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    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

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    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.

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    The Market Shops Announce Free Fitness on the Lawn

    The Market Shops Announce 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 Wednesday, May 2, 2018, through Monday, July 30, 2018, Free Fitness on the Lawn will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The classes are free to attend and open to individuals of all fitness levels. Classes include Slow Flow Yoga with Dannica Marie, Buti Yoga with Katie Truax, and Bootcamp with Cayce Collins of Encore Fitness.

     

    Fitness On the Lawn Flyer 2018ABOUT:
    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, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning May 2 through July 30, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Monday – Slow Flow Yoga with Dannica Marie
    Wednesday – Buti Yoga with Katie Truax
    Friday – Bootcamp with Cayce Collins of Encore Fitness

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

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    The Market Shops Presents Free Winter Concert Series

    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (December 11, 2017) – The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, presents the Winter Concert Series. Beginning January 6, 2018, every Saturday in January and February will feature a different local or regional artist or band. The Winter Concert Series is free and open to the public. Concerts are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on The Market Shops’ lawn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. The live entertainment acts are as follows:

    January

    January 6 – Boukou Groove
    January 13 – Michael J. Thomas
    January 20 – David Seering
    January 27 – The Graytones

    February

    February 3 – Donnie Sundal
    February 10 – Ron Adams
    February 17 – Chuck Lawson
    February 24 – Chris Alvarado

    Winter Concert Series 2018

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

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    Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits Honored with 2017 Golden Spoon Award

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    MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2017) – Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, located in The Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, was recently recognized as one of Florida’s best places to dine with “Florida Trend’s” Golden Spoon award. The annual winners appear in the 50th Anniversary Golden Spoon special section in the December issue of “Florida Trend” magazine.

    One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.  Open for dinner seven nights a week, Bijoux owners Leslie and Jack McGuckin, feature the freshest Gulf seafood, prime steaks and an extensive, award-winning wine list. The stylish bar and intimate lounge area features a nightly (5-7 p.m.) happy hour menu featuring delectable bites, wine, specialty martinis and craft cocktails. Award-winning Executive Chef/Owner Jack McGuckin and team curate seasonal menus that feature the highest quality ingredients sourced both locally and regionally.

    For the past 50 years, “Florida Trend” has provided readers with a guide to the state’s finest restaurants, celebrating the diversity of dining opportunities from coast to coast. The Golden Spoon awards recognize individual achievement and distinctive contributions to the Florida restaurant scene.   “Dining out is a major activity for Florida citizens and our 110 million annual visitors,” says “Florida Trend” Publisher, Andy Corty. “We are pleased to recognize the leaders.”

    Reservations are suggested by calling 850-622-0760 or online via the Bijoux website www.BijouxDestin.com or through the free OpenTable smartphone app. Bijoux is located in the Market Shops at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, on the south side of U.S. Hwy 98 at 9375 Emerald Coast Parkway W, (US Hwy 98) Ste 22, Miramar Beach, FL 32550.

     About Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits:

    Bijoux is a full service fine dining restaurant located in The Market Shops located at the entrance to Sandestin Gold and Beach Resort. Open for dinner seven nights a week, Award-winning Executive Chef Jack McGuckin and his team curate the freshest Gulf seafood, finest prime steaks, and an extensive, award-winning wine list. The intimate Bijoux lounge features a full bar complete with a large selection of wine, specialty martinis and craft cocktails. One of Destin’s top award-winning restaurants since 2002, Bijoux embodies “coastal cuisine with a New Orleans flair.” The main dining room can accommodate up to 120 guests, accompanied by an outdoor courtyard that comfortably seats 70, as well as multiple options for private dining for your party or event.

    About Florida Trend

    Florida Trend is an award-winning business magazine read by 250,000 senior business executives, civic leaders and government officials each month. Delivered via print, tablet, mobile and e-mail newsletter, Florida Trend covers business news, executives, industry analysis, regional news round-ups and executive lifestyle. Special features focus on travel, restaurants, innovation, research and technology, personal finance, law and small business. FloridaTrend.com attracts 110,000 unique visitors. Daily e-newsletter reaches 47,000 subscribers.  For more information, please visit www.FloridaTrend.com

     

     

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