Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Hiring Nurses for New Fruitville Road Emergency Department

The freestanding emergency department will open on Dec. 1, 2020.

10/19/2020 By Staff

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

New Data Shows Progress in the Effort to Help Babies Born Addicted to Opiates

Sarasota Memorial Hospital has changed how it treats babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome, and the results so far look promising.

10/19/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

SMH Celebrates Oncology Tower Construction Milestone

Slated to open in the fall of 2021, the tower is the cornerstone of Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH Opens New Digestive Health Center, Expands Gastroenterology Practice

The new outpatient facility offers early detection and specialized treatments for digestive disorders and gastrointestinal cancers.

10/14/2020 By Staff

Health News

Tidewell Care Center Set To Open at Village on the Isle in Venice

The Tidewell Care Center at Village on the Isle will occupy eight of the continuing-care retirement community's 64 private suites.

10/12/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Memorial Named One of World’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals

SMH is one of only five hospitals in the Tampa Bay area to make the “most wired” list for 2020.

10/09/2020 By Staff

Health News

Dermatology Practice Expands to Sarasota

This location is the 20th for Academic Alliance in Dermatology, which also has offices in Tampa Bay and Orlando.

10/08/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute Receives $25 Million Gift

The gift, from the Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, is the largest in Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s history.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sports Medicine Doctor Joins Gulf Coast Medical Group

Dr. Tracy Ng is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy/minimally invasive surgery.

09/28/2020 By Staff

Health News

Tidewell Foundation Opens Full-Service Medical, Social, Recreation Center on Longboat Key

The center and its group of tenants aim to serve the Longboat Key community’s health care needs.

09/23/2020 By Staff


America’s Former Surgeon General Discusses Loneliness, Isolation and Covid-19

Dr. Vivek Murthy is the author of a timely new book titled "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World."

09/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mental Health

Local Experts to Participate in Mental Health Roundtable

The LWN Live With Nature Foundation's streaming event will focus on mental health and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Plastic Surgeon Joins Burn, Plastic Surgery Team in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch

James Kotick concentrates on procedures such as body contouring, breast augmentation, reconstruction and reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, gender confirmation and facial aesthetics.

08/28/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cardiac Unit Earns National Award for Excellence

The honor singles out units that successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with healthy work environment standards.

08/27/2020 By Staff


Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Stroke Care

The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment.

08/26/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

SMH Nurse Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Jean Lucas is the chief nursing officer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Venice hospital, scheduled to open in fall 2021.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

SMH Hospital Board Approves Funding for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The $65 million pavilion is scheduled to be completed in October 2023.

08/18/2020 By Staff


Healthy Start Coalition Obtains Funding to Support Healthier Pregnancies in Newtown

Healthy Start's "Save My Life" program was created in 2006 in response to alarming racial disparities in maternal and infant health.

08/17/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Family Medicine Doctor Joins Gulf Coast Medical Group

Dr. David Taing is board-certified in family medicine and fellowship-trained in sports medicine.

08/06/2020 By Staff