SMH Earns Top Maternity Award from U.S. News & World Report

This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.

12/07/2021 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Benefit SMH

Among other things, the grants will help SMH purchase new orthopedic surgical tools.

12/06/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Oncology Tower Opens; Dick Vitale Among First Patients

The tower is the second phase and centerpiece of several facilities that make up Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.

11/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Opens New Venice Hospital

Construction of the new facility is complete. It will begin accepting patients this month.

11/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH Venice Announces Inaugural Team of Physician Leaders

The hospital is preparing to open this month.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Honors Physicians, Installs New Medical Staff Leaders

Dr. Richard Brown was awarded the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Dr. Faisal Keen was named 2021 Physician of the Year.

10/28/2021 By Staff

Health News

USF, SMH to Partner to Address Nursing Shortage

A new program will seek to improve the working environment for nurses facing burnout and stress as the pandemic persists.

10/27/2021 By Staff


SMH Named One of World’s ‘Most Wired’ Hospitals

SMH was recognized for advancing a broad range of digital health technologies promoting better and more secure patient interactions and care.

10/06/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hopsital Names New Leaders

Dr. Joseph Seaman and Dr. Kyle Garner have been named associate chief medical officers of SMH's Sarasota and Venice campuses, respectively.

10/01/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital Update Visiting Hours

The move comes as Covid-19 cases are declining locally.

09/30/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

'Most Days I Want to Break Down and Cry': Sarasota Nurses Share Pandemic Frustrations

Exhaustion, staffing shortages, doxxing, hate messages—local nurses are feeling the effects of the pandemic.

09/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Expands ICU Due to Covid Surge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital expands its intensive care unit to accommodate severely ill Covid-19 patients

09/02/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Knick's Tavern and Grill, Artisan Cheese Company Help Feed Frontline Workers

As Covid cases surge, the restaurants are providing meals for local first responders.

08/26/2021 By Emma Moneuse


Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives $250,000 Gift

The donation, from Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse, will be used to help SMH respond to the current surge of Covid-19 cases

08/20/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Will Roll Out Next Month in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that boosters will be available for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

08/18/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial's Covid-19 Patient Census Is the Highest It's Ever Been

Of the 239 Covid-positive patients in the hospital, 52 are in the ICU and 34 are on ventilators; 89 percent of them are unvaccinated.

08/17/2021 By Megan McDonald

The Pandemic

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Reports Record Number of Covid Patients

The hospital currently has 201 Covid-positive patients—the highest number since the pandemic began last March.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Health News

Widely Recognized Thyroid Surgeon Joins Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Dr. Ralph Tufano will lead the new First Physicians Group Thyroid and Parathyroid Center

08/03/2021 By Staff

The Pandemic

SMH Re-Activates ‘No Visitors’ Policy

The policy takes effect Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, and comes in response to surging Covid-19 cases.

07/30/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Announces Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute Inaugural Physician Team

Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Brown will oversee the team of more than 70 community physicians.

07/28/2021 By Staff