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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 […]

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 […]

A sweet start to Black History Month
01.31.2014 | SMH Extra

Kicking off Sarasota Memorial’s celebration of Black History Month with cake in Windows Cafe are, from left, Tatyana Oboimova of Food & Nutrition Services, Black History Month Committee Chairwoman Deborah Warren of Supply Chain Management, and Gwen Williams of Food & Nutrition. Sarasota Memorial has a variety of activities planned throughout the month of February, […]

Longtime OB-GYN honored for years of service
01.24.2014 | SMH Extra

About 200 Sarasota Memorial physicians, staff, former patients, family members and friends recently attended a special gathering to wish retiring physician John Hoertz, MD, center, a fond farewell. Over his 40-year career, the longtime Sarasota OB-GYN delivered more than 7,000 babies spanning multiple generations. Sarasota Memorial First Physicians Group Chief Medical Administrative Officer Jack Rodman, MD, left, and Chief […]

Symposium brings Parkinson’s disease community together
01.21.2014 | SMH Extra

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, with symptoms continuing and worsening over time. Nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease. Actor Michael J. Fox is one of the most prominent people affected by the disorder. Learn about the latest developments in PD on Saturday, Jan. 25  at […]

A Magnet Moment!
01.14.2014 | SMH Extra

Sarasota Memorial’s nurses received further confirmation that they’re among the nation’s best caregivers. This week, the hospital learned it has earned Magnet Nursing Recognition for the third time! The Magnet Recognition Program is the highest honor an organization can receive for excellence in nursing. Just 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. have earned this prestigious […]