COVID-19

How to Handle COVID-19 at Home

Most of us will quarantine at home when we're infected. Sarasota Memorial Hospital doctors offer tips for equipment and people to have on hand.

07/28/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Named a 'Best Maternity Hospital'

The list—compiled by Newsweek in partnership with Leapfrog—includes 231 hospitals across 36 states.

07/27/2020 By Staff

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Radiation Oncology Center Opens Aug. 3

The opening of the $27 million center also marks the completion of the first phase of SMH's Cancer Institute.

07/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Local Research Institute Hires New Sub-Investigator

Delani Lima performs clinical evaluations, reviews test results and counsels lifestyle modifications for study subjects.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Grants

Tidewell Receives Nearly $38,000 in Grants for Family Grief and Bereavement Program

The funds support Tidewell's Blue Butterfly Family Grief Center, an evidence-based program that helps grieving children, teens and caregivers.

07/02/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Reports All-Time High in COVID-19-Positive Patients

Hospital leadership adds that there has been a noticeable increase in younger people getting the virus from community spread.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial, Doctors Hospitals Named to '100 Top Hospitals' List

Both healthcare systems were chosen from 3,134 hospitals across the country.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Fitness

Row House, a Boutique Rowing Studio, Opens in Sarasota

The new studio offers low-impact, high-energy workouts centered on the rowing machine, or ergometer.

06/18/2020 By Staff

Awards

Lakewood Ranch Wound Center Recognized with National Award

The Center of Distinction award recognizes medical centers that achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Development

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to Renovate Women’s Center

The center is expected to be completed in early 2021.

06/10/2020 By Staff

Inhale, Exhale

Local Doctors Share Top Tips for De-Stressing

Feeling stressed? Take a deep breath and try one of these go-to solutions from local health care providers.

06/09/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Relaxes Some Visitor Restrictions

However, visiting guidelines are still in place.

06/08/2020 By Staff

Health scare

Fundraising Dinners Will Help Local Chef With Lung and Brain Cancer

To help Lila's Arthur Lopes recover, friends have organized a GoFundMe campaign and the restaurant is planning two special meals to raise money.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grants

Centerstone Receives $4 Million Grant to Improve Community Health Care

The grant will enable Centerstone’s outpatient facility on Sixth Avenue West in Bradenton to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic.

06/02/2020 By Staff

First Person

'They Almost Lost Me Three Times': A COVID-19 Patient Shares His Story

Steve Hefler was hospitalized for 49 days after contracting the coronavirus.

05/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Fantastic Voyage

Drive-By Graduation Celebration Will Honor Teen Health Educators

The Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County is celebrating student volunteers next week.

05/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Readers’ Choice: Best Home Health Care

Trust these reader-approved services to keep your loved ones safe and healthy.

05/20/2020

Fast Track

Sarasota Practice Hires Bilingual Gastroenterologist

Dr. Jaime Baquero is a board-certified gastroenterologist with more than 18 years of experience treating digestive health disorders.

05/15/2020 By Staff

Corona Q & A

Ask the Expert: An Infectious Disease Doctor Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

SMH’s infectious disease expert on the “second wave,” wearing a mask and grandparenting.

05/14/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

USF Epidemiologist Provides Sweeping COVID-19 Updates

When asked about a return to “normal time,” Dr. John Sinnott compared the COVID-19 crisis to 9/11: “We will never return to normal after this."

05/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace