Sacred Heart Health System Inc.

01/24/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2018 11:02

Pediatric hematologist/oncologist expands to Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola

Posted: 1/24/2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pediatric hematologist/oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz has expanded his practice and will see patients on Sacred Heart Hospital's Pensacola campus. He will join the office of pediatric hematologists/oncologists Dr. Debra Cohen and Dr. Amanda Strobel in Sacred Heart's Medical Office Building, Suite 403.

Dr. Schwartz will continue seeing patients from his office with Sacred Heart Medical Group at Crestview, located at 550 Redstone Avenue West, Suite 320.

Dr. Schwartz serves on the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz or other UF Health Pediatric Specialists at Sacred Heart, call 850-416-1575 or visit his web profile.

Schwartz is fellowship-trained and board-certified in pediatric hematology/oncology. He graduated with high honors from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and he received his medical degree with high distinction from the University of Kentucky. Schwartz completed his residency training in pediatrics at Wake Forest University and his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before joining UF Health, Schwartz served as division chief of pediatric hematology/oncology for Nemours Children's Specialty Care Pensacola, where he was named Physician of the Year in 2014 and received the Physician Excellence Award for Community Service in 2015.

Schwartz is on the advisory council for Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola and the board of governors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida. He recently served as chair of the department of pediatrics for Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola and on the Children's Clinical Advisory Council for The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart. While at Nemours Children's Specialty Care Pensacola, he was principal investigator for Children's Oncology Group clinical trials, center director for the Florida Association of Pediatric Tumor Programs and medical director of Children's Medical Services regional hematology/oncology program.

In 2017, Sacred Heart formed an affiliation with UF Health to provide an expanded range of specialized pediatric care. In the past year, 20 physician specialists have been hired (15 by the University of Florida College of Medicine and five by Sacred Heart Medical Group) providing care in pediatric cardiology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric surgery and pediatric urology.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital is recognized among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in six pediatric medical specialties. In addition to pediatric specialty care, Sacred Heart and UF Health have collaborated to launch a new kidney transplant program to benefit the thousands of individuals across the Southeast awaiting a lifesaving transplant. Sacred Heart's pediatric and OB/GYN physician residency programs are also affiliated with the UF College of Medicine.

The expansion of pediatric specialty services coincides with the start of construction at Sacred Heart of a new four-story children's hospital. The hospital will be connected to the front of the existing children's hospital and will include a pediatric emergency room and trauma center, new procedure rooms dedicated to pediatric surgery, an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric oncology unit, a medical/surgical unit, observation beds and a pediatric rehabilitation gym.

The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart is a 117-bed facility that serves as the only children's hospital in Northwest Florida. The Children's Hospital offers a wide range of services to meet all of a child's medical needs, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified physicians across 30 pediatric specialties. The Children's Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents' ability to pay. Sacred Heart Health System is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system. For more information about the services available at The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, visit