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Sacred Heart's Story and Mission

A century ago, when the people of Pensacola called for help and asked for better healthcare, the Daughters of Charity responded. The Daughters came not only to build a hospital, but to carry out their charitable mission of providing excellent healthcare to all people, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The hospital was constructed on Twelfth Avenue during the summer of 1915 and officially opened its doors to the community on September 1, 1915.
Today, the hospital continues that same mission. Pensacola remains the hub of what has become a truly regional health system with three hospital campuses, as well as outpatient facilities, physician offices and other healthcare services spanning 200 miles of the Gulf Coast, from Gulf Shores, Ala. to Apalachicola, Fla. Through faith, determination and the support of our Foundation donors, Sacred Heart has made miracles happen for families across the Gulf Coast.
While technology has advanced, buildings have grown and services have expanded, the commitment to the mission and vision of the Daughters of Charity has remained the same over the past century. Sacred Heart Health System continues to build upon our heritage to keep the dream and the mission of the Daughters of Charity alive in every aspect of our healthcare ministry.

Building a Legacy: Our Vision for the Future

Drawing on our rich 100 year history, our vision sees the Sacred Heart Health System as the catalyst for the future of health care in our region. This vision includes the expansion of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast to enable it to continue to provide exceptional care to our community. and the construction of a much needed children’s hospital to improve access to our most vulnerable- the children in our region. Your support makes that vision possible! Make A Gift

The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

Just like the children and families we serve, we are growing - by building a New Children’s Hospital, for a new generation. Sacred Heart Health System has announced construction of its new four-story children’s hospital, which will be named The Studer Family Children’s Hospital in honor of Quint and Rishy Studer. The new building will include:  
  • Pediatric Emergency Department and Trauma Center
  • Six children’s operating rooms.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
  • Pediatric Intensive Care,
  • Pediatric Oncology Unit
  • Pediatric satellite pharmacy
  • Pediatric inpatient rehabilitation gym
  • Child life playrooms
Join us in making miracles by making a gift today!