Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf receives donation from St. Joe Foundation

Sacred Heart Hospital Donation

Participating in the check presentation are (L-R) Carol Carlan, president, Sacred Heart Foundation; Roger Hall, president, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf/Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast; Janet Greeno, executive assistant, St. Joe Community Foundation; and Ken Borick, St. Joe Community Foundation board member, senior vice president and legal counsel, The St. Joe Company.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 09:41 AM.

The St. Joe Community Foundation Board of Trustees recently presented Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf (SHHG) in Port St. Joe with a $300,000 donation.

The gift will assist the hospital in its mission to provide compassionate, high-quality healthcare to the people of Gulf and Franklin counties. To date, the St. Joe Community Foundation has donated more than $3.8 million to SHHG.

“This is truly a generous gift and will have a positive impact on the kind of care our dedicated associates provide our patients at this hospital,” said Roger Hall, President of SHHG and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. “This gift reflects the commitment the St. Joe Community Foundation has to the growing healthcare needs of everyone in this area, especially to the poor.”

“This recent donation further demonstrates the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to ensuring quality healthcare is provided in Northwest Florida,” says Jorge Gonzalez, a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Located at 3801 E. U.S. Highway 98, SHHG was established in 2010 by Sacred Heart Health System. The 19-bed hospital features a 24-hour emergency department, inpatient services, surgical services, a full complement of diagnostic and laboratory services, and a helipad to be used by Sacred Heart's regional air-ambulance service to provide rapid transport for trauma or critically ill patients.

A Medical Office Building opened in the fall of 2010 adjacent to the hospital and provides convenient access to primary care and specialty physicians, dialysis services, women’s health services including mammography, MRI services and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation. For more information about SHHG, please visit www.sacred-heart.org/gulf or call 850-229-5600.

About the St. Joe Community Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Since its inception, the St. Joe Community Foundation (STJCF) has provided more than $17 million in grants to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves. STJCF provides charitable grants toward the civic infrastructure of communities primarily in Bay and Walton counties. The Foundation’s primary focus is on strengthening education, improving healthcare, protecting the environment and supporting local cultural interests. These efforts help build healthy, caring, long-lived communities. For more information, visit www.stjcf.com.



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