Health care

Hospital Foundation Adds Two New Board Members

Gary Dornbush and Sandi Stuart recently joined the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation board.

12/17/2020 By Staff

Mental health

Behavioral Health Response Team to Work With Police Departments

First Step of Sarasota has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to help individuals in behavioral health crises.

12/16/2020 By Staff

Health care

Medical Center Works to Promote Organ, Eye and Tissue Donations

Since April 2019, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has added 151 donors to local registries.

12/15/2020 By Staff

Health care

Clinician Honored With 'Behavioral Health Pandemic Hero Award'

Centerstone's Angela Dunbar was recently recognized by the Florida Behavioral Health Association.

12/15/2020 By Staff

Health care

Four Local Hospitals Earn 'A' Grades for Safety

Two received "B" grades and one received a "C."

12/14/2020 By staff


Blood Bank Is Asking for Plasma Donations

SunCoast Blood Centers are asking Covid-19 survivors to donate plasma.

12/14/2020 By Staff

Health News

Freestanding Emergency Department in Sarasota County Now Open

The full-service emergency department will provide emergency care 24 hours a day by a board-certified physician, seven days a week.

12/10/2020 By Staff


Stratum Health System, Empath Health Boards Approve Merger

The merger will create the country’s largest not-for-profit health system delivering non-acute care and services to individuals with chronic, advanced and terminal illnesses.

12/10/2020 By Staff

Health News

Genetic Testing Can Provide a Road Map for Your Future

Testing technology continues to evolve at warp speed.

12/10/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Coastal Orthopedics Announces Plans for Future Expansion

The orthopedic practice plans to build a new 88,000-square-foot medical facility on State Road 64.

12/02/2020 By Staff


CryoXL Opens Recovery Center at D1 Training in Lakewood Ranch

CryoXL will serve as a professional-grade recovery center for local athletes and D1 Training members.

11/30/2020 By Staff

Chew on this

Now That Florida Is Allowing Edible Cannabis, New Products Are Hitting the State's Shelves

Cannabis companies are selling everything from bite-sized edibles to chocolate bars and cookies.

11/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $700,000 in Grants

The funds will be used to help enhance patient outcomes and physician satisfaction, and provide resources to under-served members of the community.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Health News

SunCoast Blood Centers Forms Partnership With U.S. Military

Red blood cells and plasma will be sent to a U.S. military hospital in Iraq.

11/24/2020 By Staff

Working Overtime

How the Fire Department Is Handling Emergencies Safely Amid the Pandemic

Covid-19 has added a new wrinkle to the difficult jobs of first responders.

11/23/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health care

Sarasota Memorial CEO Named Chair of State Board for Safety Net Hospitals

The Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida represents 14 safety net health care systems around the state.

11/23/2020 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants $3 Million for Health and Human Services Needs

Fourteen organizations were awarded portions of the grant.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Health News

USF Nursing Course to Address Covid-19, Burnout

In February of this year, a national study by UC San Diego confirmed that suicide risk was significantly higher among nurses than the general population.

11/20/2020 By Hannah Wallace


Cancer Research Foundation Receives $2 Million Donation

The Pentecost Foundation recently donated the money to The V Foundation to fund pediatric cancer research.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Health care

Hospital Partners With Software Company for Diabetes Care

The eGlycemic Management System will be implemented at Sarasota Memorial Hospital this year.

11/19/2020 By Staff