MIRAMAR BEACH, FLA. (August 25, 2016) – Caduceus Society on the Emerald Coast held their third quarter meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach, where they received a special visit from the Sacred Heart Neonatal Intensive Care Transport Unit and the unit’s crew. The group of philanthropic physicians took part in donating $30,000 to obtain the unit, which is stationed at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and covers a three-hour radius of the area.
Members of the Caduceus Society were able to tour the NICU Transport and speak with the crew about its use here on the Emerald Coast. The mobile critical-care unit transports infants to The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart from Miramar Beach to Pensacola. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including telemedicine equipment that enables the crew to communicate directly with physicians and nurses via webcam in transit.
“The Caduceus Society on the Emerald Coast is honored to be able to contribute to the NICU Transport Unit,” said Dr. David Adams, president of the Caduceus Society. “This investment in caring for the critically ill and young children is a testament to our organization’s mission and aids in providing a crucial piece of the care puzzle. The difference it makes in our community is immeasurable.”
Caduceus Society on the Emerald Coast is a philanthropic organization of like-minded community health care providers committed to bringing medical care to the poor, the vulnerable and underserved. For more information about Caduceus Society on the Emerald Coast, please visit www.caduceusgivingback.com.
About Sacred Heart Health System
Sacred Heart Health System is Northwest Florida’s leading provider of high-quality health care to children and adults. The hub of the Sacred Heart system is its 566-bed Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola that includes the region’s only Children’s Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network and a Heart & Vascular Institute. The Health System also includes Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, a 58-bed community hospital near Destin, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf, a 19-bed hospital, in Port St. Joe, and Sacred Heart Medical Group, a large regional network of primary care and specialty physicians with offices across seven coastal counties between Gulf Shores, Ala. and Apalachicola, Fla. Sacred Heart is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system. For more information, call 850-416-7000 or visit online at www.sacred-heart.org.