New Hires

Blake Medical Center Names Lisa Nummi Chief Operating Officer

In her role, she will be responsible for the day to day operation of the hospital.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Brain Health

Brain Health Initiative Secures $1.4 Million in Funding to Advance in Lakewood Ranch

Phase 2 includes developing a brain health community impact model, planning for a longitudinal brain health pilot study and developing infrastructure for a Brain Health Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch.

06/28/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

Sarasota’s Hep A Outbreak: What You Need to Know

In any given year, Sarasota County has between three and five cases of hepatitis A. So far in 2019, there have been 17.

06/28/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Grants

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $650,000 in Grants

Funds will benefit residency and palliative care programs.

06/26/2019 By Staff

Health

'Get Well With Medical Cannabis Forum' Will Take Place June 27

The day-long event will include presentations from a variety of speakers, including Holly Bell, State of Florida Director of Cannabis.

06/24/2019 By Staff

Grand Opening

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Will Host Grand Opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

The event celebrates the completion of LWRMC's $28.5 million expansion project.

06/18/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Blake Medical Center Partner on Nursing Program

Ten high school students enjoyed three days of guest speakers, hands-on activities, hospital tours and more.

06/14/2019 By Staff

Infectious Diseases

Sarasota County Residents and Visitors Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Although measles was thought to be eradicated in the United States in 2000, the disease has reappeared.

06/03/2019 Photography by Staff

Awards

Local Surgeon Receives State Society 'Excellence in Teaching' Award

Russell H. Samson is a clinical professor of surgery at Florida State University Medical School and a senior surgeon at Sarasota Vascular Specialties.

06/03/2019 By Staff

Health

Top Doctors 2019

Here's our annual list of Castle-Connolly's Top Doctors—and some answers to your most pressing health questions from the physicians on the list.

06/01/2019 By Staff

Health

Dr. Moya L. Alfonso Named New Executive Director of We Care Manatee, Inc.

Alfonso will lead the organization in its efforts to facilitate free medical care and specialty referral services for low-income, uninsured adult residents of Manatee County.

05/31/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota's RPS Diagnostics Merges With California Company

The initial focus is on the international launch of the FebriDx test.

05/29/2019 By Staff

Bionic Sight

A Local Ophthalmologist Uses New Technology to Restore Vision in Patients With Dry Macular Degeneration

Some Southwest Florida senior citizens now see through a tiny telescope implanted into one of their eyes.

05/29/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Just Move

A New Book Highlights the Benefits of Fitness After 50

Fitness advocate and author Jim Owen is in Sarasota this month for a private speaking engagement. On June 5, he’ll be interviewed on Suncoast View.

05/24/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Safety First

Sarasota County Encourages Water Safety for Children and Families

According to SAFE Kids Worldwide, two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August.

05/24/2019 By Staff

Om

The Westin Sarasota Celebrates Global Wellness Day June 8

A free day of events includes yoga, cycling, a vendor village, speakers and more.

05/23/2019 By Staff

Health

Florida Department of Health Reports Surge in Hepatitis A Cases

More than 1,200 cases have been reported statewide.

05/22/2019 Photography by Staff

Health

First Watch Recognized as a 'Food Allergy Champion'

The restaurant has undergone extensive training initiatives.

05/20/2019 By Staff

Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Healthcare

Local Hospitals Receive 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades

Englewood Community Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital all received 'A' grades.

05/15/2019 By Staff