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The Market Shops Announces Free Fitness on the Lawn

WHAT:

The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host free, weekly fitness classes on the lawn. Beginning Friday, May 3, 2019, through Monday, July 29, 2019, Free Fitness on the Lawn will take place on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. with Pure Barre and Fridays at 9:00 a.m. with Orange Theory Fitness. The classes are free to attend and open to individuals of all fitness levels. Monday classes, taught and hosted by Pure Barre will consist of low-impact, high intensity movements that are designed to strengthen and tone, while Friday classes taught and hosted by Orange Theory Fitness will include circuit training with lower and upper body weight exercises, core, and light running. Clean Juice, located in The Market Shops, will also be offering complimentary juice samples and discount coupons to those who participate in each class.

 

ABOUT:      

Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

WHEN: 

Mondays and Fridays beginning May 3 through July 29, 2019

Monday – Pure Barre at 5:30 p.m.
Friday – Orange Theory Fitness Fit Camp at 9 a.m.
*Note: There will not be a class hosted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019

 

WHERE:

The Market Shops
9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

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The Market Shops Presents Free 2019 Winter Concerts

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WHAT:
The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, presents the 2019 Winter Concerts. The two concerts will take place on January 26 with David Seering and February 16 with Ron Adams. The Winter Concerts are free and open to the public. They will take place on The Market Shops’ main lawn from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.

*Weather permitting. Please check The Market Shops Facebook page for updates.

ABOUT:     
The Market Shops:
Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WHEN:       
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
David Seeing

Saturday, February 16, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Ron Adams

WHERE:
The Market Shops
9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jessica Proffitt Bracken
(850) 460-7777
Jessica@ProffittPR.com

The Market Shops 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Raises $8,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, FL

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MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (October 31, 2018– The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on Oct. 6, 2018, raising $8,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. The fourth annual event featured unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served in in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle.

Guests were greeted upon arrival with festive décor courtesy of Mingle before entering the bustling courtyard full of restaurants and merchants from The Market Shops. The grand lawn featured the bloody marys along with live music performed by the Luke Langford Band on the main stage, sponsored by Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. Event goers made their way around the tents, sampling each Bloody Mary served by the Emerald Coast’s finest locally owned restaurants. Upon check-in, guests received a token in order to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award for the Best Bloody Mary in South Walton.

A panel of select food critics and local celebrities judged each Bloody Mary and selected the following winners for the most delicious and most creative:

1st Place Judge’s Award – Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits

2nd Place Judge’s Award – Camille’s at Crystal Beach

3rd Place Judge’s Award – Emeril’s Coastal Italian

People’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut

All awards were custom made by local artist, Maxine Orange.

There was plenty of food to go around during the festival byvarious restaurants located directly in The Market Shops, including Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Pizza by the Sea along with barbecue from Back Beach Barbecue, fresh shucked oysters from Slick Lips Seafood and Oyster House. Apart from the Bloody Marys, guests sipped on fresh pressed juice from Clean Juice, local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company, and champagne from the Bubbly Bar, served by the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

While sipping their bloody marys, guests had full access to the hydration and relaxation station presented by the Salamander Spa, a commemorative photo booth with Epic Photo Company sponsored by My Vacation Haven, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops. Rent Gear Here also set up flat screen TVs and seating for event goers to watch various college football games.

The Market Shops would like to thank the participating restaurants, including Another Broken Egg Cafe, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Bud & Alley’s Restaurant, Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Clean Juice, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, Grayton Beer Brewpub, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, LuLu’s Destin, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Market 27, Pizza by the Sea, Signature Catering of 30A, Sunset Bay Cafe, The Surf Hut, and Vue on 30A.

A special thanks to additional sponsors including 30A, 30AEats, 30A Television, 850Tix, 8Fifty Productions, 98 Realty, The Beachcomber, Cumulus Broadcasting, Destin Life, Destin Log, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Land • Air • Sea Productions, Maxine Orange, Mingle, Northwest Florida Daily News, Proffitt PR, SoWal Life, SoWal.com, Thirty A Review, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, and Visit South Walton.

Bottom row from L to R: Greg Valloch, Ben & Jerry's; Teresa Imdieke, Habitat for Humanity; Denise Song, Habitat for Humanity.  Back row from L to R: Jessica Bracken, Proffitt PR; Taylor Sheekley, Proffitt PR; and Caroline Boone, Proffitt PR
Bottom row from L to R: Greg Valloch, Ben & Jerry’s; Teresa Imdieke, Habitat for Humanity; Denise Song, Habitat for Humanity.
Back row from L to R: Jessica Bracken, Proffitt PR; Taylor Sheekley, Proffitt PR; and Caroline Boone, Proffitt PR

The Market Shops Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary with Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.(October 29, 2018)The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, will host the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in celebration of the five-year anniversary of the shopping center.

The community is invited to explore The Market Shops while enjoying live music by Boukou Groove, as well as light bites and complimentary cocktails. Visit each Market Shops merchant for a chance to win gift cards, prizes, and more provided by The Market Shops and participating chamber members. Guests can enter to win by receiving a stamp from each merchant on their pass card, and then returning the completed card to the check-in table located in the Gazebo Courtyard by 7:15 p.m.

In conjunction with the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, guests are also invited to celebrate the five-year anniversary of The Market Shops. The property underwent a major renovation in 2014, which included significant exterior repair, courtyard and walkway redesign, as well as cosmetic enhancements such as landscaping. The lawn on the east side of the property has also been expanded and refreshed to host festivals, concerts and other special events, such as The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival. The anniversary marks five years since the revamped and redesigned Market Shops opened to the public. This was the first renovation The Market Shops received since being built in 1985. Since then, the property has reestablished itself as a community location where locals and visitors alike come to shop, dine and spend time together.

Since the update, The Market Shops has grown exponentially with a growing list of merchants and eateries, including the most recent opening of Amavida Coffee & Tea Café, Clean Juice, Escapology, Jon Smith Subs, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Pizza by the Sea. By the end of 2018, The Market Shops will have 22 merchants open for business.

The Walton Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at The Market Shops is free for Chamber members and is $10 for non-members. For more information and to register for the event online, please visit the Chamber’s website at http://www.waltonareachamber.com.

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Clean Juice Brings Usda Certified Organic Menu To The Market Shops And Jobs To Walton County

Grand Opening Celebration to take place September 22, 2018

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MIRAMAR BEACH,Fla.(September 12, 2018)– The month of September brings exciting things for Clean Juice, as the company opens its newest location within The Market Shops located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. As local owners, Jeff and Jamie Provinse, gear up for a soft opening beginning Sept.14, they are also putting plans in place for the Clean Juice Grand Opening Celebration.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Clean Juice invites the community to celebrate their grand opening with a full day of complimentary activities, including a Pure Barre pop-up class, entertainment by DJ Rock the House, a photo booth provided by Epic Photo Co., a pilates class taught by SoWal Pilates, a braid bar by Avantgarde Salon and Spa, product samples, door prizes, and more. Clean Juice will be donating a portion of sales from the day to local charity, Food for Thought Outreach, along with their home office who will be matching the overall donation made.

Clean Juice is the first franchised juice and smoothie bar company to hold the USDA Organic certification. With 108 franchise units awarded to date, Clean Juice is on a mission to become the world’s most plentiful juice bar offering easy, on the go access to certified organic food and drinks, as well as a high-quality menu featuring organic juices, smoothies, bowls and bites. Realizing that the guest experience is the most important aspect for a well-functioning business, Clean Juice creates a welcoming, friendly environment and promotes a healthy body as well as a strong spirit. The newest Market Shops location will bring 20-25 new jobs to Walton County, while also fostering a safe and fun environment for the employees at Clean Juice.

This will be the second business in Walton County for the Provinse family, who started Epic Photo Co.in the summer of 2010, which specializes in a variety of professional event photography services. Jeff Provinse spearheads Epic Photo Co. while Jamie will be taking charge of Clean Juice.

“This is a lifestyle brand centered around health and wellness of the body and spirit, and I am thrilled to be able to do this every day,” said Jamie Provinse, co-owner. “I’m a corporate sales refugee and I knew that I had to make a career change so that I could focus on our family and work in a field I am passionate about. Clean Juice is a perfect fit for our family and for South Walton.”

Clean Juice’s Miramar Beach storefront is located within The Market Shops at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort located at 9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. The store will be having a soft opening beginning Sept. 14 with daily operating hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Clean Juice will then launch their normal business hours on Sept. 22 of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

“We couldn’t be more excited for Jamie and Jeff Provinse as they bring Clean Juice to Miramar Beach, and that’s not just because our family spends every spring break in Destin,” said Clean Juice founder, Kat Eckles. “The Destin and South Walton communities are certainly ones that understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and eating an organic, plant heavy diet. It’s a blessing to see Clean Juice open on the Panhandle, especially with people as wonderful as Jeff and Jamie. We can’t wait to serve you, South Walton!”

For more information about Clean Juice, please call (850) 650-2394, email marketshops@cleanjuice.comor visit www.cleanjuice.com. Interested job candidates can apply online at www.cleanjuice.com/jobs.

 

The full schedule for the Grand Opening festivities are as follows:

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time:9:00 a.m.

Details:The community is invited to join the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce and Destin Chamber of Commerce for a Dual Ribbon Cutting where owners, Jeff and Jamie Provinse, will snip the ribbons and officially mark the opening of Clean Juice.

 

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time:8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Details: Grand Opening Celebration –

9 a.m.Pure Barre Pop-up – bring your own yoga mat and suggested donation of $10 for Food for Thought Outreach

10 a.m.DJ Rock the House

11 a.m.Pilates Pop-Up with SoWal Pilates – bring your own yoga mat and suggested donation of $10 for Food for Thought Outreach

2 p.m.Epic Photo Booth Co.

4 p.m.Braid Bar and Beauty Bowls with Avantgarde Salon and Spa

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The Market Shops 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival set for October 6, 2018

Proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity – Walton County
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MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (August 6, 2018)– On Saturday, October 6, The Market Shops will host its 4thAnnual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. The annual event will feature unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative bloody marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast.

Guests are invited from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy unlimited tastes of up to 25 of the Emerald Coast’s most coveted bloody marys served in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders of Florida. Restaurants confirmed to compete for the 2018 Best Bloody Mary in South Walton include Bijoux, Bud and Alleys, Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Cowgirl Kitchen, Cuveé Kitchen + Wine Bar, Grayton Beer Brewpub, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, The Local Market, LuLu’s Destin, Signature Catering of 30A, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Sunset Bay Cafe, and The Surf Hut. A panel of select food critics and local celebrities will judge each bloody mary to select the winners for the most delicious and most creative. There will also be a highly coveted People’s Choice Award that is selected by each guest in attendance who’s votes will be tallied by Hill Coleman, CPA.

Apart from the bloody marys, there will also be plenty of food from local favorites, such as Back Beach Barbecue and Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, along with the various restaurants located directly in The Market Shops, including Bijoux, Pizza by the Sea, as well as juice shots by Clean Juice and coffee shots by Amavida Coffee. There will be local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company along with champagne from the Bubbly Bar provided by Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard for guests to sip on. New this year, a lounge area outfitted by Rent Gear Here will include additional seating, cornhole games and a large screen streaming SEC football.

While sipping their bloody marys, guests can enjoy a hydration and relaxation station by the Salamander Spa, a commemorative photo booth with Epic Photo Company, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, exclusive shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops, and live music by DJ Rock the House and the Luke Langford Band on the main stage, sponsored by Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

Tickets are currently on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $50. To learn more about The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival and to buy tickets, visit www.themarketshops.com. If you would like to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity on the day of the event, please email volunteer@waltoncountyhabitat.org.

Special thanks to additional sponsors which include 30A, 30AEats, 30A Television, 850Tix, 8Fifty Productions, The Beachcomber, Cumulus Broadcasting, Destin Life, Destin Log, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Land • Air • Sea Productions, Maxine Orange, Mingle, Northwest Florida Daily News, Proffitt PR, SoWal Life, SoWal.com, Thirty A Review, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, and Visit South Walton.

Maple Street Biscuit Company Coming to The Market Shops

Maple Street Biscuit Company is getting ready to deliver comfort food with a modern twist to The Market Shops

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Flaky biscuits made from quality ingredients will soon be coming to The Market Shops.  This unique dining experience is known for its comfort food with a modern twist, gracious service
and immaculately clean stores.  The Jacksonville, Florida-based establishment is famous for its flaky biscuits, but its roots are grounded in community and its mission of helping people, serving others, and being part of the community.Maple Street creates an atmosphere that brings the community together around delicious biscuits, fresh roasted coffee and good food from great products.

“We’re thrilled to bring Maple Street Biscuit Company to a thriving community with rich character and charm,” said Alexandria Hill, General Counsel for Maple Street Biscuit Company. “Maple Street Biscuit Company strives to be part of the communities we serve, and we can’t wait to get to know our neighbors in Miramar and The Market Shops.”

Committed to great biscuits made with quality products, Maple Street seeks to establish a place where guests will want to visit over and over.Maple Street Biscuit Company serves a wide variety of homemade signature biscuits, entrees, salads and side dishes. Each dish is crafted to offer flavor, quality and a beautiful presentation that guests will love.

Maple Street is not a restaurant chain, but a group of community restaurants each operated by a Community Leader.  Community Leaders are local individuals who are encouraged and empowered to immerse themselves and their restaurant and in their community. “We are pleased to announce that Joseph Nelson will serve as the Community Leader for The Market Shops”, stated Hill.  “He is a fantastic addition to our team and is excited to get to know the community”.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Maple Street team, please reach out to Joseph directly at jnelson@maplestreetbiscuits.com.

The Market Shops Brings Two New Dining Options to South Walton

Clean Juice and Jon Smith Subs to open in 2018

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (May 8, 2018) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, announces two new merchants Clean Juiceand Jon Smith Subs within the shopping center.

Clean Juice Logo copyOwners of the ever-popular local photo booth company, Epic Photo Co., have recently started a new endeavor by becoming a part of the Clean Juice franchise. With over 110 locations in development, The Market Shops is happy to call Clean Juice one of their newest tenants. Known for being the only 100% certified organic juice franchise, Clean Juice was founded on the purpose of providing families access to clean, organic products like grab-and-go cold-pressed juices, smoothies, cleanses and açaí bowls, along with specialty toasts and oat bowls. Jeff & Jamie Provinse are thrilled to be a part of this company which will bring more healthy and organic options to locals, commuters and visitors alike. Clean Juice will be located on the east end of the shopping center east of Wren’s Village Boutique and will be opening its doors in late summer 2018. To learn more about Clean Juice, please visit www.cleanjuice.com.

JSS_One_Color_StackedJon Smith Subs is a south Florida based sub shop fondly known for their overstuffed meals. Established in 1988, Jon Smith Subs specializes in mouthwatering sandwiches filled with high quality meats and farm-fresh vegetables that are sliced daily. Focusing on the importance of hand-crafted menu items for the customer, Jon Smith Subs offers a wide array of meat, topping, and sauce combinations. Rod and Stacey Melvin plan to open the 13th Jon Smith Subs franchise location in Fall 2018 at The Market Shops. Jon Smith Subs will be located west of Destin Luxury Real Estate on the east end of the shopping center. To learn more about Jon Smith Subs, please visit www.jonsmithsubs.com.

The Market Shops to Host OneBlood Drive

The Market Shops to Host OneBlood Drive

 

WHAT:

The Market Shops will host the OneBlood Drive on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Following the success of the last three drives held in April July, and October, which saw an impressive number of donors, The Market Shops plans to continue these on a quarterly basis. The OneBlood Big Red Bus® will be parked in The Market Shops parking lot, adjacent to Highway 98.

OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood. Generally healthy people ages 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. All donors receive a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including cholesterol screening. Donors will also receive a OneBlood t-shirt and a kid’s scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s in The Market Shops. One in three people will need blood in their lifetime. Blood that is donated on April 13 will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant. Many potential blood donors believe that they cannot donate blood due to medical or other reasons. If you are curious if you are a candidate for donation or to learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.

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ABOUT:       

Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques, an array of eateries from casual to fine dining and signature annual events including The Bloody Mary Festival and more. For more information, visit www.themarketshops.com or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

WHEN:

Friday, April 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:

The Market Shops

9375 Emerald Coast Pkwy

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

 

MEDIA

CONTACT:

Mackenzie Destin

(850) 460-7777

Mackenzie@ProffittPR.com

Sacred Heart Hospital Takes Surgery Beyond the Limits of the Human Hand

Sacred Heart Hospital Takes Surgery Beyond the Limits of the Human Hand

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast has acquired the newest state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi® Surgical System, one of the most precise and least invasive surgical treatments available. Thanks to the newly advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies, many patients at Sacred Heart will experience faster recovery with shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions with less discomfort and reduced need for pain medicine.

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“Our community deserves the most advanced medical care we able to give them. This robotic system allows our patients to recover from surgery as quickly as possible,” said Roger Hall, president of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. “We are committed to being a leader in providing patients with minimally invasive treatments.”

Gynecologic surgeon Dr. Glenn Bankert of Sacred Heart Medical Group is one of several highly skilled surgeons who will be using the new technology to perform minimally invasive surgery. Bankert has 3 ½ years of experience with robotic operations and has performed nearly 400 patient procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and other hospital locations. Dr. Bankert’s training was performed through the Intuitive Training Centers in Atlanta, GA. with additional specialized training at Intuitive Training Centers in Sonnyvale, CA.

“For our gynecologic surgery patients, this robotic technology means less pain, reduced blood loss, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times compared to more traditional surgical techniques,” said Dr. Bankert. “We expect to see decreased rates of infection, decreased length of stay in the hospital and faster return to baseline function so patients are better prepared if they need to undergo additional treatment beyond surgery.”

Robotic arms equipped with a camera are guided remotely by the surgeon’s precise movements into the patient’s abdomen or chest through small incisions, typically the size of a dime. Surgeons see high-resolution video and move up to four robotic arms remotely to perform procedures. The da Vinci Xi instruments have tiny mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing the surgeon to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with great precision.

The da Vinci Xi System can be used across a wide spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and has been optimized for procedures in which instruments must be able to reach up and down and across the abdomen or chest.

The new robot will be used at Sacred Heart in the following specialty areas:

  • General surgery
    (such as gallbladder, hernia repair, gastroenterology, colon procedures)
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Future Urologic surgery

“Robotic technology continues to advance and that allows our surgeons to perform more intricate and complex surgeries that are less invasive,” said Dr. Gary Pablo, Chief Medical Officer at Sacred Heart. “We are pleased to be able to serve our patients with the newest robotic technology available in our region.”

The community is invited to an open house and ribbon cutting event on Tuesday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the hospital’s second-floor atrium area for a meet-n-greet with our surgical team and a “test drive” of the da Vinci Xi robot. Refreshments will be served.

The newly advanced da Vinci Xi® system will also be available at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola this June.

About Sacred Heart Health System

On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, and Providence Hospital based in Mobile, Alabama, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.