A flock of pink flamingos will be roosting on the front lawn of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast during the last two weeks of October. The flamingos are available for “adoption” for a small fee to help raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds to support breast-cancer care on the Emerald Coast.
Health & Beauty
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology’s office located at Merchant's Walk in Bluewater Bay will celebrate its grand re-opening on Tuesday, October 14 at 4:30pm with a Niceville Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony followed by light refreshments.
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is offering free community education/support opportunities throughout October, including stroke and breast-cancer support groups, classes on joint replacement surgery and diabetes management, and seminars on financial matters and healthy living targeted to senior adults. The hospital also hosts a monthly blood drive by OneBlood, including wellness checks for participants.
South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW) calls for male and female models to apply for runway shows and the SWFW Model Competition to be held October 9-11. Models are required to submit an online application at swfw.org by Monday, September 1, 2014 to secure an audition time at one of the casting calls scheduled for Thursday, September 11 - 5-8pm.
Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology, a premier surgical, medical and cosmetic dermatology practice on the Gulf Coast, recently added Layne M. Fielder, MD, FAAD to their staff. Dr. Fielder will be practicing out of Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology’s Miramar Beach, Ft. Walton Beach and Niceville offices.
The Seaside Institute will hold a women’s retreat focused on health and wellness approaches for mind, body and spirit at the Academic Village SEPT 19–21.
Dr. Matthew Kinzelman, a board-certified family medicine physician, has moved his practice to Sacred Heart Medical Group in Santa Rosa Beach.
Dr. Kinzelman received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI and completed his residency training at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, FL.
Before moving to Santa Rosa Beach, he had his medical practice located at Sacred Heart Medical Group in Pace, FL for many years. Dr. Kinzelman has a special medical interest in treating the entire family, from children to grandparents.
Children's Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) is continuing to expand its mission of enhancing the lives of uninsured and under-insured school-aged children in Okaloosa & Walton Counties. To ensure all local kids are healthy and happy, CVHN's Just for Grins Mobile Dental Clinic is making its way to partner agencies and organizations to visit kids participating in their programs who may not have access to dental care.
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has been recognized for its patient engagement efforts in the first National Patient Engagement Ranking. Patient engagement is the process by which patients take charge of their own health. Ranked 23rd out of 3,077 hospitals nationwide, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast secured the highest ranking in the state of Florida.
Leaders of Sacred Heart Health System announced plans yesterday to launch a $30 million expansion of facilities and services at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. The expansion will increase the capacity of the Emerald Coast hospital for inpatient services, maternity services, emergency services and pediatric services.