist Medical Group announces the opening of its newest walk-in clinic, Baptist Medical Group Convenient Care  Southtowne, and welcomes its newest provider, Jean Bernard Le Gall, PA-C, to its multispecialty physician network. The newest Baptist Medical Group clinic location increases access to high-quality, convenient, walk-in health care in downtown Pensacola, ...read more
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Gulf Coast community rallied behind professional golfer Bubba Watson to help him win the first round of the MetLife MatchUp, securing a $20,000 donation to The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart.   In its second year, the MetLife MatchUp is an online contest that asks fans to vote for the best recovery shot of the week throughout the PGA Tour season. ...read more
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Pensacola State recognized six of its own during the College’s 2018 Employees of the Year ceremony held Thursday, July 19.   Colleagues, family and friends filled the Delaino Student Center on the Pensacola campus as PSC President Ed Meadows presented awards and lauded each honoree.   Diane M. Bracken, director of Facilities, Planning and Construction, was named the Supervisor of the ...read more
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Baptist Hospital to Host Volunteer Services Recruitment Ice Cream Social PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 24, 2018)  Baptist Hospital Volunteer Services is hosting a "Get the Scoop, Lets Recruit" ice cream social on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Baptist Towers, Medical Meeting Rooms, located at 1717 North E St., Avery Street entrance.Attendees will learn about an opportunity to add a caring touch to ...read more
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Hospitalist John W. Watford, M.D.PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 19, 2018) Baptist Medical Group (BMG) is pleased to welcome new physician John W. Watford, M.D., to its growing hospitalist program and expansive physician network. As a hospitalist with the Pensacola-based health care organization, Dr. Watford will be exclusively dedicated to caring for patients admitted to ...read more
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Civil War on Santa Rosa Island: A Day of Special Programs at Fort PickensGulf Breeze, Fla. – Gulf Islands National Seashore announced a special day of programming exploring the lives of soldiers stationed at Fort Pickens during the Civil War.  Special programs will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 4 at historic Fort Pickens.  With help from longtime living history ...read more
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Pensacola State ranks among most affordable colleges in U.S.   The U.S. Department of Education lists Pensacola State College as a best value among public four-year colleges and universities for the seventh consecutive year.   Pensacola State is ranked 37th on the list of 71 institutions cited for lowest tuition in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency ...read more
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Softball player Lia (Amelia) Johnson and baseball player Richard Sorrenti were named Pensacola State College’s Top Male and Female Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, June 27. Johnson, a sophomore from Panama City, graduated with an overall 3.91 grade point average and is a two-time NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award recipient, a two-time FCSAA Academic All-State and a two-time All-Panhandle ...read more
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gulf Breeze Chamber Announces 2018 July Business of the Month   July 12, 2018  Contact: Hal George, Marketing, Communications & Events Manager Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce O: (850) 932-7888news@gulfbreezechamber.com     Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2018 July Business of the Month  Gulf Breeze, Fla. – The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber is pleased to announce ...read more
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gulf Breeze Chamber Announces 2018 2nd Quarter Nonprofit of the Quarter   July 12, 2018  Contact: Hal George, Marketing, Communications & Events Manager Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce O: (850) 932-7888news@gulfbreezechamber.com     Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Announces 2018 2nd Quarter Nonprofit of the Quarter  Gulf Breeze, Fla. – The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber is ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Christmas in July Toy Drive to Benefit Sick and Injured Children in Hospital                                                                                                                             PENSACOLA, Fla. – To benefit sick and injured children during their time in the hospital, The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart has launched a Christmas in July Toy Drive. The ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Donald Herip, M.D., MPH, FACOEM to serve as Medical Director of Occupational Health PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 9, 2018 ) Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome back triple board-certified family medicine, occupational medicine, and preventive medicine physician Donald Herip, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Herip has been selected to ...read more
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Employees, Partners Recognized for Efforts to Help Small Businesses Recover from Hurricane Irma  Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) - The Florida SBDC Network, the state's principal provider of business assistance, is pleased to announce the winners of its Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery Awards.  The awards, which were presented June 13 in Fort Lauderdale as part of the ...read more
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Baptist Health Care to Offer Skin Cancer Screening at Blue Angels Practice AirshowPENSACOLA, Fla. (June 21, 2018)  TheBaptist Cancer Institute is sponsoring a skin screening for the 13th consecutive year.The event is free and will be held on Fri. July 13, 8 a.m. to noon at Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach during the Blue Angels Practice Air Show.Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Kugelman Family Foundation Donates Quarter-Million Dollars to Children’s Hospital                                                                                              PENSACOLA, Fla. – Construction of the new Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart took a big leap forward today, thanks to a quarter-million dollar donation from the Kugelman Family Foundation.   The ...read more
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
100th Watchman Procedure Performed by Baptist Heart & Vascular InstitutePENSACOLA, Fla. (May 23, 2018)  Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute (BHVI) has performed its 100th Watchman procedure. The procedure was completed May 17.This is a tremendous milestone for BHVI and a great benefit to the people in the Northwest Florida area who need this level of advanced care, said Victor Hall, vice president, ...read more
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pensacola, Fla. (May 22, 2018)  Baptist Cancer Institute is hosting a Summer Social for a Cancer Survivors Day celebration on Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Pensacola Yacht Club, located at 1897 Cypress St. The celebration is supported by the Baptist Health Care Foundation.Cancer survivors and a guest are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire. There will be hula lessons and a live steel ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  Pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor joins Sacred Heart, UF Health   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor James Coticchia, MD, FACS, has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in June, Coticchia will see patients in The Children’s Hospital and in his ...read more
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
  ANNOUNCING:     SANTA ROSA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2018   Congratulations to Dustin Nelson Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year 2018!   Milton, FL - The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced Dustin Nelson, a fifth grade Science teacher at West Navarre Intermediate School, as the 2018 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year during their Rookie of the Year Reception Wednesday afternoon.  He was selected ...read more
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Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes General Surgeon Jean P. Martucci, M.D. PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 9, 2018)  Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome experienced general surgeon Jean Pierre Martucci, M.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Dr. Martucci is an experienced board-certified general surgeon who takes the time to listen and get to know his patients to provide them with a ...read more
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
On Saturday, May 12, the letter carriers of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will once again join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. In its 26th year, the annual food drive has grown to be the largest national single-day effort that benefits millions of Americans who struggle to put food on the table! Please find the Press Release attached and below for more information. ...read more
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Pensacola, Florida, April 30, 2018 - Henghold Skin Health & Surgery Group is pleased to announce the opening of their new Gulf Breeze Medical Center located at 1200 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561.  Their Grand Opening celebration is Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, open to the public. Henghold Skin Health & Surgery Group has earned a reputation as the leading skin ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
PENSACOLA, FLA. (April 25, 2018) – Gulf Winds Federal Credit Union is proud to announce that Dale Johnson has joined the team as Vice President of Finance and Controller.  Johnson formerly worked at United Bank as the Controller, managing their accounting and facilities teams and has more than 13 years working in the financial industry. He earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting and his MBA from ...read more
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 25, 2018)  Baptist Health Care Foundations 5th Annual Casino Royale gala raised more than $245,000. Proceeds from the annual black-tie, invitation-only event are used to support programs and services at Baptist Health Care. Last years gala raised money to support the renovations and remodeling of the Baptist Cancer Institutes Infusion Center. Proceeds from this years ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
                                     Baptist Health Care Opens Newly Renovated Infusion & Radiation Center at Baptist Cancer InstitutePensacola, Fla. (April 5, 2018)  The newly renovated Infusion & Radiation Center at the Baptist Cancer Institute's Kugelman Cancer Center will start seeing patients on April 16. In January 2016, the Baptist Health Care Foundation received a $100,000 contribution ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
     Investing in strategies for community change!   We are pleased to report that on March 27, 2018 the United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSRC)  Board of Directors reviewed the recommendations of the Funds Distribution Team.  Determination of which agencies get funded is conducted by a 100% volunteer committee, made up of a diverse group of ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Announces Pen Air as Presenting Sponsor for The Big Scoop 2018   PENSACOLA, Fla. –  PENSACOLA, Fla. – Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to announce that Pen Air will be the Presenting Sponsor for The Big Scoop 2018. This pet-friendly community ice cream social will feature fun, games, activities, and as much of the sweet treat as you can ...read more
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
SANTA ROSA WIC PRESENTS THE 2018 WALK FOR MOMMY & ME Contact: Debbie Stilphen, PIO PIO.CHD57@flhealth.gov 850-564-2275   Milton, FL – The 2018 “Walk for Mommy & Me” will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Carpenter’s Park on Munson Highway in Milton.  The walk is sponsored by the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County WIC Program and supports the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Baptist Medical Group Welcomes Chelsey M. Donahue, Au.D., Audiologist, to Baptist Medical Group  ENT & AudiologyPENSACOLA, Fla. (March 27, 2018)  Baptist Medical Group is pleased to welcome certified audiologist Chelsey M. Donahue, Au.D., to its multispecialty physician network. Donahue is the first to bring a comprehensive vestibular diagnostic program to the area for individuals who suffer from ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Neurosurgeon Dr. Ann Carr has joined Sacred Heart Medical Group’s regional physician network. Dr. Carr will practice at Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola, located at 5153 N. Ninth Avenue, Suite 404. Dr. Carr specializes in using minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions of the brain and spine, including injuries, strokes, tumors and neurological issues. Dr. Carr joins the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, FL — March 19, 2018 — The Florida SBDC at UWF Business Academy offers “Business Model Canvas” on Monday, April 2nd, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Spring into action with the UWF Business Academy this April and gain an understanding of how to move your idea from concept to reality!  Participants in this five-week (5 different workshops) training course will learn how to start, plan, market ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, FL — March 19, 2018 — The Florida SBDC at UWF is presenting a workshop Wednesday, April 4th, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. entitled “Grow Your Circle: Use Social Media to Reach Customers”.  Do you know how to post videos to Facebook?  Are you aware how to make sure you are hitting the target with your social media and internet presence?  Learn who is using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ...read more
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
PENSACOLA, FL — March 19, 2018 — The Florida PTAC at UWF offers a workshop entitled “Government Contracting 101” on Wednesday, April 4th, from 11: 00 am – 1:00 pm.  This workshop will provide you with the basics on what you need to know to prepare for entering the federal government market.  You will learn the procurement process, how to register and the basics on how to sell to federal ...read more
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