Philanthropy

Tami Erickson to Chair Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Sarasota, Manatee Counties

The Sarasota and Manatee walk will be held Nov. 16 at Nathan Benderson Park.

08/13/2019 By Staff

Life saver

New Workshops Designed to Help Teens and Adults Prevent Suicide

"What are three hours when it comes to saving a life?"

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Have a Heart

Should You Get a Coronary Calcium Scan?

Coronary calcium scans have gained popularity as a way of detecting calcium buildup in the blood vessels of the heart—an early indicator of potential heart disease.

08/08/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Nursing

Local Scholarships Awarded to Help Strengthen Nursing Workforce

Fourteen scholarships were awarded, totaling $50,000.

08/08/2019 By Staff

New Hires

SKY Family YMCA Names New Chief Executive Officer

Gene Jones has more than 29 years of history with the YMCA.

08/05/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial Offers Back-to-School Physicals

Students starting at area public schools for the first time are required to have a school-entry physical.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Receives Mission: Lifeline Gold Achievement Award

LWRMC earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for quick and appropriate treatment of heart attack patients.

07/31/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial Makes List of 57 'Standout' Hospitals

The results earned SMH the No. 1 “Best Regional Hospital” ranking in the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port metropolitan area.

07/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Manatee Neurologist to Speak on Parkinson's and Sleep Issues

Dr. Sanjay Yathiraj's talk is part of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's Distinguished Speaker Series.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Health

Intercoastal Medical Group Introduces New Hematology and Oncology Specialty

Fellowship-trained, board-certified medical oncologist Penny Heinrich, M.D., will be joining Intercoastal to create the new specialty.

07/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Stock Development Pledges $75,000 to Support Brain Health Initiative

The initiative's 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.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Blake Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Kimberly Hatchel will be responsible for the overall direction of nursing services, provision of clinical care and program direction for the department of nursing.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Fantasy Fitness

We Tried It: Running With Zombies

"Zombies, Run!" presents an unusual and engaging storytelling approach to a fitness app.

07/16/2019 By Hannah Wallace

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New Documentary Will Cover How Sarasota Influenced the Future of Trauma Therapy

The career of aspiring psychotherapist and New College graduate Rick Doblin is being chronicled by documentary filmmaker Nirvan Mullick.

07/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Health

Sarasota Recognized as Health Department of the Year by The National Association of County and City Health Officials

Sarasota County Health and Human Services is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota and Sarasota County Government.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Health

First Physicians Group Announces New Lakewood Ranch Facility

A grand opening event and ribbon cutting is slated for Friday, July 12.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

First Step of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare Announce Merger

A new combined organization will offer a regional and collaborative approach.

07/09/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Chooses Program Director

In her new role, Kristen Lessig Schenerlein will execute and oversee all programming content, including all monthly programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Marion and Sebring Counties.

07/02/2019 By Staff

Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay Club to Discuss Vaccinations at July 11 Luncheon

The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Michael's On East.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota Doctor Among First to Earn ‘Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Expert’ Designation

Skoglund, who has been employed at the Florida Center for more than 20 years, was one of eight experts across the state invited to apply for the endorsement.

06/30/2019 Photography by Staff