Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart has opened a new healthcare facility in the Watersound Origins community in South Walton County. The 6,700-square foot outpatient office offers primary care and Ob/Gyn services, with the ability to expand in the future to offer additional specialty care services. Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart at Watersound is conveniently located along Highway 98 at the entrance of Watersound Origins at 180 Watersound Parkway N in Inlet Beach. “This new facility supports our mission to offer residents of our community convenient access to expert healthcare covering a wide range of needs," said Justin Labrato, chief operating officer of Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart. “ Patients want to receive care close to where they live or work, and this project is part of our outpatient growth strategy to increase access to high-quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.” The new office is home to internal medicine doctor Michelle Parker, MD, and Ob/Gyn Cory Tinker, MD. For appointments or information, call (850) 278-3551 for internal medicine or (850) 608-6405 for OB/GYN. The facility was built in collaboration with Commercial Real Estate Development, LLC, a subsidiary of the St. Joe Company. The connection between Ascension Sacred Heart and the St. Joe Company dates back more than 18 years when St. Joe donated land for the site of Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach. “We are honored to serve the families of Watersound Origins and bring much-needed healthcare services to this growing community,” said Roger Hall, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast and Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf. “Having worked with the St. Joe Company for many years - and on our Watersound facility most recently - I am excited to see this beautiful facility come to fruition, with our devoted care team members ready to serve.” Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart offers the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida, with more than 80 locations and 300 providers along the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores, Ala., to Apalachicola, Fla. Doctors from more than 25 specialties provide personalized, compassionate care to people of all ages. To find a doctor and request an appointment, call 850-416-2337 or visit ascension.org/doctors. About Ascension Sacred Heart In Florida, Ascension operates Ascension Sacred Heart based in Pensacola and Ascension St. Vincent’s based in Jacksonville. Together, Ascension Florida operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care and employs more than 11,000 associates. Across the region, Ascension Sacred Heart and Ascension St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2019, they provided nearly $180 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., operating 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org and www.studerfamilychildrenshospital.com.