Health care

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Picks Chief of Surgery

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates spine surgeon Andrew Moulton, M.D., was recently named chief of surgery at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

01/06/2017 By staff

Pot Pioneer

Alice O'Leary-Randall Crusades for Medical Marijuana

O'Leary-Randall has become known as the First Lady of the medical marijuana movement.

12/29/2016 By Robert Bowden


This Week's Good Deeds

Huge fundraisers, generous grants and plenty of holiday cheer in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

12/29/2016 By staff

Health care

Florida Uninsured Rate Down 8 Percentage Points Since 2010

Between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of Floridians lacking health insurance declined from 21.3 percent to 13.3 percent and almost 1.6 million Floridians gained health care coverage.

12/27/2016 By staff

Health Care

Sarasota Ketamine Center Opens

The Gulf Coast Ketamine Center recently opened a ketamine infusion therapy center in Sarasota.

12/20/2016 By staff


This Week's Good Deeds

Support for child and family therapy, rap and art for a cause and more in this week's roundup of locals giving back.

12/15/2016 By staff

Health care

American Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Life expectancy for Americans dropped from 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015, according to new numbers released by the National Center for Health Statistics.

12/09/2016 By staff


Federal Agency Bans Smoking in Public Housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Wednesday that public housing developments in the U.S. will now be required to provide a smoke-free environment for residents.

12/02/2016 By staff


Liquid Cannabis Company Explores Sarasota Opening

Le Herbe, a cannabis beverage company, is currently exploring the possibility of opening a permanent office in Sarasota.

11/22/2016 By staff

New hires

Venice Nonprofit Picks New Chief Development Officer

The Loveland Center, a nonprofit that helps adults with developmental disabilities, recently hired Rafael Robles as its chief development officer.

11/15/2016 By staff

New hires

Bilingual Psychiatrist Joins Behavioral Health Care Group

Comprehensive MedPsych Systems, a multi-disciplinary private behavioral health care group, recently added board-certified psychiatrist Gabriel Lugo, M.D.

11/14/2016 By staff

Health care

Hospital Breaks Ground on New Newtown Facility

Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Willis Smith Construction on Wednesday broke ground on the hospital's new Newtown Internal Medical Practice.

11/10/2016 Research by staff

New hires

Sarasota Memorial Foundation Picks New President

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently selected Mason Ayres as president of the organization.

11/08/2016 By staff

New hires

Optical Company Hires, Promotes

Sarasota's Ioptics Eyewear recently hired Corey Learn as a licensed optician and promoted Holley Hassler to general manager.

11/04/2016 By staff


Health Center Wins Gold Seal Award

Sarasota's Sunnyside Health and Rehabilitation Center was recently award a Governor’s Gold Seal Award, given in recognition of continued excellence in long-term health care

10/31/2016 Research by staff

Health care

Senior Living Facility Announces New Name

The senior living community Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson this week unveiled its new name, Aviva: A Campus for Senior Life.

10/28/2016 Research by staff

Health care

Cancer Pain Physician Joins Local Practice

Dr. Jose Sarria, a board-certified pain medicine and palliative care physician and a specialist in cancer pain, recently joined Ramos Center for Interventional & Functional Pain Medicine.

10/27/2016 Research by staff


Nonprofit Unveils New Therapy, Preschool Space

Forty Carrots Family Center's "Home for Growth" campaign raised $600,000 from 30 donors.

10/26/2016 Research by staff

My World

Community AIDS Network Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

CAN chief advancement officer Scott George on a quarter-century of victories—and losses—against AIDS.

10/26/2016 With Scott George

Health care

Second Health Innovation Week Coming Soon

The second annual Health Innovation Week, organized by the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation, is set for Nov. 7-11.

10/25/2016 Research by staff