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New President Named at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay

New President Named at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay

Robin Godwin, the vice president of nursing at Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf in Port St. Joe has been named to serve as new president of Ascension Sacred Heart Bay in Panama City.

Godwin has led the nursing and ancillary operations of Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf since December 2018. She has guided the hospital in continuing its outstanding record in achieving top ratings on measures of patient satisfaction. Earlier this year, Professional Research Consultant (PRC) gave its highest patient satisfaction award for inpatient facilities – the Award of Distinction – to Ascension Sacred Heart Gulf for scoring at the highest level on a patient survey question about Overall Hospital Rating.

Before joining Ascension, Robin served for eight years as the director of nursing at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Ga. and three years as director of nursing at Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla, Ga. Prior to that, she served as a clinical coordinator and educator and began her career as an Emergency Department staff nurse and charge nurse.

Robin earned her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in Nursing at Valdosta State University in Georgia.

“We are pleased to have someone with Robin’s experience and proven record of success take the leadership role at our Bay County hospital,” said Henry Stovall, regional president over Ascension’s hospitals in Bay, Gulf and Walton counties. “She is highly respected within our organization and well prepared to lead Ascension Sacred Heart Bay as it continues to grow and meet the healthcare needs of the entire community.”

About Ascension Sacred Heart
Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast includes Ascension Sacred Heart based in Pensacola, Ascension Providence in Mobile, Ala., and Ascension St. Vincent’s based in Jacksonville, Florida. Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast operates nine hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, employing more than 13,000 associates. Across the region, Ascension Providence, Ascension Sacred Heart and Ascension St. Vincent’s have served North Florida and South Alabama communities for more than 165 years. In fiscal year 2020, Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast provided more than $237 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Nationally, Ascension operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 146 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia.