Your Health Questions Answered

Do We Need to Worry About a 'Tripledemic' This Year?

We asked Dr. Manuel Gordillo, a local infectious disease specialist, how concerned you need to be about a simultaneous rise in RSV, influenza and Covid-19.

11/16/2022 By Isaac Eger

Health News

How Worried Should We Be About RSV?

We spoke with an infectious disease doctor from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to learn more.

11/10/2022 By Isaac Eger

Health News

SMH Breaks Ground on Behavioral Health Pavilion

The ceremony included remarks from Target Corp. chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who with his wife Martha donated $10 million to support the pavilion.

03/30/2022 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Awards $10 Million Grant to Brian D. Jellison Cancer Center

Funds will be directed toward the development and expansion of programs and services.

12/15/2021 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants

The grants will help SMH purchase a pharmacy robotics system, implement a clinical trial management system for women's cancer care and expand its wellness program.

10/25/2021 By Staff


Target CEO Donates $10 Million to Sarasota Memorial Behavioral Health Pavilion

Brian Cornell and his wife, Martha, have deep roots in the Sarasota area.

10/20/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cancer Institute Appoints Chief of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Kenneth Meredith will lead Sarasota Memorial’s team of oncology surgeons.

10/12/2021 By Staff


First 1,000 Days Suncoast Expands Outreach and Support Team

Tina Wilson has been hired as family navigator, Dallas Decklever as peer support specialist, and Sienna Kelley as administrative assistant.

08/04/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

'We're in Pandemic Mode': Here's What's Happening With Covid-19 at SMH

"When you go through the ICU, it's an eye-opener."

07/29/2021 By Megan McDonald


Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon Raises More Than $140,000

The funds from the eighth annual luncheon helped fund a new bone density scanner at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

SMH COO Promoted to President of Sarasota Campus

Lorrie Liang joined Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in 2015.

02/03/2021 By Staff

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

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

Fast Track

SMH Nurse Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Jean Lucas is the chief nursing officer at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's new Venice hospital, scheduled to open in fall 2021.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Mental Health

SMH Hospital Board Approves Funding for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The $65 million pavilion is scheduled to be completed in October 2023.

08/18/2020 By Staff

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Radiation Oncology Center Opens Aug. 3

The opening of the $27 million center also marks the completion of the first phase of SMH's Cancer Institute.

07/22/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Hospital Board Appoints New Member

Sarah Lodge currently serves as associate vice president for RBC Wealth Management in Sarasota.

05/21/2020 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

Health News

FSU, SMH Launch New Hospice, Palliative Care Fellowship

It is one of only 13 approved sites in Florida.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health Report

New Robot Aids in Knee Replacements

Using 3D imaging and real-time intraoperative data, ROSA allows for improved accuracy and alignment, reducing the number of failed knee replacements.

10/25/2019 By Hannah Wallace