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

Health care

Hospital Nursing Leaders Win Statewide Prizes

Two nursing leaders at Sarasota Memorial Hospital recently won top prizes at the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Excellence Awards.

12/06/2017 By staff

Health care

Free Nursing Training Program Offered

Tidewell Hospice, the American Red Cross and CareerEdge Funders Collaborative are offering a free certified nursing assistant training program with guaranteed employment.

12/05/2017 By staff

Health care

CVS Buys Health Insurance Company for $69 Billion

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

12/04/2017 By staff

Profiles

Tri Sirena Sun Protective Clothing Keeps Triathletes Safe in the Sun

After being diagnosed with stage II melanoma at age 25, triathlete Stefani Schuetz needed to find sun-protective clothing to continue competing. So she made her own.

12/04/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Construction

Hospital Board Picks Architect, Builder for New $225 Million Venice Hospital

The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board recently voted to work with Flad Architects and Gilbane Building Company.

11/22/2017 By staff

Nonprofits

Healthcare Foundation Adds Eight to Board

The Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation recently added eight new individuals to its board of trustees for 2017-2018.

11/22/2017 By staff

Health

New Venice Fitness Center Opens

The new Planet Fitness takes up 20,000 square feet and offers cardio machines and strength equipment, specialty training equipment and more.

11/15/2017 By staff

Get Well Here

Sarasota's Medical Tourism Sector Faces Opportunities and Challenges

Florida sees between 300,000 and 400,000 medical tourists each year—activity that generates $6 billion in medical expenditures alone.

11/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health care

Local Practice Hires New Specialists in Joints and Pain Management

Drs. John Harkess and Justin Sirianni last month joined Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine and Pain Management.

11/03/2017 By staff

Health care

Child Protection Center Therapist Earns New Licenses

Celia Marchese of the Child Protection Center is now a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

11/01/2017 By staff

New hires

New Pediatrician Joins Physicians Network

Jose Tavarez, M.D., recently began accepting new patients in Lakewood Ranch,

10/31/2017 By staff

Health care

Hospital Lab Earns Accreditation

The laboratory at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota recently earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.

10/30/2017 By staff