Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently awarded four grants totaling $1,098,354 to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. These grants will help SMH purchase new orthopedic surgical tools and endoscopic high-definition camera systems, a high-volume laboratory testing system and a urological laser.

A grant of $486,249 was given to help purchase the Stryker System 8 orthopedic surgical set, which offers new tools orthopedic surgeons will use in total joint cases.

A grant of $301,118 was given to help purchase three Stryker surgical endoscopic camera systems and towers. The high-definition camera systems include HD monitors, cameras, scopes, light source and image capture device.

A grant of $182,875 was given to help purchase a Hologic Panther Plus instrument system for the SMH Venice laboratory. SMH laboratories are currently completing more than 10,000 tests per month.  The new system will assure high-volume testing capabilities are available at the newly opened hospital.

Finally, a grant of $128,112 was provided to help purchase an Olympus Thilium Urology Laser. The new laser will enhance patient care by providing a quicker and safer tool to remove bladder and kidney stones.

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