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

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