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

Fast Track

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Adds Specialist to GI Oncology Team

Dr. Stephen Kucera is a specialist in digestive and gastrointestinal diseases.

02/18/2020 By Staff

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Makes Honor Roll in Nation's First 'Tipping Point' Challenge

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was among 95 organizations to receive national recognition for improving care for people living with a serious illness.

02/07/2020 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

Limelight

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala 2020

The evening raised more than $1 million to support Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s cancer services, specifically patient care.

01/13/2020 Photography by Lori Sax

Health News

SMH HealthFit Earns Re-Certification as Medical Fitness Facility

HealthFit is the only certified facility in Sarasota and one of just two in the state.

01/03/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation Delivers 'Comfort Totes' to Ovarian Cancer Patients

The Gail Baird Foundation supports initiatives committed to raising awareness about, researching and curing ovarian cancer.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Health News

Hospitals Receive Fall 2019 Leapfrog Safety Grades

Three local hospitals received an 'A' grade.

11/07/2019 By Staff

Health News

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Honors Physicians, Installs New Staff Leaders

Ronald White, M.D., was awarded the health system’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, and Chippy Nalluri, M.D., was named 2019 Physician of the Year.

10/28/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Receives $800,000 Donation

The funds come from the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust.

09/16/2019 By Staff

Awards

Sarasota Memorial Earns 'Age-Friendly' Recognition

SMH is the only hospital in the region, and one of a handful in Florida, with "age-friendly" status.

09/04/2019 By Staff

Health

Sarasota Memorial Makes List of 57 'Standout' Hospitals

The results earned SMH the No. 1 “Best Regional Hospital” ranking in the Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port metropolitan area.

07/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Appointments

Sarasota County Public Hospital Board Appoints Britt Riner to Vacant Seat

The open seat on the governing board was vacated in April by Susan Tucker, who stepped down to complete medical school.

06/20/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

City Gives Green Light to Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice Development Plans

The hospital will offer a full array of medical and surgical care.

06/12/2019 Photography by Staff

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Breaks Ground on New Cancer Tower

The tower will have nine new operating rooms; two upper floors with 56 private suites dedicated for hospitalized cancer patients; and an array of support services.

04/16/2019 By Staff

Healthcare

Sarasota Memorial Named to Newsweek List of World's Best Hospitals

SMH was one of six Florida hospitals to make the inaugural list, which spotlights 1,000 hospitals across 11 countries.

04/15/2019 By Staff

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Breaks Ground on Venice Hospital

The new four-story, 350,000-square-foot hospital will be built on the corner of Laurel and Pinebrook roads near Interstate-75.

04/08/2019 By Staff

Groundbreaking

Sarasota Memorial Will Break Ground on New Venice Hospital on April 4

The new facility is projected to open in the fall of 2021.

04/01/2019 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