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

Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center have free classes and nicotine medications that you can take advantage of today.

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?

Dr. Chippy Nalluri from Heart Specialists Sarasota shares her insight into 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

Your Health Questions Answered

What Are the Best New Thyroid Disease Treatments Available in Sarasota?

Dr. Ralph Tufano was the first doctor in the U.S. to complete a scarless thyroid surgery. He explains more treatment options here.

03/02/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fast Track

Colon and Rectal Robotic Surgeon Joins Sarasota Memorial’s First Physicians Group

Dr. Sam Agarwal will lead the new Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery in SMH's First Physicians Group network.

03/01/2022 By Staff

Covid-19 Update

What's the Status of Covid-19 in Sarasota-Manatee Right Now?

Dr. Manuel Gordillo at Sarasota Memorial Hospital shares an update on Covid-19 in Sarasota and Manatee County.

02/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $4 Million in Grants to SMH

Funding supports the expansion of SMH's rehab pavilion, new equipment, pharmacy needs, and SMH's collaboration with USF's College of Nursing.

02/07/2022 By Staff

Maternal Health

SMH Joins National Collaborative Focused on Improving Outcomes for Mothers and Babies

The collaborative will test interventions and protocols to reduce preventable deaths and complications.

01/31/2022 By Staff


SMH Earns Top Maternity Award from U.S. News & World Report

This is the first time U.S. News has published a list of Best Hospitals for Maternity.

12/07/2021 By Staff


Healthcare Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in Grants to Benefit SMH

Among other things, the grants will help SMH purchase new orthopedic surgical tools.

12/06/2021 By Staff

Health News

SMH Oncology Tower Opens; Dick Vitale Among First Patients

The tower is the second phase and centerpiece of several facilities that make up Sarasota Memorial’s Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute.

11/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Health care

Sarasota Memorial Opens New Venice Hospital

Construction of the new facility is complete. It will begin accepting patients this month.

11/09/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

SMH Venice Announces Inaugural Team of Physician Leaders

The hospital is preparing to open this month.

11/01/2021 By Staff