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Duck Regatta Raises Community Support for Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast

The Fourth Annual Duck Regatta once again made a huge splash during the family-fun event at Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort on Oct. 11. A total of 3,000 ducks raced across the Lagoon toward the finish line. The $5,000 lucky duck was adopted by Dr. Mike O’Donnell, DMD, on behalf of his daughters, Haley and Megan.

Sacred Heart to Host Free Community Education Classes in October

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.

Sacred Heart Medical Group Family Medicine Physician Moves to Santa Rosa Beach

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.

CVHN Partners with Local Agencies to Provide Children's Dental Care

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 Ranked Best in Florida for Patient Engagement

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.


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