First Person

'They Almost Lost Me Three Times': A COVID-19 Patient Shares His Story

Steve Hefler was hospitalized for 49 days after contracting the coronavirus.

05/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fantastic Voyage

Drive-By Graduation Celebration Will Honor Teen Health Educators

The Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County is celebrating student volunteers next week.

05/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Readers’ Choice: Best Home Health Care

Trust these reader-approved services to keep your loved ones safe and healthy.

05/20/2020

Fast Track

Sarasota Practice Hires Bilingual Gastroenterologist

Dr. Jaime Baquero is a board-certified gastroenterologist with more than 18 years of experience treating digestive health disorders.

05/15/2020 By Staff

Corona Q & A

Ask the Expert: An Infectious Disease Doctor Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

SMH’s infectious disease expert on the “second wave,” wearing a mask and grandparenting.

05/14/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

USF Epidemiologist Provides Sweeping COVID-19 Updates

When asked about a return to “normal time,” Dr. John Sinnott compared the COVID-19 crisis to 9/11: “We will never return to normal after this."

05/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Red Tide

Roskamp Institute Receives National Grant for Florida Red Tide Study

The new funding will allow the Florida red tide team at the institute to continue to examine the neurological effects of Florida red tide.

05/06/2020 By Staff

Celebrating Nurses

What It's Like Being a Nurse During COVID-19

Behind the scenes with a Sarasota Memorial Hospital nurse.

05/06/2020 With Hannah Wallace

Health

Sarasota Medical Company Launches New Remote Monitoring Service

MiHealth Monitoring is designed to help medical professionals keep an eye on patients with chronic health problems—while also keeping vulnerable patients out of waiting rooms.

04/28/2020 By Staff

Awards

Venice Regional Earns National Award for Excellence in Wound Healing

Venice Regional Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine provides specialized wound treatments.

04/14/2020 By Staff

Health News

UPDATE: What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Sarasota-Manatee

Between this week and last, Florida added 5,465 new COVID-19 cases and fired its top data scientist tracking pandemic numbers.

03/24/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

DeSantis Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Elective Medical Procedures

These procedures are defined as "medically unnecessary, non-urgent or non-emergency procedures or surgery which, if delayed, does not place a patient's immediate health, safety or wellbeing at risk."

03/20/2020 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

Healthcare Foundation Approves More Than $1 Million in Grants to Help Fight COVID-19

Funds will be directed toward the purchase of ventilators, infectious disease testing equipment, cleaning robots and more.

03/20/2020 By Megan McDonald

Hand Up

Local Distilleries Produce Hand Sanitizer in Response to Shortage

Loaded Cannon and Drum Circle Distilling are producing and distributing free hand sanitizer to hospitals, nursing homes and first responders.

03/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Travel Safety

Here's What's Happening at SRQ Airport in the Face of COVID-19

SRQ International CEO Rick Piccolo says the airport has experienced slight decline in passenger count over the last two weeks.

03/18/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Public Health

Sarasota Simulators Used for COVID-19 Training

CAE Healthcare has created a downloadable “Simulated Clinical Experience” (SCE) that can be used to recreate the symptoms and behaviors of a sick patient.

03/15/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Public Health

Hospice, Retirement Communities Implement Coronavirus Precautions

Measures include canceling meetings and activities, limiting visitors, and even screening people as they enter campuses and facilities.

03/15/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Public Health

Sarasota Department of Health Sets Up COVID-19 Call Center

County residents who believe they may have COVID-19 are asked to call the Sarasota call center *before* visiting health care providers.

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

Two Sarasota County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

It's unclear as to whether the cases are travel-related.

03/13/2020 By Megan McDonald

Public Health

DeSantis Urges Organizations to Postpone Large Gatherings to Prevent Coronavirus

The remainder of the Florida spring training season is expected to be cancelled, and colleges and universities are extending spring break and instituting remote learning procedures.

03/12/2020 By Megan McDonald