Health care

Dermatology Practice Hires New Physician Assistant

SkinSmart Dermatology recently hired Brittany Eberly.

09/18/2018 By Staff

Manufacturing

'Baby Box' Maker Wins National Small Business Award

Pip & Grow makes cardboard boxes that provide a safe place for newborns to sleep until they are 6 months old.

09/04/2018 By Staff

Health care

Eye Care Practice Hires Hearing Aid Specialist

The Eye Associates, which has offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Ellenton, Venice and Sun City Center, recently hired Shawn Anderson.

09/04/2018 By Staff

Seafood Safety

Is Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

Which Gulf seafood is safe to eat—and which Gulf seafood you should avoid—during red tide.

08/21/2018 By Audrey Warne

Health care

Scholarships Awarded to Strengthen Nursing Workforce

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition estimates that our region will face a shortage of nurses as soon as 2025.

08/21/2018 By Staff

Health care

Orthopedic Practice Names New Revenue Cycle Director, Surgery Center Director

Bradenton's Coastal Orthopedics recently hired Iris Bernier and promoted Jo-Ellen Converse.

08/17/2018 By Staff

Local Hero

New Portrait Honors Groundbreaking African-American Physician

Guests gathered at Sarasota Memorial’s Internal Medicine Practice in Newtown on Wednesday to pay tribute to the late John Chenault, M.D.

08/16/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Data

Drug Overdose Deaths Up

The number of reported drug overdose deaths in America topped 70,400 in 2017, a 10.2 percent increase over 2016.

08/15/2018 By Staff

Marijuana

Medical Cannabis Shop Opens Next Week

Sarasota's AltMed Enterprises plans to open its new Müv Medical Cannabis Dispensary at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Health care

Cancer Treatment Practice Breaks Ground on New $16 Million Facility

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for its new Lakewood Ranch center.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

Cancer Treatment Practices Hires New Oncologist

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute recently hired Elizabeth Guancial, M.D., who will practice in the organization's downtown Sarasota office.

08/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

New Podcast Offers Tips for Dementia Caregivers

The Pines of Sarasota Education & Training Institute recently launched a new podcast featuring dementia care trainer JoAnn Westbrook.

07/25/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Emergency Department Recognized By Nurses Association

Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Emergency Care Center recently won a Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association.

07/18/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Goodwill Offers 'Mental Health First Aid' Training

The program was created to give employees skills to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

07/17/2018 By Staff

Drugs

Agencies Hosting Summit on Opioids and Pregnancy Sept. 13 and 14

The summit is focused on the topic of pregnant women addicted to opioids and newborns born with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

07/11/2018 By Staff

Health care

Two New Venice Hospitals Win State Approval

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration this week approved plans for two new hospitals to be built in Venice.

07/11/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospice Nonprofit Names New CEO

Stratum Health System and Tidewell Hospice recently hired Jonathan Fleece.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Female Factor

Kelly Romanoff Wants to Help Babies Thrive During Their First 1,000 Days

A child's first two years are crucial to his or her development. First 1000 Days Sarasota County wants to help make them the healthiest they can be.

06/27/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Buzz Kill

Medical Marijuana Usage is Soaring, But Arrests for Recreational Pot Are, Too

Arrests for recreational usage (under 20 grams) have soared in Sarasota County, up nearly 35 percent last year compared to 2010. And so far this year, arrest rates are still rising. What gives?

06/27/2018 By David Hackett

Philanthropy

Foundation Approves More than $3.3 Million in Health Care Grants

Nine of the grants were awarded to Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and one was made to Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services.

06/22/2018 By Staff