October 31, 2020
Ascension
President Will Condon says the children's hospital is continuing to add programs.
Ascension
"Like the children, families and communities we serve, the Studer Family Children's Hospital continues to grow," says Condon.

Economic Backbone - Pediatrics

Ascension Sacred Heart's children's hospital $85-million expansion

Carlton Proctor | 7/27/2020

Ascension’s children’s hospital is on a growth spurt.

Only a year after opening, Ascension Sacred Heart’s $85-million, 126-bed Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Pensacola is undergoing a growth spurt.

In May, hospital executives announced three expansion projects:

  • Construction is underway on a $19-million pediatric intensive care unit that includes an operating room designed specifically for pediatric surgeries. Completion is expected in early 2021.
  • In July, construction began on a pediatric oncology center, which will include accommodations for parents and siblings.
  • The pediatric sleep center at Ascension’s Pensacola campus opened in July. The center will serve children with conditions such as sleep-disordered breathing, central apnea, behavioral sleep disorders, circadian-rhythm disorders, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless leg syndrome.

In addition to the expansions, the children’s hospital now has 120 physicians covering some 30 pediatric specialties.

“Like the children, families and communities we serve, the Studer Family Children’s Hospital continues to grow," says Will Condon, the hospital's president. “But we are not finished. We will continue to add programs and services that meet the needs of families across the Gulf Coast and beyond.”

Studer Family Children’s Hospital

  • 30,000
    Children treated in the pediatric emergency room in the first year of operation
  • 4,500
    Inpatient and outpatient surgeries
  • 430
    Critically ill babies and children transported to the children’s hospital from other Northwest Florida hospitals
  • 4,600
    Admissions

 

Read more in Florida Trend's August issue.
Select from the following options:

Tags: Healthcare, Life Sciences, Economic Backbone, Feature

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida Ballot Measures - 2020 Constitutional Amendments (1-3)
Florida Ballot Measures - 2020 Constitutional Amendments (1-3)

Florida voters will consider six amendments to the state constitution when they go to the polls next month. Each proposal requires at least 60% approval by voters.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you plan to vote early in the 2020 election?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
  • I do not plan to vote
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.821.5800

© Copyright 2020 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.