Sacred Heart expands to Market Shops in Miramar Beach

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast and Sacred Heart Medical Group have announced a new clinic will open later this year at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach. Primary care physicians for adult and pediatric patients will be available, including regularly scheduled appointments, walk-in services and pediatric after-hours care. Walk-in services will be complemented by onsite lab and x-ray services. The new center will also feature Sacred Heart Rehabilitation’s physical and occupational therapy services.

Renovations of the building are currently underway with a projected opening by the end of 2015. More information regarding providers and hours of operations will be released later this year. For more information about Sacred Heart on the Emerald Coast, please visit

Honor a hero and help Florida veterans

The Florida Veterans Walk of Honor, a project sponsored by the Florida Veterans Foundation, offers everyone an opportunity to pay tribute to a veteran or service member and to help Florida veterans in need. Your purchase of an honor brick engraved with information about the individual's service to our country provides lasting recognition of your loved one and the brick becomes a permanent part of the Florida Capitol grounds as part of the Walk of Honor.

There are three options available — The Center Node, The Walk of Honor, and The Court of Honor. Prices range for $125-$200.

For more information about the Florida Veterans Foundation and the Florida Veterans Walk of Honor visit or contact Richard Ridley at

First Florida Bank names O’Neal to head First Florida Wealth Group

First Florida Bank is pleased to announce that Jared O’Neal has joined the Bank as the Senior Vice President of First Florida Wealth Group.

As a financial advisor, O’Neal brings to the division years of experience and has held various roles with Raymond James in St. Petersburg since 2006, including wealth management services, recruitment of new advisors to Raymond James, and director of the company’s cash management division.

“With First Florida now affiliated with well recognized Raymond James, it’s important to us to have the division directed by an experienced professional," said First Florida Bank Chairman/CEO Frank Burge. "Jared is a natural fit for our customers at First Florida and the panhandle region.”

Originally from Gautier, Miss., O’Neal received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his certificate in Financial Planning from Boston University. He also has the following licenses: Series 7, 24, 63, and 66.

O’Neal is involved in the Catholic Church, and has served as a vice president for the board of St. Lawrence Catholic Church’s Youth Athletic Program. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Keli, and his two daughters, Stella and Sophia.