Health care

Leader of Mental Health Nonprofit to Retire

John Minge III will retire in January from his position as chief executive officer of Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

12/10/2018 By Staff

Health care

Dentist Opens New Office in Lakewood Ranch

Dr. Allison O'Brien is celebrating the opening of her new dental office with a ribbon cutting next week.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Hemp Health Craze

CBD Is Smoking Hot in Retail—How Do You Tell the Good From the Bad?

The main way to distinguish a legitimate CBD product from an also-ran is transparency.

12/03/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health care

Number of Uninsured Children Rises

The portion of children in Florida who are uninsured rose from 6.6 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent last year.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Again

Life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third straight year, declining from 78.7 in 2016 to 78.6 last year.

11/29/2018 By Staff

Health care

Parkinson’s Nonprofit Leader Named Vice Chair of National Alliance

Robyn Faucy-Washington of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s is slated to become the chair of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations in 2020.

11/28/2018 By Staff

Health care

Mental Health Nonprofit Names New Executive Director, Development Director

Mental Health Community Centers, a nonprofit that operates centers in Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Arcadia, recently hired Arin Norris and Ashley Light.

11/12/2018 By Staff

Health care

Local Hospitals Earn 'A,' 'B' and 'C' Grades for Patient Safety

To award the grades, the nonprofit Leapfrog Group analyzed errors, accidents, injuries and infections at all American hospitals.

11/12/2018 By Staff

Health care

Dental Office Offers Free Care Nov. 17

University Parkway Dental is offering either one free cleaning or an extraction to every patient.

11/07/2018 By Staff

Health care

Speaker Series Features Parkinson's Experts

The Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's is offering free presentations on living with Parkinson's and new research on the disease.

11/02/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Hands Out Lifetime Achievement, Physician of the Year Awards

Sarasota Memorial Hospital recently honored nephrologist Domenick Cover, M.D., and emergency medicine specialist Reuben Holland, M.D.

11/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

Local Nursing Homes Named to Magazine's List of the Nation's Best

Four area nursing homes were recently named to U.S. News & World Report's list of best nursing homes.

10/31/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Looking to Hire as Part of First 1,000 Days Initiative

The First 1,000 Days patient navigator pilot program is intended to help new mothers and families connect with community resources.

10/30/2018 By Staff

Health care

Dermatology Practice Breaks Ground on New Expansion

O’Donoghue Dermatology's office will grow by another 3,000 square feet.

10/26/2018 By Staff

Totally Smitten

Pip and Grow's Cardboard Bassinet Boxes Help Babies Sleep Safely

The company's baby boxes—which are based on a Finnish tradition—just won a National Outstanding Retail Small Business award from SCORE.

10/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

Health care

Ear Research Foundation Hires New Scientist

Dishank Patel will coordinate research on ear diseases, hearing loss, balance disorders and more.

10/24/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Performs Record Number of Heart Surgeries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s heart team performed its 1,000th surgery of the year last month.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Aging

New Assisted Living Community Holds Open House

More than 600 guests attended an open house for Aravilla, a new $25.5 million resort-style assisted living community.

10/11/2018 By Staff

Health care

Coalition Aims to Make Sarasota a 'Dementia Caring' Community

Participating companies will receive a decal recognizing that they are "dementia caring."

10/08/2018 By Staff

Health care

Seminar Covers Medical Cannabis Benefits and Rules

Alderman Oaks Retirement Center is hosting a free seminar from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26.

10/02/2018 By Staff