Where a family lives plays a major role in getting quality medical care for their child, especially if they are struggling with a major illness.
There’s no shortage of dedicated children’s hospitals in Tampa, Orlando or South Florida. But north of Florida’s Turnpike, the options start thinning out.
In Northwest Florida, there’s only one option: Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart. Without it, Panhandle families would need to travel 350 miles to get to a dedicated pediatric hospital.
The Pensacola hospital is part of Ascension. As previously reported, Ascension is one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems.
Ascension has several facilities and programs dedicated to the needs of women, veterans, seniors and the poor. Through Studer Family Children’s Hospital, they show the same level of dedication to caring for the region’s children.
Studer Family Children’s Hospital is equipped to handle a variety of pediatric medical cases, from a broken bone to chronic, complex medical problems. It’s also outfitted with a pediatric emergency room and pediatric trauma referral center.
If an emergency presents itself, the facility has ambulances specifically designed to transport neonatal and pediatric patients to the hospital. And if tragedy strikes miles away from Pensacola, they have a pediatric helicopter, giving them a regionwide reach.
Making a full suite of options available for children is vital. Children, of course, are not adults. In no other arena is that distinction more relevant than health care.
Treating developing brains and bodies requires the utmost precision. There have been amazing breakthroughs in medical care for adults. Surgeons can now install stents through a wrist catheter, for example.
But a child’s veins and arteries are smaller and more delicate. There is simply no room for error — only the best-of-the-best can handle advanced life-saving procedures for children.
Studer Family Children’s Hospital has some of the best-of-the-best. And if they feel like another expert should be called in for the toughest and most complex cases, they are able to do just that thanks to the partnership they’ve forged with University of Florida Health.
Simply put, Studer Family Children’s Hospital is fully dedicated to providing the best possible care for children, no matter what it takes.
To many, getting the best care available is associated with a big price tag. And when it comes to caring for their children, parents will turn over their bottom dollar and then some.
But Studer Family Children’s Hospital — like all Ascension facilities — delivers care without regard for a patient’s ability to pay.
To them, it’s not about money. It’s about making sure the region’s children are happy and healthy.