At Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola, our mission is to train the next generation of pharmacists with high-quality, well respected preceptors who offer diverse learning experiences. Our aspiration as a program, through a system of excellence, is for each resident to become the best version of themselves and achieve outcomes surpassing that of their preceptors. In the end, both resident and preceptor have a common mission to promote optimized pharmaceutical care, the advancement of our pharmacy profession, and to be one of the top PGY1 pharmacy residency programs in the nation.
Number of PGY1 Positions:1 *Pediatric Patient focused (Seeking to add a second pediatric position for 2024_2025)
*Also now in pre-candidate status to meet the new ASHP Standard. With our new pediatric resident(s) next year we will change to candidate status.
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola - About Us
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is the hub of the Ascension Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida. It is a regional medical and surgical hospital that serves the Northwest Florida region.
Major regional services based in Pensacola also include:
The Regional Heart and Vascular Institute,
The area's leading Stroke Center,
A Level II Trauma Center,
A full-service diagnostic center, women’s health and maternity services, and
A Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network.
The hospital is affiliated with Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart, a regional network of doctors and providers stretching from Gulf Shores, Alabama, to Apalachicola, Florida.
Ascension Sacred Heart is part of Ascension, the nation's largest Catholic, nonprofit health system. Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola’s Mission
Sacred Heart’s faith-based mission has been its driving force since we were founded by the Daughters of Charity. Our mission is, “Rooted in... the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.”
Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola’s Vision
We envision a strong, vibrant Catholic health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare. We will ensure service that is committed to health and well-being for our communities and that responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle. We will expand the role of laity, in both leadership and sponsorship, to ensure a Catholic health ministry in the future.
Service of the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
Creativity: Courageous innovation
Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
More than a century ago, when the people of Pensacola asked for better healthcare and a more modern hospital, their prayers were answered by the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters comprise a religious order that was founded in 1633 in France by St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac with the mission of caring for the poor and the sick. The Daughters came to Pensacola not only to build a hospital, but to carry out their charitable mission of providing excellent healthcare to all persons, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
Today, the hospital built in Pensacola by the Sisters continues that same mission. Pensacola remains the hub of what has become a truly regional Health System with three hospital campuses, as well as outpatient facilities, physician offices and other services spanning 200 miles of the Gulf Coast from Gulf Shores, Ala. to Apalachicola, Fla.
After 50 years in its original stone structure on 12th Avenue, the hospital relocated in 1965 to a new hospital off Ninth Avenue in Pensacola, across from Cordova Mall.
Since then, Sacred Heart has continued to advance its technology and expand its services. In August of 1996, Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - Northwest Florida's first and only children's hospital - opened on the Pensacola campus.
In 2000, Sacred Heart completed major expansion projects that added new wings for surgical suites, a Regional Heart and Vascular Institute and a new center for emergency/trauma services. Sacred Heart teamed up with Methodist Homes to open the new Haven of Our Lady of Peace nursing home off Summit Boulevard in November 2001.
Sacred Heart completed the largest expansion of its Pensacola campus in 2014 with the construction of the Bayou Tower, which added 112 private rooms to the hospital. In 2016, Sacred Heart broke ground on a new four-story Children's Hospital -- the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart -- which opened in 2019.
Today, Sacred Heart continues its legacy of serving individuals, families and communities as part of Ascension. Together, our caregivers strive to bring you coordinated, compassionate care that is personalized to your individual needs.