Areas of Need

This steadfast commitment to our community could not have been achieved without the support and generosity of the thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations that have donated to Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation.

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How You Can Help

Since 1915, Ascension Sacred Heart has been at the heart of healing for Northwest Florida and South Alabama. Like our founders, the Daughters of Charity, Ascension Sacred Heart is dedicated to providing quality, compassionate healthcare to the citizens of our regions, regardless of their ability to pay.

Through this charitable giving, Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation has been able to provide millions of dollars of free and low-cost healthcare to the poor, uninsured, under-insured and low-income families. With the help of generous donors, we are proud to offer many community services.

pensacola, FL

Studer Family Children’s Hospital

Studer Family Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated children’s hospital, and the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, in Northwest Florida. We provide care for thousands of sick and injured children and infants across the Gulf Coast.

Ascension Sacred Heart has the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to provide care for the most critically ill and premature newborns. In partnership with UF Health and Pediatrix Medical Group, Studer Family Children’s Hospital provides the area’s only neonatal and pediatric specialists and has been designated as a Pediatric Trauma Referral Center. Ascension Sacred Heart also has a dedicated Pediatric Oncology Unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs and support groups.

pensacola, FL

Ascension Sacred Heart

Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola has been serving the needs of our community for a 100 years.

Ascension Sacred Heart is a 566-bed acute-care hospital featuring a Level II Trauma Center, a dedicated Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Regional Joint Replacement Center, the Regional Heart & Vascular Center, Cancer Center, state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical technology, surgical weight-loss services and the area’s first Certified Primary Stroke Center.

miramar beach, FL

Ascension Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast

Ascension Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast is a 58-bed community hospital located in Miramar Beach, Florida. Recognized nationally for high quality, compassionate and safe healthcare, the hospital has received the 100 Top Hospitals® award from Thomson Reuters and Truven Health five times since opening in 2003, including most recently in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical services, including acute care, maternity services, general and specialized surgery, cardiac diagnostics and interventional services, joint replacement program, spine center program, cancer care, comprehensive radiology and laboratory services, rehabilitation, as well as 24-hour emergency care.

This young, thriving hospital is a true partnership between Ascension Sacred and a very generous community, whose support continues to propel expansion efforts forward. The hospital is currently undergoing a $30M expansion to increase capacity for inpatient services, maternity services, children’s services and emergency services. Expansion efforts will be completed in 2017. A surgical services expansion is planned for the near future as well.

port st. joe, FL

Ascension Sacred Heart on the Gulf

With great community support, Ascension Sacred Heart on the Gulf in Port St. Joe opened its doors to patient care in 2010 to serve greater Gulf and Franklin counties. The 19-bed hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, nationally recognized inpatient care, surgical services, and robust outpatient services. In 2015, the hospital received a 5 Star Hospital Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based on results from the nation’s only standardized patient satisfaction survey.

pensacola, FL

Ascension Sacred Heart Cancer Center

Ascension Sacred Heart provides cancer care all along the Gulf Coast, meeting both the inpatient and outpatient needs of our patients and their families dealing with cancer.

Our highly skilled, caring team of cancer specialists promote a coordinated effort to provide the best care for our patients. Your support of this mission plays a vital role in healing and restoring hope. With your help, we will be able to touch lives and provide “hope and healing” to thousands along the Gulf Coast. Your gift will support the future of cancer care along the coast.

There are so many ways you can support our mission of cancer care.

DESIGNATED GIFTS – You are able to make a gift that will benefit a specific program or identified need of your choice. These gifts may be designated for a specific area, be patient focused or support a patient-education need.

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES – At the Cancer Center, there are several naming opportunities available. With a major gift, you are able to provide a lasting memory or honor a loved one in your family with a plaque of recognition. You will also be recognized at our Donor Wall at our Cancer Center and the Main Hospital.

REMEMBRANCE WALL at the Cancer Center – A gift in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a person. Gifts of $1,000 or more (one-time or combined gifts) in memory or in honor of a certain individual will be recognized on our Remembrance Wall.

MEMORIAL AND HONOR GIFTS – Memorial gifts may be given in memory of family members, friends or colleagues who have passed away. Honor gifts will show someone in your life a measure of affection, admiration or gratitude and are also a unique way to celebrate a cancer survivor. When such gifts are made, a special notification will be sent to the family or the individual.

pensacola, FL

Haven of Our Lady of Peace

Haven of Our Lady of Peace is a 120-bed skilled nursing facility that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the elderly by providing skilled, compassionate short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care.

When you provide a gift of support for “God’s Older Children” who reside at the Haven, or who utilize the Haven for rehabilitation services, you are having a direct impact on their quality of life. To learn more about how you can make a gift that will touch the lives of those the Haven serves, please call (850) 416-4660 or email

Thank you for considering a gift for “God’s Older Children”.

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Make a Donation

As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on generous, compassionate people like you to support our work thereby ensuring that no one goes without quality patient care and life-saving treatment. Make your tax-deductible gift today and join a century-old legacy of caring from the heart.