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Join SMH in ‘March for Babies’ and special reunion
04.07.2014 [New Moms & Dads]

Join us Saturday, April 26 for the March for Babies and NICU Reunion!

newbabyJoin the SMH Babe Magnet team to raise funds for the March of Dimes’ annual walk and help prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.

Sarasota Memorial CEO Gwen MacKenzie, chair of the event, invites Neonatal Intensive Care “graduates” and their families to participate in the March for Babies and then join Sarasota Memorial’s NICU Reunion at JD Hamel Park, where families can enjoy refreshments, activities and reunite with staff who cared for NICU “alumni.”

Registration for March for Babies begins at 7 a.m., April 26. The event starts at 8, and NICU Reunion immediately follows. It all takes place at the  JD Hamel Park, Main Street & U.S. 41.

Questions? Call (941) 917-1700.

To join the SMH Babe Magnet team, please visit


New Urgent Care Center Now Open on Bee Ridge Road!
04.02.2014 | SMH Extra

We’re proud to announce the opening of Sarasota Memorial Urgent Care at Bee Ridge! Our fifth Urgent Care Center is located at Center Gate Office Park, which is on the south side of Bee Ridge Road, between Honore and Cattlemen Roads. Its location is convenient to neighborhoods on either side of I-75 along the Bee […]

Do you have good taste? These techniques will help!
03.24.2014 | SMH Extra

When it comes to choosing what to eat, nutrition is important, but flavor is likely the true motivator and also the key to eating right, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. National Nutrition Month in March is the perfect time to experiment with new flavors and combinations in healthy meals and “Enjoy the […]

Give your table a new flavor with these healthy recipes
03.17.2014 | Uncategorized

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March by enjoying the flavors of fresh, healthy food with these dietitian-inspired recipes!  The dishes were created by Cathlyn Berning, RD, LDN, who has a culinary degree and is a lead in Sarasota Memorial’s Food & Nutrition Services and a manager of the hospital’s 1700 South restaurant. Sesame Encrusted Tuna […]

Celebrate Nutrition Month – Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!
03.07.2014 | Uncategorized

Sarasota Memorial is proud to join the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to celebrate National Nutrition Month®   in March! This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” and focuses on combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals. Here are a few ways to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”! • Explore […]

You can’t sugarcoat this recommendation
03.07.2014 | Uncategorized

This week, the World Health Organization announced that it will again urge people to reduce their sugar intake. The global health organization says daily sugar consumption should be below five per cent of an individual’s daily caloric intake, half of the agency’s previous recommendation, according to new draft guidelines. But, the organization agreed that the […]

Our New Hall of Famers!
03.04.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial’s celebration of Black History Month in February came to an end with the induction of four outstanding employees into the organization’s Black History Month Hall of Fame. The honorees were chosen by their colleagues based on their leadership, positive self-image and dedicated service. Pictured, front row from left, are Black History Month Chair […]

Hall of Fame event marks the close of Black History Month
02.26.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial continues to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. The national theme of this year’s celebration is “Civil Rights in America,” which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This week, Sarasota Memorial will induct four outstanding employees into the hospital’s Black History Month Hall of Fame. Each year, a committee […]

Hospital programs receive seal of approval
02.12.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial once again has demonstrated its superiority in treating two life-threatening conditions that affect millions of people each year, earning re-certification for its congestive heart failure program and for stroke care. To be certified, the hospital programs underwent a rigorous, on-site evaluation by The Joint Commission late last year. The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care […]

Smoothie operator
02.06.2014 | Uncategorized

Want a simple, healthy yet filling snack? Need an “on-the-go” breakfast? A smoothie will fit the bill. Just make sure it’s truly healthy, with plenty of fruit but low on sugar and fat. Our Food & Nutrition staff recently combined frozen mixed berries and mangoes (feel free to substitute your favorite fruit), protein powder (a […]