Health care

Number of Floridians Without Health Insurance Rises

The portion of Floridians without health insurance rose by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2017.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Data

Florida's Health Care System Ranked No. 48 in the Country

Florida has the fourth-worst health care system in the country, according to a new ranking published by The Commonwealth Fund.

05/07/2018 By Staff

Deals

Mental Health Provider Acquired By Jacksonville Beach Company

Sarasota's Comprehensive MedPsych Systems was recently purchased by Refresh Mental Health.

05/04/2018 By Staff

Health care

Surgeon Picked to Lead Medical Society

Deepak Nair, M.D., was recently elected president of the Sarasota County Medical Society.

05/03/2018 By Staff

Health care

Ophthalmologist Named Nonprofit's Associate Medical Director

William Lahners, M.D., of Center for Sight was recently named the associate medical director for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research.

05/01/2018 By Staff

Health care

University of South Florida to Launch New Nursing Program in Sarasota

The University of South Florida will offer a new nursing program at the college's Sarasota-Manatee campus starting this fall.

04/27/2018 By Staff

Health care

New Leader in Behavioral Health Appointed

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently named Terry Cassidy executive director of the Bayside Center for Behavioral Health.

04/27/2018 By Staff

Health care

Nonprofit Grades Hospitals on Patient Safety

Three local hospitals received "A" grades, two received "C" grades and one received a "B."

04/26/2018 By Staff

Data

Hospital Named One of the World's Top Workplaces

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently became one of just 39 organizations to win Gallup’s global Great Workplace Award.

04/24/2018 By Staff

Health care

New Partnership Aims to Improve Prenatal Care, Early Childhood Services

Thirty-two nonprofits, foundations and health care agencies recently launched a new initiative, First 1,000 Days Sarasota County.

04/23/2018 By Staff

"I'm Ready"

Sarasota Memorial's Nurse Residency Program Aims to Halt a Nursing Crisis

Florida may face an overall shortage of R.N.s as soon as 2025.

04/17/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Deals

Pain Management Practice Buys Venice Medical Office

Port Charlotte's Southwest Florida Pain Center recently purchased a 4,994-square-foot medical office condo.

04/10/2018 By Staff

Health care

New Emergency Medicine Residency Program Approved

The program is intended to draw recently graduated medical students to complete their specialty emergency training in Sarasota.

04/09/2018 By Staff

Travel

Airport Adds Lactation Privacy Suites

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport recently installed two lactation suites created by the Vermont company Mamava.

03/16/2018 By Staff

Data

Ranking Puts Sarasota County Among the Healthiest in Florida

Sarasota County ranks as Florida's sixth healthiest county and Manatee County ranks as the state's 17th healthiest county, according to new research.

03/15/2018 By Staff

New hires

Dental Company Names New Chief Revenue Officer

Sarasota's Dental Care Alliance recently hired James Nick.

03/13/2018 By Staff

Deals

Mental Health Services Company Acquires Psychiatric Practice

Sarasota's Comprehensive MedPsych Systems recently acquired Dr. Vladimir Einisman’s psychiatric practice.

03/12/2018 By Staff

New hires

Hospital Names New Rehab Medical Director

The Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently hired Aurora Wong, M.D.

03/05/2018 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Board Adds Three New Members

Mireya Eavey, Dr. Michael Jaquith and Alexandra Johnston recently joined the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota Board of Trustees.

03/02/2018 By Staff

Caffeine Dreams

Who Knew? Coffee’s Good for You!

Yep, there are some health benefits.

02/28/2018 Photography by Megan McDonald