Sarasota Memorial Begins Demolition for New Behavioral Health Pavilion

The new 82-bed, 95,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in 2023.

06/11/2021 By Staff

I, Robot

New Technology Allows Hospital-Bound Seniors to Explore The Ringling

The Ohmni telepresence robot is controlled by patients via a tablet and allows them to move independently and interact with others.

05/11/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Moves Forward With Next Phase of Cancer Institute

With its inpatient oncology tower nearly complete, Sarasota Memorial Hospital has begun planning for two new outpatient cancer facilities at its Sarasota and Venice campuses.

04/22/2021 By Staff


Experimental New Treatment Targets Deadly Inflammation in Covid Patients

Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH) is one of more than a dozen research sites nationwide participating in the trial.

04/15/2021 By Staff


Women & Medicine Educational Luncheon Raises More Than $140,000

The funds from the eighth annual luncheon helped fund a new bone density scanner at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/30/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Offers Experimental Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Sarasota Memorial is one of just two hospitals in Florida enrolling patients in the clinical trial.

03/26/2021 By Staff

Health News

Silverstein Institute Physicians Join SMH First Physicians Group

Additionally, the physician’s assistants, fellows and audiologists who comprise the Silverstein Institute team also joined the FPG team.

03/15/2021 By Staff


SMH Physician Honored for Performing 2,000th Robotic Surgery Procedure

Dr. Robert Carey, a urologist, is one of the founders of the robotic surgery program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

02/23/2021 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $728,000 in Grants

The funds will be used to help purchase equipment for cardiovascular services and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

02/10/2021 By Staff

Hometown Heroes

Sarasota Memorial Front-Line Workers Invited to Super Bowl LV

The 5 Waldemere Tower patient care team team works on one of the hospital's busiest COVID-19 units. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell surprised them with the news.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Your Health Questions Answered

How Does the Covid-19 Vaccine Work?

The vaccine does not use a live virus, like other vaccines, but instead relies on messenger RNA to help the body prevent infection.

01/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth


SMH to Host Special Covid-19 Vaccination Event for People 65 and Older this Weekend

The hospital is using its own supply of the Moderna vaccine to inoculate at least 3,000 people 65 and older on Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10

01/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Health care

Hospital Foundation Adds Two New Board Members

Gary Dornbush and Sandi Stuart recently joined the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation board.

12/17/2020 By Staff

Health care

Four Local Hospitals Earn 'A' Grades for Safety

Two received "B" grades and one received a "C."

12/14/2020 By staff


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


Sarasota Memorial Hospital Celebrates 95th Anniversary

The hospital opened its doors in the fall of 1925.

11/02/2020 By Staff


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


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