Pearly Whites

Urgent Care Dental Practice Opens in Bradenton

The first of its kind in the nation, Urgent Dental Care is open seven days a week and treats all sorts of dental emergencies.

06/24/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Blake Medical Center Names New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. R. Lee Biggs was previously CMO of Trident Health in Charleston, South Carolina.

12/16/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Plastic Surgeon Joins Burn, Plastic Surgery Team in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch

James Kotick concentrates on procedures such as body contouring, breast augmentation, reconstruction and reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, gender confirmation and facial aesthetics.

08/28/2020 By Staff


Dr. Alan Valadie Named Blake Medical Center Doctor of the Year

Since the awards’ inception in 1983, Valadie is the only physician to receive the recognition twice.

08/07/2020 By Staff

Health News

Federal Government Releases Report Card for Nation's Hospitals

Here's how our area hospitals ranked.

01/30/2020 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

Health News

Hospitals Receive Fall 2019 Leapfrog Safety Grades

Three local hospitals received an 'A' grade.

11/07/2019 By Staff


Blake Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer

Kimberly Hatchel will be responsible for the overall direction of nursing services, provision of clinical care and program direction for the department of nursing.

07/16/2019 By Staff

New Hires

Blake Medical Center Names Lisa Nummi Chief Operating Officer

In her role, she will be responsible for the day to day operation of the hospital.

06/30/2019 By Staff

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Receives Top Rating From Federal Government

The hospital was the only facility in the region to earn five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

03/14/2019 By Staff

Health care

Local Hospitals Earn 'A,' 'B' and 'C' Grades for Patient Safety

To award the grades, the nonprofit Leapfrog Group analyzed errors, accidents, injuries and infections at all American hospitals.

11/12/2018 By Staff

Health care

Nonprofit Grades Hospitals on Patient Safety

Three local hospitals received "A" grades, two received "C" grades and one received a "B."

04/26/2018 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