Sarasota Memorial Hospital Celebrates 95th Anniversary

The hospital opened its doors in the fall of 1925.

11/02/2020 By Staff

Children and Families

First 1,000 Days Sarasota Launches Parent Portal and Care Coordination System

Families can sign up to ask for parenting education, healthcare, food, financial assistance and other resources.

11/02/2020 By Staff


Reminder: Keep Up With Your Mammograms

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Don't let Covid-19 prevent you from scheduling your test.

10/26/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Ride Electric Bikes on Siesta Key Beach

Cruise along Siesta's white sand on an electric bike with Endless Summer SRQ.

10/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Hiring Nurses for New Fruitville Road Emergency Department

The freestanding emergency department will open on Dec. 1, 2020.

10/19/2020 By Staff

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

New Data Shows Progress in the Effort to Help Babies Born Addicted to Opiates

Sarasota Memorial Hospital has changed how it treats babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome, and the results so far look promising.

10/19/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health News

SMH Celebrates Oncology Tower Construction Milestone

Slated to open in the fall of 2021, the tower is the cornerstone of Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.

10/16/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH Opens New Digestive Health Center, Expands Gastroenterology Practice

The new outpatient facility offers early detection and specialized treatments for digestive disorders and gastrointestinal cancers.

10/14/2020 By Staff

Health News

Tidewell Care Center Set To Open at Village on the Isle in Venice

The Tidewell Care Center at Village on the Isle will occupy eight of the continuing-care retirement community's 64 private suites.

10/12/2020 By Staff


Sarasota Memorial Named One of World’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals

SMH is one of only five hospitals in the Tampa Bay area to make the “most wired” list for 2020.

10/09/2020 By Staff

Health News

Dermatology Practice Expands to Sarasota

This location is the 20th for Academic Alliance in Dermatology, which also has offices in Tampa Bay and Orlando.

10/08/2020 By Staff

Cheers for Tears

Dry Eyes Have Intensified in Lockdown

All that time spent staring at our screens causes a 50 percent or higher reduction in your blink rate.

10/07/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Time to Unplug

Five Simple Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now

When you think you don’t have time for self-care, remember what Mr. Rogers said: “Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others.”

10/07/2020 By Heather Dunhill


Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute Receives $25 Million Gift

The gift, from the Brian and Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, is the largest in Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s history.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Sports Medicine Doctor Joins Gulf Coast Medical Group

Dr. Tracy Ng is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy/minimally invasive surgery.

09/28/2020 By Staff

Health News

Tidewell Foundation Opens Full-Service Medical, Social, Recreation Center on Longboat Key

The center and its group of tenants aim to serve the Longboat Key community’s health care needs.

09/23/2020 By Staff


America’s Former Surgeon General Discusses Loneliness, Isolation and Covid-19

Dr. Vivek Murthy is the author of a timely new book titled "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World."

09/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

You Are Not Alone

Covid-19 Is Fueling America’s Loneliness Epidemic

The pandemic has left millions of Americans cut off from other people, and public health experts say the consequences could be dire.

09/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mental Health

Local Experts to Participate in Mental Health Roundtable

The LWN Live With Nature Foundation's streaming event will focus on mental health and the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/10/2020 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Go Rollerblading at Venetian Waterway Park

Feel the wind in your hair (and wheels) while rollerblading this 10-mile paved path in Venice.

09/09/2020 By Allison Forsyth