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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  PENSACOLA, Fla. — More sick and injured children will soon have the comfort of a furry friend during visits to The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, thanks to a $100,300 grant from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc. Following the success of the Children’s Hospital’s first facility dog – a two-year-old female golden retriever named Sprout – who arrived in November 2017, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – The Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, encourages small businesses impacted by Hurricane Michael to apply for assistance through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The program, activated today by Governor Rick Scott, provides a source of expedient cash flow to small businesses ...read more
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
https://youtu.be/kHBHtLKIabo As we begin to see the effects of Hurricane Michael, Feeding the Gulf Coast is collaborating with Feeding America, Feeding Florida, Bay County Emergency Management, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and other disaster responders to prepare to distribute food and water in areas affected by the hurricane. “Our emergency management access permits are ...read more
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Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Bill Clover Memorial Auction set for Oct. 25 at Pensacola State Bill Clover passed away in May of this year, but the beloved Pensacola State College visual arts professor will still impact the lives of future students.  The Bill Clover Memorial Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Charles W. Lamar Studio on the Pensacola campus. Funds from the auction will go toward the ...read more
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Friday, October 05, 2018
Children’s Hospital Names Residency Program Director   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Dr. Debra Cohen has been selected to serve as pediatric residency program director for The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart.   Dr. Cohen has practiced pediatric hematology/oncology at The Children’s Hospital since October 2017. She came to Pensacola having served as director of the pediatric sickle ...read more
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Friday, October 05, 2018
Thu 10/11/201811 am to 4 pmAndrews Institute - Parking Lot, next to foundtainAll Donors will receive a T-shirt and a Halloween Treat bag!
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
Milton, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County is now offering flu shots by appointment at the Milton location at 5527 Stewart Street.  The fee is $32.00 and is covered by Medicare, for those who are eligible, as well as some other insurance plans.  Vaccine is also available free of charge for children 6 months through 18 years of age through the Vaccines for Children ...read more
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Thursday, September 27, 2018
PSC to face Coastal Alabama in Century Classic set for Oct. 20   Pensacola State College will face Coastal Alabama Community College in the Century Classic set for Saturday, Oct. 20, at Showalter Park in Century.   The softball and baseball exhibition games pitting the PSC Pirates against the Coastal Alabama-Brewton Warhawks will be played at the fields located on Kelly Field Road, ...read more
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Surgeons Join Sacred Heart Medical Parks at Tiger Point and Perdido Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Appointments with Sacred Heart Medical Group general surgeons are now available in Tiger Point and Perdido, making services more convenient for patients who previously had to drive to the Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola campus for pre-surgery and post-operative follow-up appointments. Doctors are available ...read more
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Rauch Named Corporate Director of Critical Care Services PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 26, 2018) Baptist Health Care is pleased to announce that Michael Rauch, MBA, BSN, R.N., has been named corporate director of critical care services. He will be responsible for nursing practice and operations of the intensive care units and acute dialysis for Baptist Hospital in Pensacola and the intensive care unit ...read more
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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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Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Sacred Heart Names New Early Steps Program Manager   PENSACOLA, Fla. — Kimberlee Spencer, PhD, has been named program manager for the Western Panhandle Early Steps Program at Sacred Heart.   Spencer graduated with her bachelor’s degree in education at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. She then received a master’s degree in early childhood education at Concordia University in St. Paul, ...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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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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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. – 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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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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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Jeremy Carver of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Gulf Breeze, Florida recently won the firm's exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2017. Jim Weddle, the firm's managing partner, calls Carver a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial advisor can achieve. "Jeremy has demonstrated unyielding dedication and ...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, 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 24, 2018
National Seashore Implements New Sea Turtle Nesting ProtocolsGulf Breeze, Fla. – With sea turtle nesting season just around the corner, Gulf Islands National Seashore biologist and volunteers are implementing new sea turtle nesting protocols.  The national seashore is coordinating efforts with state and local partners to use the least manipulative methods to protect nests.  Specifically, national ...read more
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