Ascension Sacred Heart Expands Women’s Health Services with Addition of Breast Oncology Surgeon

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Breast oncology surgeon Dr. Jonathan K. Smith has joined Ascension Medical Group Sacred Heart. His office will be located at the medical office building at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast, 7720 US Hwy 98, Suite 210 in Miramar Beach. He will perform surgery at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast. To schedule an appointment call 850-608-6490.

“We are excited to have a fellowship trained breast oncology surgeon on our team”, said Henry Stovall, regional president of Ascension Sacred Heart. “This addition expands access to compassionate cancer care for women in the region.”

Dr. Smith is a board-certified general surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He completed residency training in general surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas. Dr. Smith completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Dr. Smith comes to Ascension Medical Group from practicing breast surgical oncology at OSF HealthCare in Peoria, Ill. He spent 14 years serving in the United States Army with his final assignment as the Chief of General Surgery at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky. He deployed twice as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was part of the Forward Surgical Team assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and the 772nd Forward Surgical team. He is a recipient of numerous awards including a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medical, and the Combat Medical Badge.

Dr. Smith will be connected to Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast Women’s Diagnostic Centers and Ascension Sacred Heart Bay Women’s Diagnostic Center. He will also work closely with Ascension Sacred Heart Cancer Care at Santa Rosa Beach and Ascension Sacred Heart Cancer Center at Lynn Haven.

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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. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 142 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization. Visit