Nursing

Scholarships Available for Local Nurses, Nursing Students

Since 2016, SNAC has awarded $264,000 in nursing scholarships to 72 local recipients.

02/27/2020 By Staff

Health News

Venice Regional Bayfront Health Now Offering Palliative Care Services

Care is provided through the hospital's collaboration with Connexis Medical Services.

02/21/2020 By Staff

Jobs

Women’s Resource Center’s Career Connections Program Will Offer Free CNA Training Session

Representatives from local healthcare systems will be on hand with information about classes, scholarships, employment and other opportunities.

02/20/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Hospital Appoints Breast Program Director for New Cancer Institute

Dr. Russell Novak has practiced in Sarasota since 1986 and held multiple leadership positions at Sarasota Memorial, including as past chief of surgery.

02/19/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Adds Specialist to GI Oncology Team

Dr. Stephen Kucera is a specialist in digestive and gastrointestinal diseases.

02/18/2020 By Staff

Brain Storm

Brain Health Initiative for the Florida Gulf Coast Region and Beyond

A decades-long brain health and performance study headquartered in Lakewood Ranch has launched.

02/08/2020

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Makes Honor Roll in Nation's First 'Tipping Point' Challenge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was among 95 organizations to receive national recognition for improving care for people living with a serious illness.

02/07/2020 By Staff

Health

New Class Teaches the Movements of Ballet to People With Parkinson's

Dancing Through Parkinson’s participants work on range of motion, strength and muscle tone, all while practicing deliberate movements and coordination.

02/06/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Federal Government Releases Report Card for Nation's Hospitals

Here's how our area hospitals ranked.

01/30/2020 By Staff

How to Save a Life

Simulated Teenagers Are Training Sarasota County School Staff to Help Troubled Students

The new training is a response to a spreading mental health crisis among young Americans.

01/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fitness

New Gym Opens in Lakewood Ranch

D1 Training was co-founded by Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning.

01/29/2020 By Staff

Ask the Experts

Top Doctors Answer Common Questions About Health

Does phone usage affect sleep? Is it safe to let unvaccinated children play with your child?

01/19/2020 By Staff

Rowing for Life

Sarasota Breast Cancer Survivors Will Paddle in the 2020 International Dragon Boat Championship

The team is one of seven U.S. squads participating.

01/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Second Sight

A Tiny Telescope Is Restoring Vision for Macular Degeneration Patients

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 60. A Sarasota doctor wants to change that.

01/17/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Health News

Florida Surgeon General Urges Residents to Get Flu Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there have been at least 6.4 million cases of influenza so far this season.

01/10/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH HealthFit Earns Re-Certification as Medical Fitness Facility

HealthFit is the only certified facility in Sarasota and one of just two in the state.

01/03/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

Bradenton Mental Health Counselor Appointed to Statewide Council on Human Trafficking

Melissa Larkin-Skinner is a licensed mental health counselor with 25 years of experience in mental health and addiction prevention and treatment.

12/30/2019 By Staff

Health News

Blake Trauma Center Receives Verification From American College of Surgeons

The verification recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing care for injured patients.

12/18/2019 By Staff

Legislation

DeSantis, Health and Human Services Secretary Announce Advancement of Prescription Drug Import Plan

The plan aims to lower U.S. prescription drug prices.

12/18/2019 By Staff

Grants

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $485,000 in Grants

Five of the eight grants were awarded to Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) for new technology, education and research advancements and equipment upgrades.

12/16/2019 By Staff