Health News

Florida Cancer Specialists Opens New $16 Million Lakewood Ranch Location

The new cancer center features nearly 40 chemotherapy chairs, access to clinical trials and 10 examination rooms.

4:17pm By Staff

Müv-ing Up

A Retired Lakewood Ranch Executive Is a Major Player in the Smoking-Hot Cannabis Industry

“We’re real pioneers,” Michael Smullen says, “but we’re just scratching the surface of what this could really look like.”

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to Host Health and Wellness Expo

The "New Year, New You"-themed event will be held on Jan. 4, 2020, at The Mall at University Town Center.

12/02/2019 By Staff

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Introduces da Vinci Xi Surgical System

The system was designed with the goal of further advancing the technology used in minimally invasive surgery.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health News

FSU, SMH Launch New Hospice, Palliative Care Fellowship

It is one of only 13 approved sites in Florida.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health News

'Free Dentistry Day' to Take Place Nov. 23

"Free Dentistry Day" is a day dedicated to providing free dental care to the approximately 108 million Americans without dental insurance.

11/18/2019 By Staff

Brain Health

Lakewood Ranch Brain Health Initiative Exceeds $1.6 Million in Funding

Planning for Phase 2 of the project begins this month.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Health News

Hospitals Receive Fall 2019 Leapfrog Safety Grades

Three local hospitals received an 'A' grade.

11/07/2019 By Staff

Health Report

Groundbreaking Prostate Cancer Trial Taking Place in Sarasota

The treatment, called immunotherapy modulation, involves the injection of a modified cold virus—containing a single gene from the herpes virus—directly into the prostate.

11/07/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Fast Track

Coastal Orthopedics Adds Two New Physicians

Dr. Patrick Denmarkarian is an orthopedic spine surgeon and Dr. R. Stephen Otte is a shoulder, elbow and sports medicine specialist.

11/06/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

New Medicare Nursing Home Ratings Released

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its latest rankings.

10/29/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Honors Physicians, Installs New Staff Leaders

Ronald White, M.D., was awarded the health system’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chippy Nalluri, M.D., was named 2019 Physician of the Year.

10/28/2019 By Staff

Health Report

New Robot Aids in Knee Replacements

Using 3D imaging and real-time intraoperative data, ROSA allows for improved accuracy and alignment, reducing the number of failed knee replacements.

10/25/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Sarasota Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The public can bring pills for disposal to the lobby of the Sarasota Police Department or Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Dermatologist Named 2019 Surgeon of the Year

Dr. J Morgan O'Donoghue was honored by the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Commits $316,000 to Brain Health Initiative

Together with Lakewood Ranch, the goal is to create a multi-disciplinary community of scientists and clinicians who will work with residents of the Lakewood Ranch community to uncover the factors that affect brain health and performance.

10/08/2019 By Staff

Treating the Uninsured

Manatee County's Remote Area Medical Clinic Treats Patients Facing Health Disasters

Longtime Bradenton physician Dr. Richard Conard brought RAM to Manatee County in 2015.

10/07/2019 By Ilene Denton

Fast Track

Gastroenterologist Joins Lakewood Ranch Practice

Dr. Avantika Mishra graduated from Johns Hopkins University and completed her medical degree at Rutgers Medical School.

10/04/2019 By Staff

Health

Melissa Gilbert to Headline Tidewell Hospice Luncheon

Gilbert is a longtime children's hospice advocate.

10/03/2019 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Introduces New Podcast

Episodes will be released twice a month and feature interviews with SMH experts covering a wide range of topics.

09/30/2019 By Staff