Sarasota Memorial Begins Demolition for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The new 82-bed, 95,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in 2023.

06/11/2021 By Staff

Eye Health

New Cataract Lens Technology Offered at Sarasota Practice

Center For Sight is one of three vision centers in the nation offering the new TECNIS Syngery lens, providing fuller vision for cataract surgery patients.

06/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

New hires

Parkinson's Nonprofit Names New CEO

Sarasota's Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's recently selected Sara Grivetti as its new chief executive officer.

06/07/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Center For Sight Adds Optometric Physician

Dr. Logan Page previously provided eye care to patients in Northwest Arkansas.

06/02/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Here's What You Need to Know About the Covid-19 Vaccine in Sarasota-Manatee

We're keeping this post updated with new developments as we receive them.

06/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

DeSantis Appoints Parrish Woman to Board of Nursing

Jody Rain is director of the emergency department at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

06/01/2021 By Staff

Two in one

New Lakewood Ranch Yoga Studio Offers 'Barrelates,' a Mix of Barre and Pilates

The Yoga Barre also offers traditional yoga, barre and dance classes.

06/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

13th Annual Pints for Play Blood Drive to Be Held May 27

Participants in Pints for Play will have the opportunity to play any song of their choice or have 30 seconds to “plug” their business on 107.9 WSRZ.

05/25/2021 By Staff

Brain Talk

What's the Difference Between Normal Forgetfulness and Signs of Alzheimer's?

Dr. Lisa Genova shared tips from her new book, "Remember," at a Brain Health Initiative Event last Tuesday.

05/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

SMH Opens Doors to More Visitors

The hospital has resumed normal visiting hours from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

05/21/2021 By Staff

Brady Bunch

'I Tried the Tom Brady Diet...and Lasted Four Hours'

"I chugged enough almond milk to last a month."

05/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Blood Drive

Suncoast Blood Centers Urges Memorial Day Weekend Blood Donations

The blood bank says that blood supply across the country—including Sarasota-Manatee—is critically low.

05/20/2021 By Staff


CDC Says Vaccinated Americans Can Go Unmasked

But there are a still a few exceptions to the rule.

05/14/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament Raises $170,000

The funding will be used for Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Physicians Endowment.

05/13/2021 By Staff

I, Robot

New Technology Allows Hospital-Bound Seniors to Explore The Ringling

The Ohmni telepresence robot is controlled by patients via a tablet and allows them to move independently and interact with others.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Health News

Banyan Pediatric Care Opens in Sarasota

Banyan provides skilled nursing for special needs children ages birth to 21 in a childcare setting.

05/07/2021 By Staff


Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition Awards Scholarships

The 33 scholarships total $125,000.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Health care

'Paint the Town Orange Day' Connects People Living With Parkinson's Disease

The Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s recently held a number of virtual events to bring together people affected by Parkinson's.

05/06/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Why Are Women at a Higher Risk for Eye Problems Than Men?

April was National Women's Eye Health Month. Here are some tips for everyone who is trying to keep their eyes healthy.

05/05/2021 By Allison Forsyth


May Is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here Are Some Local Sources for Help If You Need It

The Sarasota and Manatee Counties chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a variety of webinars, support groups and a community blog.

04/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth