Health care

Thoracic Surgeon Joins Physicians Network

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System recently hired Dr. Paul Chomiak, M.D.

01/23/2018 By Staff

Health care

Medical Company Picks Builder for New Lakewood Ranch Facility

Halfacre Construction Company was recently awarded the contract to construct a new 54,667-square-foot building for Mercedes Medical.

01/18/2018 By staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial to Develop Comprehensive Cancer Treatment Program

Plans include building a new cancer tower on Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s main campus and an outpatient radiation treatment center on its University Parkway campus.

01/17/2018 By staff

Health care

Holistic Health Event Set for February

The A-Ha! Holistic Health Expo will feature doctors, nutritionists, energy experts and other health practitioners.

01/16/2018 By staff

Health care

Expansion and Renovations at Mental Health Nonprofit Completed

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. last month completed a 1,800-square-foot crisis stabilization unit expansion and a 9,500-square-foot renovation of an existing unit for Centerstone.

01/15/2018 By staff

Health care

Planned Parenthood Picks New CEO

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida recently hired Stephanie Kight, who follows outgoing CEO Barbara Zdravecky.

01/09/2018 By staff

Health care

Medical Company Breaking Ground on New Facility

Mercedes Medical's new headquarters will be located in Lakewood Ranch's CORE (“Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Exploration”) project.

01/08/2018 By staff

Tourism

Medical Tourism Conference Scheduled for Feb. 23

The theme is "Bringing Best Practices From Hospitality to Healthcare for Maximizing Quality of the Patient/Guest Experience."

01/05/2018 By staff

Health care

Gynecologic Oncologist Joins Physicians Network

Richard Boothby, M.D., recently joined Sarasota Memorial Health Care System's First Physician Group.

01/04/2018 By staff

Data

Growth in Health Care Spending Slows

The rate of growth in American health care spending dropped from 5.7 percent during the first decade of the new century to 3.6 percent during the period of 2010-2016.

01/03/2018 By staff

Health care

Eye Care Practice Opens New Bradenton Office

The Eye Associates is celebrating the grand opening of its new east Bradenton facility from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

01/03/2018 By staff

Education

Tickets to Ringling College Speaker Series Go on Sale Monday

The Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series begins Monday, Jan. 22, with former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan.

01/02/2018 By staff

Public health

Panel Discussion Covers Opioid Abuse Crisis

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club's Jan. 4 luncheon will include a panel discussion about the region's opioid abuse crisis.

12/28/2017 By staff

Health care

Two Local Hospitals Receive Top Rating From Federal Government

Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota both recently received top five-star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

12/22/2017 By staff

New hires

Law Firm Adds Attorney Specializing in Medical Malpractice Defense

Walters Levine & Lozano recently hired Michael DiRaimo.

12/21/2017 By staff

Data

American Life Expectancy Drops for Second Straight Year

Life expectancy dropped to 78.6 in 2016, down from 78.8 in 2015 and 78.9 in 2014.

12/21/2017 By staff

Nonprofits

Health Care Foundation Hires Two

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently hired a new prospect research analyst, Elizabeth Connolly, and marketing coordinator, Hillary Terhune.

12/11/2017 By staff

New hires

Nonprofit That Helps Pregnant Women and Infants Names New Manager

The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Inc., recently hired Sara Dawson as its contracts, programs and quality assurance manager.

12/11/2017 By staff

Health care

Physicians' Network Adds Two Surgeons

John Nora, M.D., and Russell Novak, M.D., recently joined First Physicians Group.

12/07/2017 By staff

Research

Optometrist Honored for Manuscript on Contact Lenses

Center for Sight's Mary Elizabeth McVey recently received an award from the American Academy of Optometry.

12/07/2017 By staff