Mental Health

SMH Prepares to Open New Mental Health Facility

Target CEO Brian Cornell's $10 million donation helped make the Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion possible.

11/15/2023 By Catherine Hicks/Community News Collaborative

Health News

SMH Receives $1 Million Grant for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The funds come from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

04/03/2023 By Staff

Unity Awards

Dr. Manuel Gordillo Steers a Community Through a Deadly Pandemic

"I’m so proud of the health care system. These are humbling experiences.”

01/09/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health Hack

Don't Want to Feel Like Stuffed Turkey After Thanksgiving? Follow These Tips

We spoke with registered dietician Michelle James about some holiday health hacks to avoid the dreaded post-turkey coma.

11/22/2022 By Isaac Eger

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Is Building a New Hospital in North Port

The new campus will be constructed on a 32-acre undeveloped site in the 4900 block of Sumter Boulevard, near I-75.

08/10/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

Can New AI Tools Detect Heart Disease Early?

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai developed an algorithm that can pinpoint difficult-to-diagnose cardiac conditions. Sarasota cardiologist Dr. Chippy Ajithan shares why early detection is key.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Named to U.S. News & World Report 'Best Hospitals' List for Specialty Care

It was the only hospital on the Suncoast to place, with 16 top performer ratings for treating various conditions.

08/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

The Pandemic

The Covid BA.5 Mutation Is Causing an Increase in Cases, Hospitalizations

Test positivity rate statewide is 24 percent, the highest number since January 2022.

07/28/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Safe space

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Adds New Pediatric Emergency Waiting Room

The space was designed to make the experience of going to the E.R. less traumatic for children.

07/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Once Again Ranked Among the Nation's Top 100 Hospitals

It was also named one of the top 40 teaching hospitals and top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the country.

07/01/2022 By Staff

The Pandemic

Covid-19 Hospitalizations Are Rising Again in Sarasota-Manatee

On Monday, June 6, Sarasota Memorial Hospital reported treating 68 Covid-19 patients, seven of whom are in the intensive care unit.

06/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

How to Quit Smoking

Local sources like Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center have free classes and nicotine replacement therapies that can help kickstart your recovery.

06/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Going Up

Sarasota Memorial Moves Forward with Third Phase of Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute

In addition to the seven-story cancer pavilion, plans call for an adjacent parking garage and skybridge.

05/23/2022 By Staff

Milk Matters

How Is the National Formula Shortage Affecting Sarasota Babies?

"Our community is aware of this national issue, and are ready to extend a hand," says Healthy Start Sarasota executive director Ewens.

05/17/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH Continues Straight 'A' Safety Streak from Leapfrog Group

The national distinction recognizes the hospital for its achievements in protecting hospitalized patients from medical errors and preventable harm.

05/11/2022 By Staff

Milk Depot

SMH Opens New Milk Depot Location in Venice

Local moms can donate breast milk to fragile, premature babies.

05/05/2022 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

What Should Expectant Mothers Know About C-Sections?

April is International Cesarean Awareness Month.

04/20/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Your Health Questions Answered

What Is Heart Failure and Can it Be Treated?

Sarasota's Dr. Chippy Nalluri shares insight on new drugs and guidelines for those suffering from heart failure.

04/06/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Covid-19 Update

It's Been Two Years Since the Start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Here's Where We Stand.

While cases are on the decline in our area, deaths are still being reported.

03/11/2022 By Allison Forsyth


SMH Makes Newsweek’s 'World’s Best Hospitals' 2022 List

The list recognizes the best medical institutions across 27 countries, including 414 hospitals in the United States.

03/02/2022 By Staff