April 2013


Robotic Surgery: Fewer Stitches, Faster Recovery...More Specialties
As the region’s leading referral center for robotic procedures with 22 surgeons in six specialties, we proudly present a free lecture series (ongoing through April 23) on the latest advances in robotics, including additional procedures performed with our new, next generation da Vinci Si.

Join experts from each of our specialties for their unique insight into robotic technology and why they choose Sarasota Memorial for their patients. Light refreshments will be served.

Visit our calendar for a full schedule. Space is limited. For information or to reserve a seat, please call (941) 917-7777.

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Relay for Life – Downtown Sarasota
Join Team SMH and friends at the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay for Life at Sarasota High School, 1000 South School Ave., 3 pm Saturday, April 6, to 9 am Sunday, April 7.

For information, visit relayforlife.org or to join Team SMH, email Joann-Heaton@smh.com

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HealthSquare April '13 Events
Take a moment to relax at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square. HealthSquare offers free screenings and friendly staff to help answer questions about the hospital and services it provides. We also offer free health programs each month.


UPCOMING:
April 16, 9-10 am – Nutrition and Arthritis
April 25 , 9-10 am – Hip Pain, by Pain Medicine Specialist Paul Satia, MD
May 2, 9-10 am – Foot care, by Podiatrist Robert Goecker, DPM
Weekly Wellness Walks in the mall, 8:30 am Thursdays through May 9.

For more information, browse our online calendar at smh.com, call (941) 302-4271 or email healthsquare@smh.com.

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Join Team SMH for this fun, family-friendly event – the single most powerful force to fund vital research that can help change the future for those struggling with autism.

The walk starts at 10:30 am Saturday, April 20, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (check-in and resource fair begins at 9 am). Click to join Team SMH.

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March for Babies
Sarasota Memorial is a proud sponsor of this annual walk benefitting the March of Dimes and programs that promote healthy pregnancies.

This year’s walk begins 9 am Saturday, April 27, at JD Hamel Park, Sarasota (registration begins at 8 am). Click to join the SMH “Babe Magnet” team.

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Golf Tournament & Fund Raiser
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation’s annual Physicians Golf Tournament will take place Friday, May 3, at Laurel Oak Country Club.

Registration starts at 11:30 am, with a shotgun start at 12:45 pm. Proceeds benefit the Physicians Endowment Fund. Information: (941) 917-1286 or smhf.org

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Stiletto Sprint
Sarasota Memorial is proud to support Sarasota’s first “Stiletto Sprint,” 6:30 pm Saturday, May 11, presented by the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Florida Suncoast Chapter.

Join us as we put on our pink heels and sprint towards a cure in Downtown Sarasota! Information/registration: komensuncoast.org

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HealthFit Summer Kids Camp
Fun, kid-style, all-indoor activities, from swimming to soccer & more. Camp runs June 3-Aug. 16, 9 am–4 pm at Sarasota Memorial HealthFit, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road).

Sign up for one or more weeks. Daily lunch & snacks provided. Early drop off & after camp pick up available. For rates & information, call (941) 917-7000 or visit smhfit.com

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Memory Screenings: (941) 917-7197
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 822-0952
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Stroke Support: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7048
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700


 

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