"To say I did not believe I was having a heart attack one month ago today is an understatement. When I finally realized the reality of the situation, I was running out of time. From the minute I walked in to the Emergency Room I received incredible care. An hour after my arrival I was in recovery with a brand new stent in my heart.
The technical capabilities of Dr. Labroo, the staff in the Emergency Room and the state-of-the-art facility at Sacred Heart saved my life. There will never be words to describe what that means to me, to my wife and to my family. Thank you to all who contributed to the initial construction of Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and especially thank you to Judy and Steve Turner for their generous contributions to the Heart & Vascular Center.
There is one group that deserves special recognition…all of the wonderful staff that I came in contact with in the Intensive Care Unit. Every single employee was caring, kind and so very patient with someone who was very surprised to find himself in their care instead of at work March 13th. As a hospitality professional for many years, I think I can tell the difference between true care and someone who is just doing their job. Every employee represented this hospital to the very highest level.
This community is very fortunate to have such a high quality facility with leaders and staff who provide world class health care to all.”
John Russell, President, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation