Grants

Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $700,000 in Grants

The funds will be used to help enhance patient outcomes and physician satisfaction, and provide resources to under-served members of the community.

11/24/2020 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 care

Hospital Partners With Software Company for Diabetes Care

The eGlycemic Management System will be implemented at Sarasota Memorial Hospital this year.

11/19/2020 By Staff

Anniversaries

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Celebrates 95th Anniversary

The hospital opened its doors in the fall of 1925.

11/02/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives $100,000 Gift

The donation comes from Eliza Perlmutter Culverhouse in support of the hospital's emergency care center.

10/26/2020 By Staff

Health

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

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Installs New Physician Leaders

Dr. Jack Wazen has been named chief of staff for a one-year term.

10/22/2020 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

Awards

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

Philanthropy

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

Awards

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Cardiac Unit Earns National Award for Excellence

The honor singles out units that successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with healthy work environment standards.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Health News

SMH Named a 'Standout' Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

The hospital was also recognized for its high performance in caring for Medicare patients.

07/28/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

SMH Reports All-Time High in COVID-19-Positive Patients

Hospital leadership adds that there has been a noticeable increase in younger people getting the virus from community spread.

07/01/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Is Restricting Visitors Again

The hospital says the changes are part of its ongoing effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of patients, staff and the community.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Relaxes Some Visitor Restrictions

However, visiting guidelines are still in place.

06/08/2020 By Staff

First Person

'They Almost Lost Me Three Times': A COVID-19 Patient Shares His Story

Steve Hefler was hospitalized for 49 days after contracting the coronavirus.

05/22/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH to Resume Elective and Non-Emergency Surgeries on Monday

All of SMH’s operating rooms, surgery suites and labs, as well as its Cape Outpatient Surgery Center, will resume normal operations on Monday.

04/30/2020 By Staff

Breaking News

Healthcare Foundation Approves More Than $1 Million in Grants to Help Fight COVID-19

Funds will be directed toward the purchase of ventilators, infectious disease testing equipment, cleaning robots and more.

03/20/2020 By Megan McDonald

Health News

SMH Says First Batch of COVID-19 Tests Are Negative

The hospital recently tested 14 patients with unexplained respiratory illness; it has also set up a 24/7 coronavirus command center and a public hotline.

03/05/2020 By Megan McDonald