PENSACOLA — Sacred Heart will celebrate the opening of the new Studer Family Children’s Hospital with two events open to the public.
• Community open house: From noon-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, guests are invited to tour the new four-story building. Children will receive free custom-fitted bicycle helmets, and parents can take advantage of free car seat safety checks. Additional activities for kids include a bounce house, games, character greetings, and a visit from Children’s Hospital facility dog Sprout. Guests can also get an inside look at one of the Children’s Hospital’s specially equipped pediatric ambulances. Local food trucks will be available.
•Ribbon cutting and 50th anniversary: At 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, Sacred Heart will commemorate the 50th anniversary since the founding of the Children’s Hospital with a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the new four-story facility. Refreshments and tours will follow.
The new children’s hospital is located at 1 Bubba Watson Drive, part of Sacred Heart’s Ninth Avenue campus. Guests are advised to park in the Ninth Avenue parking garage. For questions, call 850-416-1600.